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Juan Verdades, The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie/El hombre que no sabia mentir

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“Hayes's flowing plot, enlivened by several wry twists, is decidedly satisfying. Fiedler's spare, earth-toned paintings convey the particulars of the setting from traditional garb to the sprawling landscapes as well as the timelessness of folklore.”—Publishers Weekly

Don Ignacio is a wealthy landowner whose prized possession is an apple tree that produces the most delicious
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Cinco Puntos Press (first published November 1st 2001)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This tale takes place in New Mexico, but I recently came across a version that takes place in Hungary ("Mighty Mikko" in Jane Yolen's folktale collection Mightier Than the Sword). Juan Verdades never lies, and cleverly finds a way to tell the truth even when he is tricked. I like the way Joe Hayes retells the tale, and will look for more of his books.
Kristin H.
Oct 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book especially for a multicultural classroom. I would recommend it for 1st- 9th grade. It is the story of a very honest ranch hand who cannot tell a lie. Even when he is tricked he tells the truth, and he ends up coming out on top.
Violet
I enjoyed reading this book as well. It gives a great message, and the ending is my kind of ending as well. Juan Verdades could not lie, and so two ranchers decided to bet the own ranches to see if Juan could lie or not. I think children will really like reading this story.
Susan
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read-aloud book with nice artwork. It was good to read to a sick child who otherwise might not have sat through a long-ish story.
Joscelynne
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it was a very interesting story i loved it.
Yormynnelly
Beautiful pictures, lovely tale, excellently told.
Padmashree Rajagopalan
An interesting book about a man who couldn't tell a lie. He's very honest with the work that his owner gave him. But would he be like that every time?


Flavs
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Really good book.
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its verry magnifecent
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Values put to the test. Honesty, faith, integrity.
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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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