Martina is a beautiful young cockroach who is all alone. Doña Julia has a plan to help her find a husband, but is anyone worthy? Martina and the Beautiful Cockroach, set in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a beautifully illustrated 32-page folktale told in both Spanish and English. Young readers will be delighted as they learn the story of the beautiful young cockroach Martina and her quest for a husband who is pure of heart.
This Keepsake Stories collection of multicultural stories, presented in both Spanish and English, introduces young readers to classic and original tales from Latin America. Bilingual stories encourage vocabulary development and foster a love of reading in two languages. Before- and after-reading activities include crafts, writing prompts, and comprehension questions.