Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale

By Carmen Agra Deedy, Michael Austin (Illustrator)

In “Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale,” Martina is 21 days old and ready to give her leg in marriage. With the help of her Abuela's shocking advice, she interviews a cast of unlikely suitors to find her true love. Deedy's lively and humorous retelling of this classic Latino folktale sparkles with wit as well as aspects of the Cuban culture.

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