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Martina the Beautiful Cockroach : A Cuban Folktale (School And Library)
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If you though ferries had disappeared from America's waterways, you're wrong. There are 260 ferries operating today, in nearly every sate in the country, and every one has a story that is as unique as the region where it runs. This guide covers where each ferry runs, how to get there, when to go, local points of interest, schedules, and restrictions.
Martina Josephina Catalina Cucaracha is a beautiful cockroach. When she is old enough to be married, her mother gives her a manitilla (a lace shawl) and her father gives her a peineta (a seashell comb). Then Abuela, her grandmother, gives her some shocking advice: ?As soon as someone asks to marry you, I want you to spill coffee on his zappatos, shoes.? Soon Martina is wooed by a succession of gallant suitors, Don Gallo the rooster, Don Cerdo the pig, and Don Lagarto the lizard. As hot coffee is splashed on the zappatos of each cabellero (gentleman), his explosive reaction reveals his churlish nature. Finally, only the gardener Perez, a tiny brown garden mouse, is left. But what will happen when Martina offers him some CafÉ Cubano?
Number of Pages: 32.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories, Fairy Tales + Folklore / Adaptations, Animals / Insects + Spiders
Series Title: Irma S and James H Black Honor for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards)
Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd
Age Range: 4-8 years
Street Date: September 1, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-3549