Chiles Para Benito

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Piñata Books, Nov 1, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In a magical bilingual picture book that celebrates a hallowed Southwestern spice and the risk taken by a young, hopeful boy, Benito trades his family's cow for a handful of powerful seeds, but when the seeds appear to only grow weeds and the neighboring farmers begin to complain, Benito almost gives up hope.

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User Review  - VVilliam - LibraryThing

A "Jack and the Beanstalk" tale of how Benito trades his cow for magic chili pepper seeds. An alright tale, but the difference in the Spanish and English texts made this sometimes a problem for practicing Spanish (which is why I read it). Read full review

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Ana Baca, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the author of Benito's Bizcochitos / Los bizcochitos de Benito (Pinata Books, 1999) and Chiles for Benito / Chiles para Benito (Pinata Books, 2003). She graduated from Stanford University (B.A.) and the University of New Mexico (M.A.) with degrees in English Literature. She currently lives and works in New Mexico.

Anthony Accardo is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Benito's Sopaipillas / Los sopaipillas de Benito (Pinata Books, 2007), Chiles for Benito / Chiles para Benito (Pinata Books, 2003), and Benito's Bizcochitos / Los bizcochitos de Benito (Pinata Books, 1999). He lives and works in Brooklyn.

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