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Pajaro Verde / The Green Bird

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This dream-like story of an enchanted prince—caught by a spell in the body of a green bird—begins with the introduction of nine curious sisters. Each has a different number of eyes, beginning with the oldest, who has nine, down to the youngest, with just one. The green bird proposes marriage to Mirabel, the two-eyed sister. Though her siblings mock her and her mother forbi ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Cinco Puntos Press
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Sam Grace
Feb 27, 2011 Sam Grace rated it liked it
Recommends it for: American fairy tale lovers; ppl looking for GOOD bilingual childrens books
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and its illustrations. I am a really big fan of paintings of people, and the nine daughters, mother, and Prince Pajaro Verde in multiple body forms were really awesome to look at. Also, I love the two pages of Mirabel's journey when she talks to the Moon and the Sun and the Wind.

If you haven't already figured it out, this book has a LOT in common with East of the Sun and West of the Moon and by extension the story of Psyche. Still, this is not a Northern story, it
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Susan
Oct 17, 2010 Susan rated it did not like it
This is a traditional folktale from New Mexico, retold by Hayes in Spanish and English. I don't know whether it was the multiple eyes of the sisters, or the slivers of glass that turned me off. But I couldn't find any redeeming qualities in it that would make me want to read it to a child.
Miriam Garcia
This is a wired fairy tale that will have children thinkning in different ways. What will happen to the bird? Children can make predictions throughout the book based on the illustrations. It is Also written in Spanish.
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Designated New Mexico Eminent Scholar by the New Mexico Commission on Higher Learning (1979).

Joe was the youngest of five children. His father loved to tell stories. The family moved to Arizona where Joe learned to speak Spanish which became an integral part of his storytelling and writing.

In 1979, he began to devote himself full time to sharing stories. He focuses on elementary school audiences
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