PACO AND THE GIANT CHILE PLANT
PACO Y LA PLANTA DE CHILE GIGANTE
Jacketed Hardcover or Paperback;
English-only, Spanish-only and Embedded Bilingual
Accelerated Reader Quiz #129670
Grade Level 2; F&P: K
Illustrated by Elizabeth Dulemba
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Paco and the Giant Chile Plant is a picture book with all the fun of a fairy tale twisted into a humorous variation. Based on the classic "Jack and the Bean Stalk" fairy tale, Polette uses the desert Southwest as an unexpected setting. Filled with prickly pears and such, our story moves from the sandy earth into a cloudy domain where anything is possible. A place where giants may bellow: “FEE, FI, FO, FUM, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF A HUMAN ONE. BE HE THIN OR BE HE FAT, FOR MY TORTILLA, I’LL GRIND HIM FLAT!” We might even solve the age old question of what happened to Jack’s (Opps! Paco’s) long lost Pappa.
This title is available in English–only, Spanish–only or embedded (English with Spanish sprinkled throughout) editions.
Keith Polete, the prolific and awared winning author, is a specialist in children's literacy. In his free time, Keith enjoys martial arts, photography, hiking, canoeing, and his cat, Emily. Keith Polette lives in El Paso, Texas.
Elizabeth Dulemba illustrated her first book, Madame Perroquet in 2004. Since then, she has illustrated 5 more books one being Paco and the Giant Chile Plant. In addition to loving all things Applachian, Elizabeth loves to garen, teach art classes, and learn about new cultures. She now lives in the Atlanta area with her husband, two big dogs and one tiny cat.
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