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A Mango In The Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs (2011)

by Antonio Sacre(Favorite Author)
4.15 of 5 Votes: 4
0810997347 (ISBN13: 9780810997349)
Harry N. Abrams
review 1: Antonio Scare weaves beautiful proverbs into this light-hearted story about Francisco getting mangos for his Saint Day celebration! A Saint Day celebration calls for a feast, and Francisco is finally old enough to get the mangos for his family all on his own. He must conquer many feats to get to the mangos. Francisco learns many things about himself, his family, and life in general. Besides the beautiful heartwarming story and lovely illustrations, Sacre also writes all of the proverbs in Spanish and English allowing for a great multicultural read! Award: NCCB
review 2: Fantastic story with so many educational possibilities--it's bilingual, the character must show an impressive growth mindset (he keeps trying despite difficulties), there is character redemp
... moretion through kind acts, the plot is a wonderful example of rising action with plenty of places to predict and analyze, and the ultimate climax is about connections among people. This story can be used at home or in a classroom on so many levels. less
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The integration of proverbs makes this story very unique. Nice combination of Spanish and English.
A perfect book to teach proverbs. Excellent multicultural connections
Appealing story touching upon themes of family, love, and generosity
Sweet as a mango.
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