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by Antonio Sacre (Author), Sebastia Serra (Illustrator)


Francisco is finally old enough to journey to the mango grove all by himself to gather the mangoes for a special dinner. But bees swarm the fruit, and Francisco has trouble picking them from the tree. He returns to his father several times, and each time his father shares a different proverb to inspire Francisco to continue trying. " Querer es poder. Where there's a will, there's a way!" Finally, Francisco is able to gather some mangoes, and on his way home he stops to visit his uncle, grandmother, and aunt. Francisco shares his mangoes with them, and by the time he gets home he no longer has any! " Es mejor dar que recibir. Sometimes it's better to give than to receive.

Francisco finalmente es lo suficientemente mayor como para viajar solo a la arboleda de mangos para recolectar los mangos para una cena especial. Pero las abejas pululan la fruta, y Francisco tiene problemas para arrancarlas del árbol. Vuelve con su padre varias veces, y cada vez su padre comparte un proverbio diferente para inspirar a Francisco a seguir intentándolo. "Querer es poder. ¡Donde hay voluntad, hay una manera!" Finalmente, Francisco puede recoger algunos mangos, y en su camino a casa se detiene para visitar a su tío, abuela y tía. Francisco comparte sus mangos con ellos, y para cuando llega a casa ya no tiene ninguno. "Es mejor dar que recibir. A veces es mejor dar que recibir.

A Mango in the Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs

SKU: 9780810997349
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  • Antonio Sacre is an internationally touring writer, storyteller, and performance artist based in Los Angeles and is the author of La Noche Buena: A Chirstmas Story. Sebastia Serra lives with his family in a village near Barcelona, Spain.

  • ISBN: 9780810997349

    Publisher:    Abrams Books for Young Readers  
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pub Date: April 01, 2011
    Copyright Date: 2011

    Target Age Group: 05 to 07


    -Families    -Cuba
    -Conduct of life    -Mango
    -Proverbs    -Family life

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