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 Luis paints the world
 Author: Farish, Terry

 Illustrator: Dominguez, Oliver

 Publisher:  Carolrhoda
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 322860 ISBN: 9781467757966
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Brothers -- Fiction
 Mural painting and decoration -- Fiction
 Voluntary military service -- Fiction
 Dominican Americans -- Fiction

Price: $22.11

Nico doesn't have to join the Army to see the world--that's what younger brother Luis tries to show by painting a mural in the neighborhood alley. But Nico is deployed and his small brother paints the world in the alleyway to hold on to him.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 181163
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 69067

   Booklist (02/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/01/2016 Luis is bereft because his older brother, Nico, is leaving with the army in order to see the world. Luis takes his sorrow to the walls of his house, painting his feelings and the special places where he and Nico made memories. His murals are as brilliant as the illustrations in the book—vivid, bold, and expressive. As time passes, Luis covers the wall in the alley with images from the letters and pictures Nico sends from far away. In the spirit of close communities, friends and neighbors join the painting, adding their own feelings to the wall in the alleyway. Spanish words and phrases are incorporated into the book’s text, subtly drawing upon Luis’ heritage. This story is inspired by an art program in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a town of residents from all over the world, who share their stories and traditions through mural art. Its beautiful message will touch the hearts of readers and maybe inspire them to create art of their own. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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