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The stranger and the red rooster

Author: Victor Villaseñor; José Jara
Publisher: Houston, Tex. : Piñata Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: One day in a small California barrio, a scary-looking stranger with an ugly scar on his face arrives. Silence falls on the streets. Normally raucous children stop playing, and their fearful mothers quickly beckon them inside. Everyone peeks out of windows and doors to watch the stranger walk down Main Street. Later in the week, the stranger again appears in town. And a few days later, on a
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Novela juvenil
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Villaseñor, Victor.
Stranger and the red rooster.
Houston, Tex. Piñata Books, ©2006
(DLC) 2004044641
(OCoLC)61499630
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Primary school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Villaseñor; José Jara
ISBN: 9781558855793 1558855793 9781518500268 1518500269
OCLC Number: 853560068
Language Note: Parallel text in English and Spanish.
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Other Titles: Forastero y el gallo rojo
Responsibility: by Victor Villaseñor ; illustrations by José Jara ; Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura = El forastero y el gallo rojo / por Victor Villaseñor ; ilustraciones de José Jara ; traducido al español por Gabriela Baeza Ventura.

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From the Publisher: One day in a small California barrio, a scary-looking stranger with an ugly scar on his face arrives. Silence falls on the streets. Normally raucous children stop playing, and their fearful mothers quickly beckon them inside. Everyone peeks out of windows and doors to watch the stranger walk down Main Street. Later in the week, the stranger again appears in town. And a few days later, on a pleasant Sunday morning, the man shows his frightening face yet again. But this time, he's not alone. Cradled in the stranger's arms is a big, red rooster with a yellow ribbon tied around its neck. When the rooster sets off after a bug with the stranger hanging on to the ribbon "like a cowboy who had lassoed a wild bull," the townspeople are finally able to look past the long, ugly scar on the stranger's face. Echoing the oral tradition common to so many Latinos, acclaimed author Victor Villasenor shares with young readers one of his father's favorite stories. With vibrant illustrations by Jose Jara, this will soon become the favorite of many children aged 3 to 7.

Al mostrarse en el pueblo de Carlsbad un forastero con una cicatriz fea en la cara, todos tienen miedo de el, hasta que el y su gallo rojo les hacen reir.

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