Medio Pollito (Half-Chick)

A Mexican Folktale

Folktales from Around the World
  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2012
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2011-08-01
BISACS JUV012020, JUV012030, JUV012040
Dewey 398.20972
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 8.25
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 146766
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, and Reviewed
  • Folktales
  • About the Illustrator
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.


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… View →