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La Cucaracha Martina: A Caribbean Folktale

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While searching for the maker of a beautiful sound, a ravishing cockroach encounters a menagerie of animals in this vibrant tale with inventive text, offering an array of interactive possibilities for readers young and old. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 2nd 1997 by Turtle Books (first published 1997)
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Aquiles Voy
This one is a colorful book, lively depictingt the Caribbean ways. Characters' character is shown through a biological characteristic which is the noise they produce, as a form of language. In fact I believe it's certainly a way of depicting language. We don't know the specific place where the story takes place, but we know is a noisy one and with the other elements of the story, we deduce the plot happens somewhere in the Caribbean. It shows the typical ways of people interrelating in the carib ...more
Brooke Devarennes
Subgroup: Women’s Gender Roles

Genre: Fiction- Caribbean Folktale

Topics: urban living, animal noises, Spanish

Synopsis: Martina lives in the city and hates the loud noises because they hurt her tiny ears. While searching for the source of one beautiful sound, a beautiful cockroach rejects marriage proposals from all of the city animals which attempt to woo her with their noises. Finally she finds the source of the beautiful sound and it is Cricket.

6) Moreton, D. (1997). La Cucaracha Martina: A Car
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