The Magic Bean Tree: A Legend from Argentina

The Magic Bean Tree: A Legend from Argentina

In the middle of the wide Argentine pampas there once grew a magic tree. Above this tree slept a bird so evil it could stop the rain from falling. And not far from this tree lived a brave boy who one day set out to save his village and all the creatures from dying of thirst. Illustrated with charming folk-art-like paintings and retold with simplicity and drama, this legend of a child's courage and faith explains why Argentineans believe that good luck can be found in the shade of a carob tree.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547770420

  • ISBN-10: 0547770421

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $10.99

  • Publication Date: 03/30/1998

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD550L

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Illustrator

Beatriz Vidal

Beatriz Vidal was born in Argentina. Her vibrant and delicate paintings have appeared on the PBS series The Power of Myth, hosted by Bill Moyers. Vidal has illustrated several books for children, including Rainbow Crow, The Legend of El Dorado, Buffalo Dance, and Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, which was a Reading Rainbow featured book.  
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Nancy Van Laan
Author

Nancy Van Laan

Nancy Van Laan has written many delightful stories for children, including Moose Idles, a beginning reader about which Publishers Weekly said in a starred review, "Endearing. . . . Young listeners will hope for many happy returns for this quintet of friends."
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  • reviews

    "Vidal's shimmering, folk art-style paintings are well matched to the elegant simplicity and drama of Van Laan's retelling." Booklist, ALA

    "Vidal's stylized paintings are dramatic and colorful, especially in the portrayal of the supernatural bird." School Library Journal

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547770420

  • ISBN-10: 0547770421

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $10.99

  • Publication Date: 03/30/1998

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD550L

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