The Treasure on Gold Street / El tesoro en la calle oro
About the Book
Hannah loves her friend Isabel because Isabel is big like a grownup, but she plays with Hannah like a friend. Hannah loves Isabel because Isabel doesn’t criticize. She’s never in a hurry. She’s always ready to play any game Hannah wants to play. And—unlike other grownups and some bigger kids—she doesn’t tell Hannah what to do.
And Hannah’s not the only one who thinks that Isabel is wonderful. On Isabel’s birthday, everyone on Gold Street recognizes that Isabel is the neighborhood’s real treasure.
About the Book
Lee Merrill Byrd, novelist and publisher, was born and raised in New Jersey but has spent most of her life in the Southwest. In 1985, with her husband, poet Bobby Byrd, she founded Cinco Puntos Press, a publishing company named after their neighborhood in El Paso, Texas. In October 2003, Cinco Puntos published Lee’s first picture book for children, The Treasure on Gold Street, A Neighborhood Story in Spanish and English. It received a Skipping Stones Honor Book Award, a Southwest Book Award, a Paterson Poetry Center Prize, and a Teddy Award from the Texas Writers League.
Francisco Delgado, a fronterizo artist, was born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua in 1974. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Art. His paintings have been on book covers, in national art exhibits, private collections and community institutions. Delgado’s picture books include ¡Si, Se Puede! and Juanito Counts to Ten. He also provided the illustrations for Out of Their Minds, by Luis Humberto Crosthwaite.
Antonio Castro L., born in Zacatecas, Mexico, has lived in the Juarez-‐‑El Paso area for
most of his life. The illustrator of dozens of children’s books, this is his fourth
collaboration with Joe.