Manuelo, The Playing Mantis

Manuelo, The Playing Mantis

by Don Freeman
     
 

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One warm summer evening, a lonely praying mantis named Manuelo listens to the music of an outdoor concert.  Manuelo wishes that he, too, could make music like the crickets and the katydids.  But the instruments he makes don't play.  Then Manuelo meets someone who shows him how to fashion a cello using a walnut shell, a stick, and a special ingredient

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One warm summer evening, a lonely praying mantis named Manuelo listens to the music of an outdoor concert.  Manuelo wishes that he, too, could make music like the crickets and the katydids.  But the instruments he makes don't play.  Then Manuelo meets someone who shows him how to fashion a cello using a walnut shell, a stick, and a special ingredient.  Manuelo makes his first true friend and, together, they create the music they both love.

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Publishers Weekly
A music-loving praying mantis listens appreciatively to an orchestra, longing to become a musician himself. PW called this posthumously published work by the creator of Corduroy "a gentle tale of determination and friendship." Ages 3-up. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142405604
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/19/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
513,043
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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