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Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

A Cuban Folktale

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach( )
Author: Deedy, Carmen Agra
Illustrator: Austin, Michael
ISBN:978-1-56145-399-3
Publication Date:Sep 2007
Publisher:Peachtree Publishing Company Inc.
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

Martina the beautiful cockroach doesn't know coffee beans about love and marriage. That's where her Cuban family comes in. While some of the Cucarachas offer her gifts to make her more attractive, only Abuela, her grandmother, gives her something really useful: un consejo increíble, some shocking advice. At first, Martina is skeptical of her Abuela's unorthodox suggestion, but when suitor after suitor fails the Coffee Test, she wonders if a little green cockroach can ever find...
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Book Details
Pages:32
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Insects, Spiders, Etc.
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10 x 11.62 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:1.137 Pounds
Author Biography
Deedy, Carmen Agra (Author)
Award-winning children's book author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy was born in Havana, Cuba in 1960. She immigrated to the United States with her family in 1963 and grew up in Decatur, Georgia.

Deedy has written Agatha's Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story, Tree Man, The Library Dragon, The Last Dance, The Secret of Old Zeb, The Yellow Star, and Fourteen Cows for America. She has also contributed to National Public Radio's Weekend All Things Considered and Latino USA.

Deedy has performed as a storyteller at venues including the Disney Institute, the New Victory Theater, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Kennedy Center and also at the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, the National Storytelling Festival, the Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival, the National Book Festival, schools, conferences, and museums.

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