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by Marisa Montes, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)

What can you do with a boy who tries to do things right but only leaves disaster in his wake?

Laugh—that's what! Readers everywhere will love to laugh at the hilarious antics of the ever-blundering Juan Bobo, Puerto Rico's most celebrated fold character.

In this rollicking Juan Bobo tale, our hero sets out to find work at the farm and the grocery. Although the tasks are simple and the directions couldn't be clearer, he always find a way to bungle things up as only a character whose name means "Simple John" could!

Although he tries to do exactly as his mother tells him, foolish Juan Bobo keeps getting things all wrong.

Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folk Tale

SKU: 9780688162337
$17.99 Regular Price
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  • Marisa Montes practiced family law and worked in legal publishing before she began writing full-time. Marissa has written several picture books, novels, and chapter books for children. She was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in Walnut Creek, California.

    Nacida en San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marisa Montes vivió una fase de trotamundos al desplazarse con su familia a bases militares en Missouri, en Francia, y finalmente, en California. Antes de dedicarse en pleno a escribir libros para niños, Marisa practicó la abogacía y trabajó escribiendo y editando publicaciones de derecho. En la actualidad, vive en el norte de California con su esposo, David Plotkin. Ha escrito varios libros infantiles y también novelas para adolescentes.


    Joe Cepeda is the bestselling illustrator of Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron and What A Truly Cool World by Julius Lester. He, his wife, and their son live in Southern California.

    Joe Cepeda es el ilustrador del bestseller Nappy Hair por Carolivia Herron y What A Truly Cool World por Julius Lester. Joe vive en el sur de California con su esposa e hijo. 

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