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The Resource Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale, retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin

Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale, retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin

Label
Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale
Title
Martina, the beautiful cockroach
Title remainder
a Cuban folktale
Statement of responsibility
retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Product Description: Carmen Agra Deedy delivers a deliciously inventive Cuban version of the beloved Martina folktale, complete with a dash of cafe cubano. Martina the beautiful cockroach doesn't know coffee beans about love and marriage. That's where her Cuban family comes in. While some of the Cucarachas offer her gifts to make her more attractive, only Abuela, her grandmother, gives her something really useful: un consejo increible, some shocking advice. You want me to do what? Martina gasps. At first, Martina is skeptical of her Abuela's unorthodox suggestion, but when suitor after suitor fails The Coffee Test, she wonders if a little green cockroach can ever find true love. Soon, only the gardener Perez, a tiny brown mouse, is left. But what will happen when Martina offers him cafe cubano? After reading this sweet and witty retelling of the Cuban folktale, you'll never look at a cockroach the same way again
Summary
In this humorous retelling of a Cuban folktale, a cockroach interviews her suitors in order to decide whom to marry
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2008
  • California Young Reader Medal, Primary, 2011.
  • Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award, 2009.
Awards note
  • Pura Belpré Author Honor, 2008.
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
231088
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deedy, Carmen Agra
Dewey number
  • 398.2
  • E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
720
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • LG
  • K-2
LC call number
  • PZ8.1.D3782
  • PS3554.E3552
LC item number
  • Mar 2007
  • M37 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
610
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 4
Reading level
  • Interest level: 3.1
  • 3.1
  • 3.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Austin, Michael Allen
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cockroaches
  • Folklore
  • Picture books for children
  • Cockroaches
  • Folklore
  • Cockroaches
  • Folklore
  • Picture books for children
  • Cuba
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Cuban folktale
Label
Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale, retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unabridged. -Compact disc. -Book in English with some Spanish words, but story is available in Spanish on audio disc. -- Contents:Martina storytelling performance -- Martina, the beautiful cockroach -- Martina, una cucarachita muy linda. -Storytelling and narrations by the author. -In this humorous retelling of a Cuban folktale, a cockroach interviews her suitors in order to decide whom to marry. -Pura Belpre Honor
Control code
ocm80181216
Dimensions
26 x 30 cm
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781561453993
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2007003108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)80181216
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale, retold by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael Austin
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unabridged. -Compact disc. -Book in English with some Spanish words, but story is available in Spanish on audio disc. -- Contents:Martina storytelling performance -- Martina, the beautiful cockroach -- Martina, una cucarachita muy linda. -Storytelling and narrations by the author. -In this humorous retelling of a Cuban folktale, a cockroach interviews her suitors in order to decide whom to marry. -Pura Belpre Honor
Control code
ocm80181216
Dimensions
26 x 30 cm
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781561453993
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2007003108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)80181216
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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