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A Mango in the Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs

A Mango in the Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs

Spring 2011 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Antonio Sacre
Illustrator: Sebastia Serra
ISBN: 978-0-8109-9734-9
Hardcover Price: $16.95

Francisco’s papá has many words of wisdom for him, including the admonition that “mejor un mango en la mano que cien en el árbol,” or “better one mango in the hand than a hundred in the tree.” It’s Francisco’s saint day, and he really wants to celebrate by picking fresh mangos—the trouble is in how to get them from the bee-filled branches and all the way home. Antonio Sacre’s picture book is full of humor and family, with a fusion of Cuban Spanish and English. There is also a glossary of Spanish words and phrases at the end of the book. Sebastia Serra’s appealing illustrations are vibrantly done in greens and oranges that complement the story.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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