A Day's Work
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Francisco's grandfather has just come from Mexico and he speaks no English. He needs work to support the family. When a job arrises with a gardener Francisco lies and says his grandfather is a fine gardener, even though he is really a carpenter. All they had to do was pull out weeds, but they make a big mistake. Francisco's lie gets him and his grandfather in some trouble.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 0395845181
ISBN-13: 9780395845189
Ages: 5-8

Publisher's Description

Francisco, a young Mexican-American boy, helps his grandfather find work as a gardener, even though the old man cannot speak English and knows nothing about gardening.

Author Bio

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

 Ronald Himler is the award-winning illustrator of more than 75 books for children. He lives in the desert outside of Tuscon, Arizona and can be visited online at ronhimler.com
 

Editorial Reviews

"Bunting perfectly captures the intergenerational love and respect shared by these two characters and the man's strong sense of honesty and integrity. Himler's softly colored illustrations reflect the feelings of the characters and setting." School Library Journal

"Bunting perfectly captures the intergenerational love and respect shared by these two characters and the man's strong sense of honesty and integrity. Himler's softly colored illustrations reflect the feelings of the characters and setting." SLJ Best Books of the Year

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