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Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell A Lie

by Joe Hayes, Joseph Daniel Fiedler (Illustrator)

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Juan Verdades was an honest man. He was so honest that is boss put a wager on him and his ability to tell the truth no matter what. This bet was unknown to him. His boss, Don Ignacio, was the man putting on the wager against another rancher named Dan Arturo. Whoever lost the bet had to give his ranch to the winner. Don Arturo schemed a way to make Jaun Verdades lie. Juan used skillful imagination to not lie. Juan stayed true to his word and did not lie and won over the love of Araceli, Don Arturo’s daughter. After he won the bet, Don Ignacio signed over his ranch ti Juan and he Married Araceli. This was a great story that had a deeper meaning within the story. The story being told made it an interesting read and the moral of the story, not lying, is told in a way that helps children better understand that good things happen to people who tell the truth and do not lie. The pictures also were very colorful and helped portray the story. Good book to teach students the value of telling the truth no matter what.
  dennehycm32 | Apr 10, 2017 |
Don Ignacio is so sure his foreman, Juan Verdades, will not tell a lie that he is willing to bet his ranch on it with his friend don Arturo. Don Arturo and his daughter design a plan that is sure to make Juan lie, but in the end they fall in love, and it becomes a win-win for all.
  tbeard76 | Jul 9, 2016 |
A man who couldn't tell a lie.
  MGraysonk12 | Mar 9, 2012 |
for all who recognize the truth in the old tales, whether the story ever happened or not.
  korneder | Feb 25, 2010 |
This is an advanced reader picture book about Juan Verdades, an honest man who is put to the test by his employer and a beautiful young woman. This book is full of beautiful drawings!
  BrennaSheridan | Jun 9, 2009 |
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A wealthy rancher is so certain of the honesty of his foreman that he wagers his ranch.

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