by Carmen Agra Deedy, Michael Austin (Illustrator), Michael Austin (Illustrator)Martina is a young cockroach who doesnt know coffee beans about love and marriage. Thats where her Cuban family comes in. While some of the Cucarachas offer her gifts to make her more attractive, only her grandmother gives her something really useful: some shocking advice. Full color.
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale
Carmen Agra Deedy has been writing for children for over two decades. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1964. She grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where she lives today.
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 7/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Age range: 4 - 8 Years
- Fairy Tales & Folklore | Country & Ethnic - Cuba -Folklore
- Cockroaches - Cultural Region | Caribbean & West Indies