Un abuelo, sí

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Every kid should have a pet, but which one? A stork, a giraffe, an elephant, a whale… Mom isn’t sure about these exotic animals. What a relief that Grandpa has only given his grandson a black dog: the three of them have fun! Because having a Grandpa like he, is like having all pets of the world. Mas Detalles

Minilibros Ponte poronte

It is a mini collection, with eight stories of the popular Ponte Poronte collection , in an attractive little cardboard box. Engaging anecdotes based on themes and characters familiar to children, original colored illustrations, and a special touch of humor and fantasy can be found in these little books that fit in the hands and pockets of the little ones. Mas Detalles

El Burrito y la Tuna

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Saddling his donkey, a man sets off into the desert lands of the Guajira. At nightfall, he hides from the dreaded Wanuluu, leaving his donkey to face the frightful spirit alone. After a cruel fight, the man abandons the wounded animal, thinking they will never meet again. But the Donkey changes into a prickly pear plant, tempting desert travelers with sweet fruit. Mas Detalles

El Cocuyo y la Mora

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On a long trip, a Firefly comes to rest in an old Raspberry Bush. She asks him to marry her, but the Firefly rejects her love. Later, when the Firefly comes across the Raspberry Bush again, he finds her beautifully transformed and regrets his earlier decision. This Pemon tale of unrequited love explains how fireflies got their light. Mas Detalles

El Conejo y el Mapurite

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Long ago, when animals were like the men of today, an Old Skunk was the best medicine man of the Guajira Peninsula. One day, he goes to visit a patient and along the way, encounters a Rabbit that tricks him into giving up all of his cigars. A little too late, the Skunk realizes that he’s been tricked and plans his revenge by preparing a special cigar for the Rabbit. Mas Detalles

El dueño de la luz

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In the beginning, neither day nor night existed and the Warao lived in complete darkness, until a man sent his daughters in search of the keeper of the light. The eldest one took the wrong path, but the youngest daughter brought light to her village. It is a traditional Warao tale about the origin of the sun and moon. The watercolor illustrations reflect the mythic Orinoco’s landscapes. Mas Detalles

El Rabipelado burlado

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To a hungry Possum, all the birds of the plain seem appetizing. The problem is how to catch them: he needs to know where they sleep to take them by surprise in the middle of the night. The Toucan and the Trumpet Bird fool the Possum without knowing, but a third bird discovers his intentions and sets him a trap. Mas Detalles

El Tigre y el Cangrejo

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Traveling through the High Plains, a Jaguar encounters a Crab that’s playing a bizarre game: tossing his eyes into the sea and making them come back with a magical song. Fascinated by the game, the Jaguar decides to do the same. The Crab warns him of the dangers involved, but the Jaguar will not listen. Mas Detalles

El Tigre y el Rayo

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The Jaguar knows that he is the king of the plains and that he is feared by all. One day, he comes across a Bolt of Lightning, which seems old and fragile. The Jaguar wants to show off his superior strength but learns a hard lesson instead. This tale deals with two threatening forces in the life of the Pemon, inhabitants of the High Plains: fierce lightning and man-eating jaguars. Mas Detalles

¡Bravo, Rosina!

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In the early 20th century, in Chile, Rosina’s grandfather comes back from a long journey and brings with him a gramophone from where music comes out. He announces he’ll build his own record factory, and forbids Rosina to enter. But from a tree in the garden she can watch everything; even the tenor Borgioli who has come to make a recording… Mas Detalles

La calle es libre

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The children of the slums of San José have no place to play. Near the highway, there is a vacant lot where the children would like to build a park. They try to convince the Municipal authorities to help, but finally neighbors must find their own solution. A story based in a real life experience with children of San José de la Urbina’s library. Mas Detalles

La composición

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During the evenings, Pedro’s family listens to the news at the radio brought by an underground station. One day, the soldiers, the ones that took away the friend of Pedro´s father, walk into the classroom and ask the children to write a composition entitled: What my family does at night. Thus, Pedro must answer for himself the question: “Can children be against the dictatorship?” Mas Detalles