Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale

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Product Details

Price
$8.95  $8.23
Publisher
Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
Pages
1
Dimensions
8.8 X 0.2 X 10.2 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781561457878
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About the Author

Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times bestselling author and has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. Her books have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives. She lives in Georgia.
Michael Austin is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, a creative director, and the illustrator of several books. He lives in Georgia.

Reviews

"Deedy's text sparkles with sly humor... The stunning acrylic illustrations are full of color, light, and humor... This wonderful book will delight children."
"Lively and funny... Fun to compare with other versions, this telling has magic all its own."
"Austin's cockroach dwelling is a desirable piece of real estate, with its stairs made of gum wrappers, its wrought-plastic comb railing, and its exclusive mid-Havana address (it's a lamppost). A friendly sprinkling of Spanish words, warmly drawn relationships and a lot of puns all widen the audience for this spirited story."
"Deedy's masterful retelling of this Latino folktale has a rollicking voice imbued with sly tongue-in-cheek humor. The acrylic illustrations, in a hyper-realistic style reminiscent of a softer William Joyce, are rendered in a vivid tropical palette. Shifting perspectives and points of view add vitality to the compositions, and facial expressions reveal both emotions and character traits. A scattering of Spanish words adds zest to this fine read-aloud."
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