Nancy Maria Grande Tabor, author
Nancy is the author of several bilingual books for Charlesbridge, including El gusto del Mercado Mexicano/A Taste of the Mexican Market, Somos un Arcos Iris/We Are A Rainbow, Cincuenta en la Cebra/Fifty on the Zebra, and Albertina anda Arriba/Albertina Goes Up.
Nancy is a bilingual teacher in Sonoma, California. She often speaks at schools, libraries, and conferences to emphasize the need for language-rich books in Spanish. She stresses the importance of understanding other cultures and the reflection of culture through literature in both her presentations and her books.
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Idiomatic expressions are never easy to explain in translation, yet Tabor's bilingual demonstration, illustrated with colorful cut-paper art, presents 12 contrasting idioms in both English and Spanish in a manner language learners will understand. For example, she explains that when, in Spanish, someone "esta tomandote el pelo" (is pulling your hair), they are "pulling your leg" in English. An amusing introduction to popular English- and Spanish-language figures of speech for students of both languages.
Page count: 32
8 x 10