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From a poor Brazilian boy playing soccer with rocks and a ball made from rags, to learning how to play on a team, this is the story of Pele's beginning.
Sad about the subject of a poem he is writing, Pablo Neruda visits his friend Matilde who shows him, through a simple onion, that happiness can be found even through tears. Includes facts about Pablo and Matilde, and Neruda's Ode to the Onion in Spanish and English.
A bilingual story, inspired by the childhood of Valentina Cruz, whose family was one of the first permanent inhabitants of the Galapagos islands. Valentina makes a promise to protect the islands and her animal friends.--Provided by publisher
A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.
Adaptation of: Prindsessen paa ærten by Hans Christian Andersen
Provides a fictionalized account of Jemmy Button, a native boy from Tierra del Fuego who was brought to London to be educated and then returned home to his island
When a stingy baker insists that his poor neighbor pay for the smells he has been enjoying, a clever judge rules in his favor and determines exactly the right fine
This Brazilian folktale adapted by award-winning author Pleasant DeSpain and illustrated by David Boston tells the story of a wise turtle who must cleverly outwit two children to survive in the Amazon rainforest. Boston's rich watercolor illustrations capture the fertile, dense life of the Amazon. This timeless story of courage and perseverance continues to be retold throughout Latin America. -- publisher
By following her mother's admonition to perform every task with care and love, a poor young Mexican girl wins the devotion of the governor's son
Roberto's uncle Antonio takes him to the top of El Ávila, the mountain that overlooks all of Caracas, and wishes to take photographs of everything he has seen on his trip