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In this cumulative Cuban folktale, a bossy rooster dirties his beak when he eats a kernel of corn and must find a way to clean it before his parrot uncle's wedding. Includes a glossary of Spanish words and information about the different birds in the story. (Library of Congress summary)
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.
- Nonfiction, Folklore & Fairy Tales
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2008 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9781561453993