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Martina, the beautiful cockroach: a Cuban folktale

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Publisher:
Peachtree,
Pub. Date:
c2007.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description

Carmen Agra Deedy delivers a deliciously inventive Cuban version of the beloved Martina folktale, complete with a dash of café cubano.

Martina the beautiful cockroach doesn't know coffee beans about love and marriage. That's where her Cuban family comes in. While some of the Cucarachas offer her gifts to make her more attractive, only Abuela, her grandmother, gives her something really useful: un consejo increíble , some shocking advice. "You want me to do what?" Martina gasps.

At first, Martina is skeptical of her Abuela's unorthodox suggestion, but when suitor after suitor fails the Coffee Test, she wonders if a little green cockroach can ever find true love. Soon, only the gardener Pérez, a tiny brown mouse, is left. But what will happen when Martina offers him café cubano?

After reading this sweet and witty retelling of the Cuban folktale, you'll never look at a cockroach the same way again.

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ISBN:
9781561453993
9781561457878
9780605816312
060581631
9781561454686
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.1, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 610L
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Last Grouping Update 2019-12-11 23:10:48PM
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subject_facet Cockroaches -- Folklore
Cockroaches -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature
Cockroaches. -- Folklore
Folklore
Folklore -- Cuba
Folklore -- Cuba -- Juvenile literature
Picture books for children
title_display Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale
title_full Martina the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale / retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin
Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale / retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin
title_short Martina, the beautiful cockroach :
title_sub a Cuban folktale
topic_facet Cockroaches
Folklore