Award-winning author Marisa de Jesus Paolicelli’s latest exploration of Puerto Rican children stories. This time, a gift of coffee beans helps a 12-year-old, Ephraim Montalvo, rise from peasant to hacienda owner. Paolicelli tells a classic tale of the poor boy who advances through sweat, honesty, and faith, with a supernatural twist coming from the miraculous coffee beans. It’s a touching story that emphasizes family, generosity, and other virtues, with a bit of didacticism. An entertaining, heartwarming coming-of-age story with a Puerto Rican flavor.
La historia de un jóven de 12 años que llega a ser dueño de hacienda.
Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Size: 9.5″ x 7.5″
Total Pages: 164 with Color
Sewn-Not Glued or Stapled!
High Quality Paper
Ages: 8 & Up (Multicultural Middle Grade Chapter Book)