Moon Over the Mountain / Luna sobre la montaña [NOOK Book]

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This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Moon Over the Mountain. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book.

A fun-filled retelling of a traditional Asian tale in which a discontented stonecutter is never satisfied with each wish that is granted him. In this variation, a vivid Southwestern landscape helps set the ...

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Overview

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Moon Over the Mountain. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book.

A fun-filled retelling of a traditional Asian tale in which a discontented stonecutter is never satisfied with each wish that is granted him. In this variation, a vivid Southwestern landscape helps set the story.


We meet Agipito who, like his Asian counterpart, is a poor stonecutter. Time after time, Agipito's wishes are granted, but, each time, he finds something wrong with the wish he is given.


Finally, when Agipito wishes to become coyote-a favorite trickster character in many folktales--he finally is happy and disappears into the desert. Agipito learns, humorously, that what you wish for may not always be what would be best for you.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mandy Cruz
There is always something stronger, fiercer, mightier, and more powerful than you. Agipito, a poor stonecutter learned this lesson when he wished for a happier life. At first he wanted to be as rich as the rich businessman who ate fruits that Agipito had never even seen. That wish was granted. Then he wanted to be the sun that made the businessman's fruits wilt with its heat. Then he wanted to be the wind when he saw how the wind could blow up dust to block out the sun. Once Agipito was the wind he envied the strength of the mountain who was unmoved by the force of the wind. As the mountain he saw a poor stonecutter chipping his might away rock by rock. Agipito wishes to be the coyote, who in one way or another encompasses all of the strengths of the elements and he was finally very happy. Reviewer: Mandy Cruz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2–This retelling of an Asian folktale is set in the American Southwest. A poor, tired stonecutter is bored with his lot in life. One day he wishes that he were a rich merchant, and the Spirit of the Desert makes it happen. When he discovers that the sun has wilted his fruits and vegetables, Agipito wishes that he were the sun. When the wind causes a dust storm and blots out the sun, he says, “Oh, how I wish I was el viento,” and again his wish is granted. Next, he becomes a mountain. Agipito finally finds happiness when he wishes to become a coyote because now “his vida was no longer set in stone.” The text is in English with a scattering of Spanish words. Although it is easy to discern what the words mean in context, there is also a glossary, but not all of the words in it include a definitive article. The digitally produced, full-page illustrations are rendered in a palette of slate blues, teals, and earth tones. The artwork has a wonderfully surreal quality and seems to leap off the page. Pair this title with Pat Mora’s Listen to the Desert/Oye al desierto (Clarion, 1994) and Ann Whitford Paul’s Mañana Iguana (Holiday House, 2005) for a desert-themed bilingual storytime program.–Rebecca Hickman, Sherman Library at NSU, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936402861
  • Publisher: Raven Tree Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition: English-Spanish
  • Sales rank: 1,097,492
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

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