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Format:
Title:
Rafi and Rosi pirates!
ISBN:
9780892393817

9780892393831
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2017]
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustratins ; 24 cm
Series title(s):
Contents:
Glossary -- Priate battle -- Hidden treasure -- Haunted sentry box -- Did you know about.
Summary:
"Rafi and Rosi, two curious tree frogs, explore Puerto Rico's El Morro Fort, where they pretend to be pirates in battle, find pirate treasure, and discover a haunted sentry box"-- Provided by publisher. Includes glossary and facts about the places and events.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Level 3.0.
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Summary

In this new book in the popular Dive Into Reading: Rafi and Rosi chapter book series, Rafi and his younger sister, Rosi, are excited to visit El Morro Fort, the four-hundred-year-old fortress that guards the entrance to San Juan harbor. At the fort they pretend to be pirates, engage in a fierce battle, and learn about Roberto Cofresí, Puerto Rico's most famous pirate. As they go deeper into the fort they discover a gleaming, hidden treasure--Spanish gold doubloons and silver pieces of eight--hidden in the inner reaches of the fort's kitchen. After turning over their discovery to the fort's museum, Rafi is ready to go back to Tía Ana's home, but Rosi wants to play hide-and-seek. And Rosi sees the perfect place to hide--in the stone sentry box that once housed the fort's lookout guards. Little does she know that the sentry box might be haunted!

Engaging and informative, the book is perfect for independent readers in grades 1 and 2. Children will enjoy joining Rafi and Rosi on their new adventures while they learn about Puerto Rico's history.


Summary

In this new book in the popular Dive Into Reading: Rafi and Rosi chapter book series, Rafi and his younger sister, Rosi, are excited to visit El Morro Fort, the four-hundred-year-old fortress that guards the entrance to San Juan harbor. At the fort they pretend to be pirates, engage in a fierce battle, and learn about Roberto Cofresí, Puerto Rico's most famous pirate. As they go deeper into the fort they discover a gleaming, hidden treasure--Spanish gold doubloons and silver pieces of eight--hidden in the inner reaches of the fort's kitchen. After turning over their discovery to the fort's museum, Rafi is ready to go back to Tía Ana's home, but Rosi wants to play hide-and-seek. And Rosi sees the perfect place to hide--in the stone sentry box that once housed the fort's lookout guards. Little does she know that the sentry box might be haunted!

Engaging and informative, the book is perfect for independent readers in grades 1 and 2. Children will enjoy joining Rafi and Rosi on their new adventures while they learn about Puerto Rico's history.


Author Notes

LULU DELACRE is the illustrator of numerous award-winning books, several of which she alsowrote or compiled. Her books range from picture books to chapter books to YA novels. Delacrehas been creating books since 1980, has produced more than thirty-five titles, and is a three-timePura Belpr#65533; Award honoree. She was born and grew up in Puerto Rico, where she loved to drawpictures, catch lizards, and listen to the song of the coqu#65533;s, tiny tree frogs. Her childhoodexperiences were the inspiration for Rafi and Rosi and their adventures. Delacre and her husbandlive in Silver Spring, Maryland.


LULU DELACRE is the illustrator of numerous award-winning books, several of which she alsowrote or compiled. Her books range from picture books to chapter books to YA novels. Delacrehas been creating books since 1980, has produced more than thirty-five titles, and is a three-timePura Belpr#65533; Award honoree. She was born and grew up in Puerto Rico, where she loved to drawpictures, catch lizards, and listen to the song of the coqu#65533;s, tiny tree frogs. Her childhoodexperiences were the inspiration for Rafi and Rosi and their adventures. Delacre and her husbandlive in Silver Spring, Maryland.


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Rafi and Rosi are coquis (tiny tree frogs)who live in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rafi and Rosi go to visit the El Morro Fort because admission is free for the day. The two froggies enjoy some imaginative play; pretending to be pirates, they find a real pirate treasure and get spooked while exploring an old sentry box. They have a positive sibling relationship and take care of each other. Children can easily relate to them using their imagination. The characters and stories provide a glimpse into the Puerto Rican culture and history. A few Spanish words are sprinkled throughout the three adventures the siblings experience during their visit. The illustrations are cheerful and light. This book is an early fluent reader for students in primary grades. A glossary of Spanish words, locations, and vocabulary that children might not be familiar with is included at the beginning of the book rather than at the end, which helps to prepare readers before they encounter words. The "Did you Know About." section at the end gives parents and teachers some background knowledge and a brief history of El Morro Fort, the Pirate Cofresi, Pirate Money, and the Haunted Sentry Box Legend. An activity is also included that children can complete just like the characters in the story. VERDICT Children who enjoy Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad" series will also enjoy the coquis Rafi and Rosi and their adventures.-Cynthia Molinar, Medio Creek Elementary SWISD, San Antonio © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

In this Dive into Reading book, Rafi wants nothing more than to visit San Juan's 400-year-old fort, El Morro, but his younger sister, Rosi, wants to fly her kite. In three episodes, the tree frog siblings pretend to be pirates (and fly Rosi's kite), explore the fort's kitchen (where they discover a hidden treasure), and find themselves in El Morro's haunted sentry box during a game of hide-and-seek. Delacre bases each stand-alone story on her childhood memories of growing up in San Juan, and weaves information about the island's history into each. Her simple watercolor and colored-pencil drawings are childlike, yet sophisticated, and add action and emotions to the stories. The first page of the book features a pronunciation glossary of Spanish words used in the text, and back matter includes factual information and some activities for each story. Formatted to support newly independent readers, this is a good addition for libraries wishing to add diversity to the collection, or those serving Spanish-speaking children.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2017 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Rafi and Rosi are coquis (tiny tree frogs)who live in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rafi and Rosi go to visit the El Morro Fort because admission is free for the day. The two froggies enjoy some imaginative play; pretending to be pirates, they find a real pirate treasure and get spooked while exploring an old sentry box. They have a positive sibling relationship and take care of each other. Children can easily relate to them using their imagination. The characters and stories provide a glimpse into the Puerto Rican culture and history. A few Spanish words are sprinkled throughout the three adventures the siblings experience during their visit. The illustrations are cheerful and light. This book is an early fluent reader for students in primary grades. A glossary of Spanish words, locations, and vocabulary that children might not be familiar with is included at the beginning of the book rather than at the end, which helps to prepare readers before they encounter words. The "Did you Know About." section at the end gives parents and teachers some background knowledge and a brief history of El Morro Fort, the Pirate Cofresi, Pirate Money, and the Haunted Sentry Box Legend. An activity is also included that children can complete just like the characters in the story. VERDICT Children who enjoy Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad" series will also enjoy the coquis Rafi and Rosi and their adventures.-Cynthia Molinar, Medio Creek Elementary SWISD, San Antonio © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

In this Dive into Reading book, Rafi wants nothing more than to visit San Juan's 400-year-old fort, El Morro, but his younger sister, Rosi, wants to fly her kite. In three episodes, the tree frog siblings pretend to be pirates (and fly Rosi's kite), explore the fort's kitchen (where they discover a hidden treasure), and find themselves in El Morro's haunted sentry box during a game of hide-and-seek. Delacre bases each stand-alone story on her childhood memories of growing up in San Juan, and weaves information about the island's history into each. Her simple watercolor and colored-pencil drawings are childlike, yet sophisticated, and add action and emotions to the stories. The first page of the book features a pronunciation glossary of Spanish words used in the text, and back matter includes factual information and some activities for each story. Formatted to support newly independent readers, this is a good addition for libraries wishing to add diversity to the collection, or those serving Spanish-speaking children.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2017 Booklist