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Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale [INFER & VISUALIZE]

by Deedy, Carmen Agra. Illustrated by Austin, Michael

Foreign Language and ESL

Difficulty: Average

INFER & VISUALIZE

“Beauty and charm are not what we expect in a cockroach, but author Carmen Agra Deedy creates a sweet maiden in her re-telling of a Cuban folk tale about selecting a husband.”

“A friendly sprinkling of Spanish words, warmly drawn relationships and a lot of puns all widen the audience for this spirited story.”

A Spanish-language version is available as well- Martina una cucarachita muy linda: Un cuento Cubano

Age Range: 4 – 8

Recommended by Joan Kindig, Ed.D.

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Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale