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Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna

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Fox wants to go to the moon. Mole does not--at least not until he hears about the huge worms waiting up there for him to eat. So the two of them set off on their adventure, with a little help from a rope of grass and their friends the birds. The bilingual text and bold art showcase Lois Ehlert at her captivating best.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1992)
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Ally
Mar 01, 2016 Ally added it
Title: Moon Rope
Author: Lois Ehlert
Genre: Non-European Folktale
Theme(s): Peer Pressure/Mockery
Opening line/sentence: “Mole was taking a break from digging for worms when fox came by.”
Brief Book Summary: Fox wants to go to the moon and wants to tie a rope to the moon, so he could climb it. They then asked the birds to tie the rope to the moon when they weren’t able to throw it. Mole and Fox started climbing up the rope, but Mole was scared and then fell all the way down and landed on a bird. All
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Lucy Hall
b>Title: Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna
Author: Lois Ehlert
Genre: Non-European Folktale
Theme(s): adventure, friendship.
Opening line/sentence:
(Mole was taking a break from digging for worms when fox came by.)
Brief Book Summary: (A Peruvian folktale about Fox and his friend Mole. Mole is only interested in collecting worms, but Fox's adventorous dream is to go to the moon. Mole doesn't like the idea, but Fox conviences him to go with him. One of them made it.)
Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
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Valerie
Oct 26, 2009 Valerie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Kayley, Sam
Shelves: sam, kayley, catalog
Title: Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna

Summary: Fox wants to go to the moon. Mole does not--at least not until he hears about the huge worms waiting up there for him to eat. So the two of them set off on their adventure, with a little help from a rope of grass and their friends the birds. The bilingual text and bold art showcase Lois Ehlert at her captivating best.

Potential Audience (reading level): ages 6-10; transitional

Genre: Bilingual folk tale

Topic: animals (nocturnal, hibernation, interactions)
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Michelle
Nov 05, 2009 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: kayley, samantha, catalog
Summary:
Fox wants to go to the moon. Mole does not--at least not until he hears about the huge worms waiting up there for him to eat. So the two of them set off on their adventure, with a little help from a rope of grass and their friends the birds. The bilingual text and bold art showcase Lois Ehlert at her captivating best.-Anon.

Potential Audience (Reading level): Ages 6-10

Genre: Bilingual Fiction/Folk Tale

Topic: Animals (Hibernation, nocturnal, interactions, communication), travel, solar sy
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Kayla Heenan
Apr 14, 2015 Kayla Heenan marked it as to-read
Shelves: folk-literature
This book is a great book for the Spanish culture. It is especially good for students to read in a Spanish class. Each page has two passages, they both say the same thing but the difference is one is in English and the other is in Spanish. It would be great for students to practice reading in both languages while understanding what the story is saying.
Library
Feb 27, 2015 Library rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
A great folktale from Peru about achieving goals. Fox wants to go to the moon and take Mole with him. Ehlert's text is available in both English and Spanish yet, the silver font was sometimes hard to read. Beautiful illustrations inspired after Peruvian art accompany the story. My favorite illustration is the end where the image of Fox can be seen in the moon upon close examination.
Bethe
Not the folktale I thought it was - Ehlert has info on the verso about the origins of the tale. Not my favorite Ehlert illustrations - except for the final page! Good choice to add to lesson on the moon, not the familiar "trying to reach the moon" folktale. Spanish flows well.
Cat
Aug 25, 2016 Cat added it
Wonderful tale! Great story time read for all ages. Illustrations are abstract, but not much preschoolers can't get them. Very bold shapes and colors. Lois Ehlert writes and creates many wonderful stories for kids!
Hope L. Justice
A stunning retelling of a classic fable done so in the art work of a known folk illustrator.
Michelle Tempted By Books
Oct 07, 2014 Michelle Tempted By Books rated it it was amazing
Very cute.
Dale
Jul 14, 2011 Dale rated it liked it
Age of readership: 4-8
Genre: Picture Book
Diversity: Bilingual
Description of the illustrations: Cut paper color illustrations with bold colors.
Personal response to the book: A funny folktale of a fox with the help of a mole wants to climb to the moon for worms.
Curricular and programming connections: The book can be used for preschool, kindergarten, and library bilingual story time will a bilingual theme.
Sarah Kasper
Mar 06, 2011 Sarah Kasper rated it it was ok
Shelves: bilingual
"Moon Rope" is a good book for students in the upper elementary school grades to read because it is a little more wordy and lengthy than the usual childrens book. It is a bilingual book, so if you have English Language Learners in your classroom they will enjoy reading something without having to ask for help with figuring out what words mean.
Rachael Caisedo
Mar 18, 2012 Rachael Caisedo rated it it was amazing
This is a great bilingual book for children to read. Students can get familiar with other cultures based on the writing. In my classroom, I would probably use this book for casual reading. If I wanted to do an activity with the story, I would do a fact or fiction activity where students have to pick out the facts from the book.
Casey
Sep 11, 2012 Casey rated it liked it
Both English and Spanish text. Peruvian folk-tale of why the mole stays underground. Interesting art based on traditional Peruvian textiles, jewelry, ceramics, etc. The story was a basic "Why this does this" folktale, a good story for young children and an introduction to bilingual texts/classmates.
Jess
Jan 11, 2009 Jess rated it liked it
Recommended to Jess by: 3rd grade South American folktale storytime
Fox and mole attempt to climb to the moon in this telling of a Peruvian folktale.

Text in both Spanish and English. A pourquoi story explaining why moles live underground and why there's a fox in the moon. Illustrations are large and good for story hours; it was enjoyed by the third graders.
Leo
Jan 11, 2016 Leo added it
Excellent folktale. Finally a book translated to Spanish. I think some of the prose is too long and I think I might loose my audience.
Paula
An adaptation of the Peruvian folktale in which Fox and Mole try to climb to the moon on a rope woven of grass. Both in English and Spanish
Madeline Wakem
Apr 20, 2016 Madeline Wakem rated it really liked it
Shelves: free-choice
A Peruvian folklore that tells the story of the face on the moon. Book is in both Spanish and English.
Logan Young
Quick read. Appropriate for k to 1 st. Grade. A story of why a mole only comes out at night. Bilingual
Kathleen Heroux
Feb 09, 2010 Kathleen Heroux rated it it was amazing
Shelves: latino-latina
Moon Rope is an adaptation of a Peruvian folktale translated into Spanish. The surprise in in the moon!
Rebecca
Apr 17, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Beautiful art and story, reminded me of When Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears.
Vee
Keep your eyes on the prize. Stay focused.
Colleen
Dec 16, 2010 Colleen added it
Shelves: 3rd-grade
Moon Light, Moon Bright - unit 3
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