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Alma and How She Got Her Name

What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from and who she may one day be.If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jos Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; Jos, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names....

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ISBN : 9780763693558
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages
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Alma and How She Got Her Name Reviews

  • PoligirlReads

    Oh this is too delightful. It's a charming, soft book, perfect for gentle reading. There's no flashy colors or manic imagery, nothing that looks computer generated; just soothing text and images.

    The illustrations are almost too much to handle. They are so precious and so detailed that you see something new upon each read.

    Keep reading to the last page, where the author reveals the history of her name (and the motivation for this book) and then invites the reader to share the story of their name
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  • Amanda

    4 1/2 stars

    Names have power! Couple that with these gorgeous illustrations and a story that shoots stars and you have a winner!

  • Amy

    Described by Candlewick as the story of a girl's multiple names + how she received each one. Bilingual (spanish) edition will be available simultaneous with English release.

  • Erin

    I read the Spanish version of this and loved it! A really sweet read.

  • Cynthia

    Lovely book! Alma wants to know why she has such a long name, and her father explains, telling her about her ancestors. Melodic, soft and sweet.

  • Abby

    Really cute, great sense of connection with family and culture. Love the author's afterword.

  • Cathy Mealey

    ALMA is the book title, but the inquisitive heroine’s full name is Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela. The how and why of the stories behind each and every name unfold in delightful, engaging ways after Alma complains that her name is “too long” and “never fits.” In fact, Alma must tape an extra piece of paper to her page to accommodate all six!

    When Alma’s father sits her down to explain the rich history of the names she bears, Alma’s incredible imagination brings them to life. Aided by fami
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  • Julie Kirchner

    This is a fantastic book about the importance of names and where they come from. So many times I hear kids making fun of names or kids saying it’s okay when their names are mispronounced. This book celebrates every part of Alma’s name and where it comes from. A wonderful story with lovely illustrations.