Papa Gave Me A Stick

Janice Levy Illustrator: Simone Shin

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When Antonio sees the members of the Mariachi band play, he wants nothing more than a guitar of his own. But guitars cost money, explains his father, who hands Antonio a stick instead. Confused and upset, Antonio resentfully accepts his father’s gift. He heads off, unknowingly starting a chain of exchanges that may, miraculously, earn him what he wants most.

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10"x 8",  
40 pages,  

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Language arts, Spanish language, self-awareness, relationships, community, friendship, appreciating cultural differences, appreciating music, predicting, fantasy and imagination, kindness, rewards, Mexican culture and customs.

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Papa Gave Me A Stick

Papa Gave Me A Stick

When Antonio sees the members of the Mariachi band play, he wants nothing more than a guitar of his own. But guitars cost money, explains his father, who hands Antonio a stick instead. Confused and upset, Antonio resentfully accepts his father’s gift. He heads off, unknowingly starting a chain of exchanges that may, miraculously, earn him what he wants most.