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Chachalaca Chiquita by Melanie Chrismer


Chachalaca Chiquita by Melanie Chrismer

Aye Chihuahua! The sky is falling. Join the colorful desert bird, Chachalaca Chiquita, and her feathered friends in this Southwestern spin on the Chicken Little tale. The story incorporates Spanish vocabulary for un pequeo fun as the amigos set off to tell the jefe that the sky is falling. The story takes a turn when they meet sly Tacito Ocelote.

About the Author

Melanie Chrismer, A fifth-generation Houstonian and full-time writer, she attended both Texas A&M University and Houston Baptist University. She regularly speaks at schools and libraries, giving presentations on developing writing strategies and the history of Texas as well as roping demonstrations with her practice bull, Medium-Rare. She is a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators, Women Writing the West, the Texas Coalition of Authors, and the International Reading Association. David Harrington is a native of southern California and pursued a career in illustration by enrolling in the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he earned a BFA with honors. Since his graduation, Harrington has illustrated numerous childrens books, including the Pelican titles Ole! Cinco de Mayo, Chachalaca Chiquita, and Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat. He lives in Laguna Hills, California.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2012


Melanie Chrismer

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Pelican Publishing Co


32 pages


Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)
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