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As a boy, Gabito had the ability to imagine many things. He lived in a small house with a large family. He would grow up to become a writer known as Gabriel García Márquez.Sumario en español: Como un niño, Gabito tenía la capacidad de imaginar muchas cosas. Él vivió en una pequeña casa con una gran familia. Él llega a ser un escritor conocido como Gabriel García Márquez.
Colorful and beautiful illustrations.
Use this to teach writing, hooking your readers in and imagining great possibilities.
This could even be used in upper level courses to introduce students to this author before studying one of his literary works.
Gabito is the nickname of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This book tells the story of Marquez in an interesting way. Marquez grew up listening to his grandparents tell stories and learned to tell stories himself. Marquez lived in his imagination, but was reminded of reality when seeing the banana workers. He is now a famous author.
I enjoy reading books about real people. I related to this book because I know some very good storytellers. One guy I know, even though I do not think most of his stories are completely true, tells real-life stories that keep you on the edge of your seat only to throw you on the floor laughing.
Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Use this book to develop the children's story telling skills. After reading this story, have the children write their own story. It can be either fact or fiction, but it must be interesting.
2. Use the book to teach children about the Colombian culture. Make dolls out of popsicle sticks with Colombian clothes made of felt.