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Pollo de los Domingos (Chicken Sunday)
     

Pollo de los Domingos (Chicken Sunday)

by Patricia Polacco
 
Two African-American boys and their Russian American "sister" want to buy their "gramma" that special Easter bonnet she admired at Mr. Kodinski's shop. When they are wrongly accused of throwing eggs at the shop window, they come up with the perfect way to prove their innocence-and earn money at the same time. Vivid illustrations and captivating characters mark this

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Two African-American boys and their Russian American "sister" want to buy their "gramma" that special Easter bonnet she admired at Mr. Kodinski's shop. When they are wrongly accused of throwing eggs at the shop window, they come up with the perfect way to prove their innocence-and earn money at the same time. Vivid illustrations and captivating characters mark this inspirational blend of culture, friendship, trust, and love.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3Nothing is lost in the translation of this warm story of love, generosity, and friendship. Despite differences in religion, sex, and race, Patricia is best buddies with the Washington brothers. She likes nothing better than attending church services with them and their grandmother and then sitting down to one of Miss Eula's sumptuous Sunday dinners. The youngsters hatch a plan to buy the woman an Easter hat that she has admired and end up befriending the Russian Jewish milliner and selling their "Pysanky" eggs in his shop. The mixing of cultural traditions is a strong element in the story's climax and resolution. Polacco's signature mixed-media illustrations are as engaging as ever. A great read-aloud and an equally fine choice for book discussions on traditions, responsibility, and communal sharing of blessings.Mildred Rivera Said, Queens Borough Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880507315
Publisher:
Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Product dimensions:
8.71(w) x 11.29(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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