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Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale
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Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale

1st ed.
Publication Information:
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree, ©2007.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 30 cm
Unabridged. -Compact disc. -Book in English with some Spanish words, but story is available in Spanish on audio disc. -- Contents:Martina storytelling performance -- Martina, the beautiful cockroach -- Martina, una cucarachita muy linda. -Storytelling and narrations by the author. -In this humorous retelling of a Cuban folktale, a cockroach interviews her suitors in order to decide whom to marry. -Pura Belpre Honor.
Product Description: Carmen Agra Deedy delivers a deliciously inventive Cuban version of the beloved Martina folktale, complete with a dash of cafe 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 increible, 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 Perez, a tiny brown mouse, is left. But what will happen when Martina offers him cafe cubano? After reading this sweet and witty retelling of the Cuban folktale, you'll never look at a cockroach the same way again.
Reading Level:
720 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Interest level: 3.1 Title point level: 0.5.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 116505.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.7 2 Quiz: 41834.
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