Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale (Hardcover)

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By Carmen Agra Deedy (Retold by), Michael Austin (Illustrator)
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The lovely Martina Josefina Catalina Cucaracha is a cockroach of a fine, streetlamp-dwelling family in Old Havana. Having reached the age of 21 days, it's time to give her leg in marriage. But courtship for one so beautiful--or indeed for anyone--is a delicate matter. Martina has many suitors from a variety of species. (The froggy who went a' courting or the Owl and the Pussycat can't begin to compete with the diversity in this book.) How will she know whom to choose? If only there were a reliable test. 

Martina's grandmother knows best, teaching Martina what will really matter in matters of the heart, A
highly-caffeinated story full of wordplay from celebrated storyteller Deedy, Martina the Beautiful
Cockroach is a crowd-pleasing folktale at any time of year, but especially nice at Valentine's Day.

— Carol Muller

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561454686
ISBN-10: 1561454680
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2008
Pages: 28
Language: English