A Perfect Season for Dreaming / Un tiempo perfecto para soñar

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Pub Date: 08/31/2010

Pages: 40

Trim: 9 x 11

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Imprint: Cinco Puntos Press

ISBN 13: 9781933693620

ISBN 10: 1933693622

Price: / $11.99 CAN$8.95

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational

A Perfect Season for Dreaming / Un tiempo perfecto para soñar

By Benjamin Alire Saenz, Esau Andrade Valencia

Price: $8.95

About the Book

“[Children] will respond to Sáenz's elemental warmth and rhythmic storytelling.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Young readers will enjoy its structure, numbers and playful dreams, while more sophisticated readers—and even adults—will find reasons to return to it again and again.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Seventy-eight-year-old Octavio Rivera looks forward to the beautiful dreams that visit during his afternoon siesta. If only he could share them with someone. But his brother would think he is getting old. And his friends would think he ate too many gorditas. Oh, but his granddaughter Regina. She will understand!

About the Book

An old man tells his granddaughter about the nine most beautiful dreams of his lifetime.


Benjamin Alire Sáenz received three starred Publishers Weekly reviews in 2008—one for his young adult novel He Forgot to Say Goodbye (Simon & Schuster) and two for his illustrated book A Perfect Season for Dreaming (Cinco Puntos Press). Long at the forefront of the emerging Latino literature in the United States, he has received both the Wallace Stegner and Lannan fellowships, and he is a recipient of the American Book Award. His young adult novel Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood was named one of the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2005. Sáenz lives in El Paso, Texas.

Geronimo Garcia is a highly successful and internationally recognized graphic designer. He lives in El Paso, Texas.

Born in Mexico, Esau Andrade Valencia comes from a family of folk artists. Although still young, he is increasingly recognized as a master artist in the tradition of the great painters such as Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo, in whose footsteps he follows. Esau's paintings are included in the collection of The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach as well as in the Downey Museum of Art in California.