Letter from Pat

Letters to Children from Pat Mora

Sweden's flag

Sweden's flag

September 5, 2018
Dear Girls and Boys,

Do you know where Sweden is? It is not close to Santa Fe, New Mexico where I live, is it?

I am lucky. I have a family I love, I am a reader, and I have traveled to China, Bali, Greece, Peru, many countries in Europe and, of course, Mexico many times. I like planes because I read quietly on them.  ☺

Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden

Soon, I am taking another long trip. I am returning to Sweden. My husband, a professor of archaeology, and I visited there before. This time, we will be in Gothenburg where my husband will teach at the University. I will write, we will visit new places, and we will learn a few words in Swedish since I enjoy new languages.

Here are some easy words in Swedish, yes: yaa, no: ney, hello: hey. I’ll read on the plane and every evening wherever I am. Like nature and family, reading makes me happy. I like to laugh too!

Do you have a public library card? Did you join summer reading club? I used to do that every summer in my home city of El Paso, Texas. Reading many books helped me become a teacher and a writer.

In April, at your home and school, celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day / El día de los niños, el día de los libros in all the languages spoken at your school.

Your reading friend,
Pat

Traditional Swedish princess cake

Traditional Swedish princess cake

  
Beautiful Swedish scenery

Beautiful Swedish scenery


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