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Story of a Cockroach
     

Story of a Cockroach

by Carmen Gil, Sonja Wimmer (Illustrator), Jon Brokenbrow (Translator)
 

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Winner at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards

Written with a great sense of humor, this tale is an entertaining tale about accepting oneself and helping others.

Guided Reading Level: Q, Lexile Level: 990L

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Winner at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards

Written with a great sense of humor, this tale is an entertaining tale about accepting oneself and helping others.

Guided Reading Level: Q, Lexile Level: 990L

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"A wonderful translation!"  —Write Wild blog 
Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Who would have thought that a cockroach's life could be so complicated? Anastasia the Cockroach gives readers a detailed and interesting description of a cockroach's life. She tells how they have been in existence for over three hundred thousand years and how they can have up to four hundred children in their lifetime. Anastasia explains that even though cockroaches were considered sacred in Egypt, today they are mostly considered a nuisance. One day a Fairy hears Anastasia complaining about her situation, so she magically transforms the pesky cockroach into a human princess. Being a princess, however, is not as glamorous as Anastasia had hoped, so the Fairy turns Anastasia back into a cockroach. This time she is quite content living as a cockroach but when confronted with a life threatening situation; Anastasia decides to make the ultimate sacrifice. Readers will identify with Anastasia as she learns to accept and appreciate herself for what she is. The beautiful illustrations are creative and whimsical and the story is both original and deeply moving. Reviewer: Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788415241225
Publisher:
Cuento de Luz
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Series:
Mini-animalist Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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"A wonderful translation!"  —Write Wild blog 

Meet the Author


Carmen Gìl is an award-winning author of more then 80 books. She lives and works in Spain, and been incuded in the White Raven list in 2009.

After several years studying and working as a designer in her hometown Munich and Brussels, Sonja Wimmer decided to devote herself to illustration and traveled to Barcelona to continue her artistic training at the Llotja School of Design Art. Since then, she lives between brushes and stories, working as an illustrator and freelance for publishers and other customers worldwide. She has received many awards for her work in the United states, most notably Gold Medal for Best Illustrator for The Word Collector.

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