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Juan and the Jackalope: A Children's Book in Verse

by Rudolfo Anaya

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Recommended by a friend as her/her child's favorite Christmas story. It is wonderful. For me, knowing a little less about the New Mexican specific cultural things, it took a *little* explaining to *really* get it - but it is wonderful even without the explanations. (though if you want to do a little research on some of the characters, I think it's worth your while!) ( )
  avanders | Dec 22, 2016 |
Jack has fallen in love and wants to marry Rosita. The book provides students with competition and playing fair. Never giving up and looking for different ways to accomplish your goals. Always keep in mind what you want. It also provides students with imagination about the future and present. Folk tale characters are from the Hispanic background, ( )
  vicmelen | Nov 25, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0826345212, Hardcover)

When Rosita, the loveliest gal in the Pecos River Valley, offers her delicious rhubarb pie as first prize for the Great Grasshopper Race, a thousand love-struck vaqueros line up for the competition. Of course everyone believes that the legendary cowboy Pecos Bill, riding his giant grasshopper, Hoppy, is a shoo-in for the grand prize. Sure enough, Bill and Hoppy give an impressive performance, crisscrossing the Southwest in a raucous ride. But young Juan, who is hopelessly in love with Rosita, astonishes them all when he and Jack the Jackalope take a miraculous ride around the world and across the Milky Way. The daring pair return, covered in stardust, to claim the beautiful Rosita and her delicious pie.

Set in New Mexico, Anaya's fanciful story, coupled with Amy Córdova's vivid illustrations, brings the tradition of Southwestern tall tales to a new generation of young readers.

Ages 6 and up

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:35 -0400)

Competing for the hand of the lovely Rosita and her rhubarb pie, Juan rides a jackalope in a race against Pecos Bill.

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