Medio Pollito (Half-Chick)
A Mexican Folktale
From the Set Folktales from Around the World
The story of Medio Pollito, a chicken born with only half of his body, is one of inspiration and purpose. He travels to find adventure, and with the help of the wind, finds his true calling as a weather vane.
- About the Illustrator
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.1|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 8.25, 7.25 x 8.25|
|Graphics||Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Folktales from Around the World from School Library Journal on November 1, 2011
Old-fashioned in the best way, each book tells a story from a particular area. To maintain the traditional feel, the tales are narrated by a storyteller, and the illustrations, which include full-page color images as well as smaller black-and-white pictures, purposefully imitate styles native to the featured regions. A map and an explanatory note describing folktale traditions end each book. Perfect for reading aloud to a class or sharing one-on-one, these books have a nice range and should be considered as needed to fill in folklore collections where these areas are not well represented.
Author: Amanda StJohn
Illustrator: Sue Todd
Sue Todd has illustrated many things including children's books and magazines for 20 years. She creates linocut prints in a yellow studio in the Toronto, Ontario home she shares with her husband and Sam the cat. Sue gets her best ideas riding around the city on her bicycle.