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Paco and the Giant Chile Plant

Paco and the Giant Chile Plant
Paco and the Giant Chile Plant
Average: 5 (2 votes)

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.


zoe's picture
i liked when pacos dad became a human
Charlie12's picture
Paco and the Giant Chile Plant is a brilliant story and really made me feel like the characters in the book! I definitely recommend this book to anyone at all ages. This book is also a great story for a family to read together and enjoy reading the book together.
glaxforio18's picture
Paco and the Giant Chile Plant is such a nice story, with suspense, happily ever after and family contentment.

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Pages: 36
Reading Level: Beginner (1 to 6)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781934960196
Categories: Action Adventure, Classics, Family & Friends
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: southwest, fairy tale, jack in the beanstalk
Date Added: June 14, 2013
Moonbeam Children's Book Award
Paco End SheetsRTP Portrait Books AM Page Written by Keith Polette Illustrated by Elizabeth O Dulemba For Heidi Keith For my friends at the Atlanta Latin American Association and my wonderful husband Stan With love Elizabeth Text by Keith Polette Illustration by Elizabeth O Dulemba All rights reserved For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book write to Permissions Raven Tree Press A Division of Delta Systems Co Inc Miller Parkway McHenry IL  wwwraventreepresscom Polette Keith Paco and the Giant Chile Plant written by Keith Polette illustrated by Elizabeth O Dulemba 1st ed McHenry IL Raven Tree Press  pcm SUMMARY The desert of the southwestern United States is the unexpected setting for this retelling of the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk English Edition ISBN hardcover ISBN paperback Bilingual Edition ISBN hardcover ISBN paperback Spanish Edition ISBN hardcover ISBN paperback Audience preK to 3rd grade Bilingual text with mostly English story and concept words in Spanish Englishonly and Spanishonly formats  Fairy Tales FolktalesCountry EthnicJuvenile fiction LifestylesCountry Life Juvenile fictionI Illust Dulemba Elizabeth O II Title LCCN Printed in Taiwan first edition Free activities for this book are available at wwwraventreepresscom Paco called his mother We have no food We have no money Our money is gone Take the cow to town and sell it But mama said Paco the cow is all we have We will have nothing without the cow We have no choice my dear said his mother Now hurry Paco led the cow down the dusty road At a dip in the dusty road Paco met an old man with bright eyes The mans eyes twinkled like stars He held a walking staff and a small bag The old man said Good afternoon boy That is a fine cow you have Good afternoon replied Paco Yes it is a fine cow but I must sell her My mama and I have no money My boy said the old man his eyes smiling if you give me that cow I will give you this bag What is in th