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Martínez, Rueben

Once upon a Time / Había una vez: Traditional Latin American Tales / Cuentos tradicionales Latinoamericanos

(3) K-3 Translated by David Unger. Illustrated by Raúl Colón. Martínez retells seven Latin American folktales in this bilingual collection. Pedro Urdemales and Martina the Cockroach make appearances along with some lesser-known characters. Full-page illustrations rendered with watercolor and colored-pencil on scratched paper create an eye-catching frontispiece for each story. A good choice for read-aloud time, the book includes English and Spanish text on facing pages.


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