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Medio Pollito/Half Chicken (Dell Picture Yearling) Paperback – August 11, 1997


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Series: Dell Picture Yearling
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books; 1ST edition (August 11, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440413605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440413608
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.1 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #672,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Do you know why a weather vane has a little rooster on the top, spinning around to tell us which way the wind is blowing? Here is the answer in this old story about Half-Chicken, who has one eye, one leg, and one wing. His adventures take him far and wide until he's carried straight to the top, in this lively retelling--in Spanish and English--of a traditional folktale.

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Do you know why a weather vane has a little rooster on the top, spinning around to tell us which way the wind is blowing? Here is the answer in this old story about Half-Chicken, who has one eye, one leg, and one wing. His adventures take him far and wide until he's carried straight to the top, in this lively retelling--in Spanish and English--of a traditional folktale.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
A very special chicken is born on the ranch. He sets off to Mexico City, gives and receives help along the way. A delightful tale with wonderful picture. Easy and enjoyable to read in both Spanish and English.
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I bought this and used it with a fourth grade class while student teaching. The students LOVED this book and it's bi-lingual quality let us bring everyone in to enjoy it. It is a great jump start to a unit on re-tellings. I highly recommend it!
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By Summer H. Helms on January 5, 2009
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This story is an excellent folk tale written in both English and Spanish. My son loves it (we live in Mexico). My only complaint would be that its difficult to make a folk tale really really relavent. This whimsical story lacks that.
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This book has a very beautiful message and is illustrated by one of my favorite children's book illustrators!
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By Carolyn Sauer on October 13, 2014
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This book was one of our 1st grade reading books. The students really enjoys the book.
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More About the Author

Alma Flor Ada, Pro­fes­sor Emerita at the Uni­ver­sity of San Fran­cisco, has devoted her life to advo­cacy for peace by pro­mot­ing a ped­a­gogy ori­ented to per­sonal real­iza­tion and social jus­tice. A for­mer Rad­cliffe Scholar at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity and Ful­bright Research Scholar she is an inter­na­tion­ally re-known speaker and the author of numer­ous children's books of poetry, nar­ra­tive, folk­lore and non fic­tion. Her books have received pres­ti­gious awards; among many: Christo­pher Medal (The Gold Coin), Pura Bel­pré Medal (Under the Royal Palms), Once Upon a World (Gath­er­ing the Sun), Par­ents' Choice Honor (Dear Peter Rab­bit), NCSS and CBC Notable Book (My Name is María Isabel). She is also the author of a book of mem­oirs, Vivir en dos idiomas, two nov­els for adults, En clave de sol and A pesar del amor, and sev­eral pro­fes­sional books for edu­ca­tors, includ­ing A Mag­i­cal Encounter: Latino Children's Lit­er­a­ture in the Class­room, as well as a wealth of edu­ca­tional mate­ri­als. Her work, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with F. Isabel Cam­poy in pro­mot­ing author­ship in stu­dents, teach­ers, and par­ents is the con­tent of their book Authors in the Class­room: A Trans­for­ma­tive Edu­ca­tion Process. Alma Flor Ada has been awarded the Amer­i­can Edu­ca­tion Research Asso­ci­a­tion [AERA] His­panic Issues Award for Research in Ele­men­tary, Sec­ondary and Post­sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion and the Cal­i­for­nia Asso­ci­a­tion for Bilin­gual Edu­ca­tion [CABE] Life Long Award.

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