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The old man & his door

Author: Gary Soto; Joe Cepeda
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a Mexican setting, this fable tells of an old fool's adventures on the way to a barbecue. Misunderstanding his wife's instructions, an old man sets out for a party with a door on his back. This humorous tale is about an old man who cannot seem to listen to his wife. As she leaves for a barbecue, she reminds him to bring "el puerco"--The pig that will be roasted as a main dish. He later wonders why she wants him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Soto, Gary.
Old man & his door.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1996
(OCoLC)663167124
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Soto; Joe Cepeda
ISBN: 0399227008 9780399227004
OCLC Number: 30919793
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Other Titles: Old man and his door
Responsibility: by Gary Soto ; illustrations by Joe Cepeda.

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In a Mexican setting, this fable tells of an old fool's adventures on the way to a barbecue. Misunderstanding his wife's instructions, an old man sets out for a party with a door on his back. This humorous tale is about an old man who cannot seem to listen to his wife. As she leaves for a barbecue, she reminds him to bring "el puerco"--The pig that will be roasted as a main dish. He later wonders why she wants him to bring "la puerta"-the door-but dares not question her. Delightfully illustrated, this story shows that sometimes mistakes turn out for the best.

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