The Tortilla Factory by Gary Paulsen

The Tortilla Factory

byGary PaulsenIllustratorRuth Paulsen

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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In clear and eloquent language, Gary Paulsen pays tribute to a cycle of life - from seed to plant to tortilla. Workers till the black soil, operate the clanking machinery of the factory, and drive the trucks that deliver the tortillas back into the hands that will plant the yellow seeds. With Ruth Wright Paulsen's expressive paintings, The Tortilla Factory brings forth the poetry and beauty of a simple way of life. 'This title is beautiful to look at, and will also fit nicely into units on food, regional culture, art, and many other topics.' - School Library Journal

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GARY PAULSEN has written nearly two hundred books for young people, including the Newbery Honor Books Hatchet, Dogsong, and The Winter Room. He divides his time between a home in New Mexico and a boat on the Pacific Ocean.
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Title:The Tortilla FactoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.24 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152016988

ISBN - 13:9780152016982

Appropriate for ages: 4

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In a lyrical tribute to the Mexican farm worker, award-winning author Gary Paulsen pays homage to a cycle of life--from seed to plant to tortilla. With Ruth Wright Paulsen's expressive paintings, the story brings forth the poetry and beauty of a simple way of life. Full color.

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This simple prose poem describes, in broad strokes, how corn is harvested and made into tortillas while rough, warm-toned paintings set the scenes. All ages.