Big Moon Tortilla

Big Moon Tortilla

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Overview

Marta Enos is having a bad day. It begins when the wind blows her homework out the window and the dogs chew it to pieces. Her grandmother consoles her with a tortilla as "big and pale as a rising full moon," along with ancient words of advice. This charming story, set on a Papago reservation in southern Arizona near the Mexican border, offers Native American wisdom that helps children—and adults as well—put their problems in perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590780374
Publisher: Thinkingdom
Publication date: 09/02/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 504,977
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Joy Cowley, the award-winning author of Mrs. Wishy-Washy, has written more than three hundred books, including The Rusty, Trusty Tractor; The Video Shop Sparrow; and Mrs. Goodstory. She lives with her husband in New Zealand.

Dyanne Strongbow has won national awards for her beautiful watercolor paintings. She lives with her husband in New Mexico.

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Big Moon Tortilla 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
didaly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great simple story about a young native girl and the different animal spirit-inspired approaches to tackling one's problems.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A little girl's grandmother gives her the wisdom to put her problems in perspective. Cowley gives us a simple story based on a Native American saying that will require children to think deeply about the different perspectives the grandmother presents to her grandchild.
corydickason on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is a little too"nice white lady reveres natural Indian spiritualism" for my taste. It's unfortunate, because there are so few books written about contemporary O'odham, but I would skip it in favor of a less condescending boo, or a visit to the library from an actual O'odham grandmother.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marta wants to cook tortillas. She went to ask for help. However, she broke her glasses and the dogs ripped her homework. Her grandmother helps her make tortillas and she feels better. I would like to make tortillas too.