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Saturday Sancocho / by Leyla Torres

Saturday Sancocho

Title: Saturday Sancocho
Author and Illustrator: Leyla Torres
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0-374-36418-2
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level:  4.4

Concepts: barter

Summary: Maria Lili spends Saturdays with her grandparents, Mama Ana and Papa Angelino, making a wonderful chicken stew called sancocho. One Saturday, she learns that the only food in the house is eggs; there is no money to buy what's needed for making the stew. Mama Ana tells Maria Lili to put the eggs in a basket and accompany her to the market, where the two go from stall to stall, bartering their goods. Young readers will enjoy seeing Mama Ana, a shrewd and experienced barterer, bargain for the best and biggest chicken and vegetables.

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