THE BOSSY GALLITO by Lucia M. Gonzalez

THE BOSSY GALLITO

A Traditional Cuban Folktale
by & illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A tale that was also recently retold by Alma Flor Ada, with handsomely decorative illustrations by Kathleen Kuchera, as The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle's Wedding (1993) now appears in a bilingual edition with a setting based on Miami's ``Little Havana.'' The story, a less bloodthirsty variant of the cumulative tale Joseph Jacobs called ``The Old Woman and Her Pig,'' is so appealing that most collections could easily use both versions. Delacre's artistry may not quite match Kuchera's, but her carefully rendered illustrations are attractive, well designed, and full of amusing and authentic detail (including several bird species indigenous to Miami). A glossary and several notes (also bilingual) about the story, illustrations, and culture are excellent addenda. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-590-46843-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1994




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