Song of the Swallows

Song of the Swallows

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Item #: 001905
ISBN: 9780892369898
Grades: 4-6

Product Description:

In the small village of Caspritrano there is a small mission church where Julian works as a gardener. A young boy named Juan comes by to visit him often, as he loves the garden and the las golondrinas (swallows) that make their home there. However, as the summer ends, the swallows leave to head south. Julian promises that the swallows will be back next spring on St. Joseph's Day; so Juan begins to make preparations at his own home by putting in a garden and small pool of water. Will the swallows return as Julian promised they would? Will any of them make his new garden their home? Two lovely songs about swallows are included in this 1950 Caldecott Medal winning book by Leo Politi. Hc, 30 pages. elise

Category Description for Beautiful Feet History & Geography:

Beautiful Feet curriculum takes a multi-level, living book approach to teaching history, geography and world cultures, using easy to use Guides for the teacher and engaging, well-written literature for the student. The Guides provide book lists, chapter readings, discussion and research questions, background information, website links, answer keys, and more. See our website for lists of literature resources to accompany each guide. Most guides provide content for one year of study, with the exception of Geography through Literature and Western Expansion. The latter two are recommended to be completed together for one year of study. Numbers of lessons vary, and are scheduled 1 to 4 days per week. Recommended Timelines are available individually or in a set of two. Timelines are cardstock and include the figures referenced in the study. Students will need to color, cut and assemble the timeline and figures. History and geography come alive with these well done literature guides. See our website for required books for each guide. Some guides and resources contain Christian content while others do not; contact us for additional information.

Category Description for Around the World with Picture Books:

Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful children’s books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 R’s: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes. Literature rich, the authors also provide additional literature and video resources to go deeper. Volumes are flexible for one semester (4 lessons/week) or one year (2 lessons/week). Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs and gorgeous art reproductions for the art studies. Black and white nature drawings are included and reproducible for individual families. Quality art supplies are recommended. Please note that a Japanese notebook, Tsubame, is recommended and sold by Beautiful Feet, but we currently do not offer it. ~ Deanne

Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
Grade End
Leo Politi
Brand Name
J Paul Getty Museum Publications
0.85 (lbs.)
10.25" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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