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Carlos and the Cornfield / Carlos y la milpa de maiz
     

Carlos and the Cornfield / Carlos y la milpa de maiz

by Jan Romero Stevens, Jeanne Stevens (Illustrator)
 

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In this delightful sequel to Carlos y la Planta de Calabaza, Carlos is told by his father that you reap what you sow. After some humorous experiences, Carlos comes to understand the rewards of hard work and learns a valuable lesson in listening. Full color.

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In this delightful sequel to Carlos y la Planta de Calabaza, Carlos is told by his father that you reap what you sow. After some humorous experiences, Carlos comes to understand the rewards of hard work and learns a valuable lesson in listening. Full color.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Carlos longs for the beautiful red pocket knife that he admires in Seor Lopez's store. In order to earn money, he agrees to help his father plant el maz (corn). Papa tells him to only put three seeds in each hole so the plants will have plenty of space to grow. Carlos despairs of ever finishing and decides to fill the holes with four, five, and six kernels. He gets his knife but when corn begins to grow, the boy realizes what a big mistake he has made. Instead of telling Papa, he sets out to fix things himself, with humorous results. As she did in Carlos and the Squash Plant (Northland, 1993), Stevens shows her insight into how a child's mind works. Youngsters will appreciate and sympathize with Carlos as he learns the lesson of ``You reap what you sow.'' Arnold's oil paintings capture the mood of the story and reflect the Hispanic background of the Southwest. The page layout is consistent throughout, with the English passage at the top and the Spanish translation below. The format of the text and pictures makes this an ideal choice for story time in English or Spanish.-Maria Redburn, Collier County Public Library, Immokalee, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873587358
Publisher:
Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Carlos and the Cornfield / Carlos y la milpa de maiz Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
202,525
Product dimensions:
8.61(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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