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Moon Rope

by Lois Ehlert

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An adaptation of the Peruvian folktale in which Fox and Mole try to climb to the moon on a rope woven of grass.

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This is a classic Peruvian folktale about a fox wanting to go to the moon. Fox convinces mole to go with him, but soon enough falls down from the rope they managed to build. The animals laugh at him, and from then on moles prefers his solitary tunnel. This is a great book to introduce folktale. It has vibrant authentic pictures and is a great story to tell the classroom. This book can be for 1st grade to 5th grade. ( )
  maria.baltazar | Mar 10, 2017 |
This folktale, told in both English and Spanish, was a good book. My first observation was regarding the illustrations. They are very geometric, which is not typical of folktales. Though I though the pictures were cool and fun to look at, I don’t think they offered much insight about the story. It was a ‘pourquoi’ folktale, explaining why moles dig underground. However, the story is mainly about the fox’s adventure as he tries to get to the moon. The story is very short and flows quickly. My favorite part about it was the magical elements. The surrealistic aspects make the story bouncy and fun; the reader finds enjoyment in the imaginative details of the story about two friends. The Peruvian folktale is told in two languages, allowing more readers to interact with the text. The big idea is that when looking for adventure outside of typical bounds, one must not fear the unknown. ( )
  drobin24 | Oct 23, 2016 |
The book is as fun to read in English as it is to read in Spanish! ( )
  KUdiversity | Aug 20, 2010 |
This book is written in English and Spanish. It tells the story of a fox wanting to go visit the moon.
  rachel0217 | Oct 8, 2009 |
This book is about a fox that wants to go to the moon. The mole decides he will also go only because the fox told him that there were huge worms up there. The fox decides to make a rope to get to the moon. The fox then decides that him and the mole can climb the rope until they reached the moon. He would learn that he would need other help to reach the moon because the rope alone would not work. This book does a good job of showing that students sometimes have to work together to accomplish a given task.
  rlhopper | Sep 2, 2009 |
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