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.

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  • Folktales
  • About the Illustrator
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 398.20972
Lexile 510
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Guided Reading Level K
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781609731410, 9781623230104
Copyright 2012, 2013
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.