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Children’s author delivers yet another tale that focuses as much on entertainment as it does on meaning.
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Nov. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- (HOLLYWOOD, CA) Author Antonio Sacre’s latest addition to his children’s collection, A Mango in the Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs, is a charming, thought-provoking tale that’s guaranteed to start conversations at story time. A Mango in the Hand, in addition to Sacre’s other books, The Barking Mouse and La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story, create the perfect holiday gift set.

In A Mango in the Hand Francisco is finally old enough to journey to the mango grove all by himself to gather the mangoes for a special dinner. But bees swarm the fruit, and Francisco has trouble picking them from the tree. He returns to his father several times, and each time his father shares a different proverb to inspire Francisco to continue trying. "Querer es poder. Where there's a will, there's a way!" Finally, Francisco is able to gather some mangoes, and on his way home he stops to visit his uncle, grandmother, and aunt. Francisco shares his mangoes with them, and by the time he gets home he no longer has any! "Es mejor dar que recibir. Sometimes it's better to give than to receive."

Luckily for Francisco, his generosity does not go unnoticed. "Amor con amor se paga. Love is repaid with love."

Readers are sure to be charmed by this humorous story about problem solving and sharing. The book also includes a glossary of Spanish words and was a Parents’ Choice Awards winner for 2011.

“A story told through proverbs could easily go terribly wrong, but this sweet tale succeeds beautifully. This smoothly written family story is filled with warmth and humor and incorporates a blending of well-placed proverbs in both Spanish and English to drive the story’s themes. Digitally colored pencil-and-ink cartoon drawings reflect the lush greens of summertime and outdoor living in this intergenerational barrio.”

–Kirkus Reviews

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Antonio Sacre, an internationally touring storyteller and children's author has been featured at the Kennedy Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress, and museums, schools, libraries, and festivals worldwide. His book and recordings have won numerous national awards, and he is the author and storyteller-in-residence at the UCLA Lab School.

Title: A Mango in the Hand: A Story Told Through Proverbs
Author: Antonio Sacre
Published date: April 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0810997349
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
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