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Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folk Taleby Marisa Montes
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What can you do with a boy who tries to do things right but only leaves disaster in his wake?
Laugh--that's what! Readers everywhere will love to laugh at the hilarious antics of the ever-blundering Juan Bobo, Puerto Rico's most celebrated fold character.
In this rollicking Juan Bobo tale, our hero sets out to find work at the farm and the grocery. Although the tasks are simple and the directions couldn't be clearer, he always find a way to bungle things up as only a character whose name means "Simple John" could!
Puerto Rico's most celebrated folktale hero sets out to find work at the farm and grocery, but he manages to bungle even the simplest tasks. Full-color illustrations.
Puerto Rico's most celebrated folktale hero sets out to find work on a farm and at the grocery, and always finds a way to bungle things. Full-color illustrations.
About the Author
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marisa Montes led the life of an "army brat," moving with her family to Missouri, to France, and finally to California. She practiced family law and worked in legal publishing before she began writing full-time for children. Today she lives in Northern California with her husband, David Plotkin, and their pets, Casey the blue-front Amazon parrot and Tammy the tarantula. This is her first children's book.
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