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The Resource Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale, retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin

Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale, retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin

Label
Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale
Title
Martina, the beautiful cockroach
Title remainder
a Cuban folktale
Statement of responsibility
retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Pura Belpré Author Honor, 2008.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deedy, Carmen Agra
Dewey number
  • 398.2
  • E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD610L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
  • PZ8.1.D3782
  • PS3554.E3552
LC item number
  • Mar 2007
  • M37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
3.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Austin, Michael
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cockroaches
  • Folklore
  • Cockroaches
  • Folklore
Target audience
primary
Label
Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale, retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 x 30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781435256477
Isbn Type
(Paw Prints)
Lccn
2007003108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm80181216
  • (Sirsi) u1993416
  • (OCoLC)80181216
Label
Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale, retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 x 30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781435256477
Isbn Type
(Paw Prints)
Lccn
2007003108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm80181216
  • (Sirsi) u1993416
  • (OCoLC)80181216

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