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The Magic Bean Tree: A Legend from Argentina PDF, ePub eBook In the middle of the wide Argentine pampas there once grew a magic tree. Above this tree slept a bird so evil it could stop the rain from falling. And not far from this tree lived a brave boy who one day set out to save his village and all the creatures from dying of thirst. Illustrated with charming folk-art-like paintings and retold with simplicity and drama, this legend In the middle of the wide Argentine pampas there once grew a magic tree. Above this tree slept a bird so evil it could stop the rain from falling. And not far from this tree lived a brave boy who one day set out to save his village and all the creatures from dying of thirst. Illustrated with charming folk-art-like paintings and retold with simplicity and drama, this legend of a child's courage and faith explains why Argentineans believe that good luck can be found in the shade of a carob tree.

30 review for The Magic Bean Tree: A Legend from Argentina

  1. 4 out of 5

    Erin Sterling

    In this story from Argentina, a drought has come over the land and only little Topec still prays to the various gods that give life. He decides to find the rain and discovers that the great bird of the underworld is in the way of the Carob Tree to give rain, so he gathers all the villagers and animals together at night to scare the great bird awake and bring rain back to the land. **This is a great story to learn that involves audience participation. I would add some chant or rhythm or song at t In this story from Argentina, a drought has come over the land and only little Topec still prays to the various gods that give life. He decides to find the rain and discovers that the great bird of the underworld is in the way of the Carob Tree to give rain, so he gathers all the villagers and animals together at night to scare the great bird awake and bring rain back to the land. **This is a great story to learn that involves audience participation. I would add some chant or rhythm or song at the end for when Topec is trying to scare the great bird awake in order to bring rain back to the land. This would be a great telling for a big audience of all ages. At the end, you could even incorporate the rain game (rubbing your hands together, snapping your fingers, clapping your hands, and stomping your feet to create a thunderstorm).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    Starts kind of slowly, but moves much more quickly once we get into the action (and into the sound effects!). Still a bit long for story time for my little one. Enjoyed learning about another culture's legends and mythology. Liked that it included a glossary (including pronunciation for most of the tricky words) at the front. Wasn't crazy about the simplistic illustration style.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Thalmann

    In this retelling of a legend from Argentina, young Topec goes in search of life-giving rain during a terrible drought and discovers that the rain has ceased because of the Great Bird of the Underworld, a powerful being that cannot be killed. Helped by sage advice from the lone carob tree standing in the pampas, the only tree alive in the world, Topec hatches a plan to rid his people of the evil bird and unleash the rain. Will his plan succeed? This story highlights Topec's individual bravery, y In this retelling of a legend from Argentina, young Topec goes in search of life-giving rain during a terrible drought and discovers that the rain has ceased because of the Great Bird of the Underworld, a powerful being that cannot be killed. Helped by sage advice from the lone carob tree standing in the pampas, the only tree alive in the world, Topec hatches a plan to rid his people of the evil bird and unleash the rain. Will his plan succeed? This story highlights Topec's individual bravery, yet it places value on cooperation with others as well as he puts his plan into action. One of the ways in which the carob tree manifests its magic is by dropping magic beans, which provide sustenance for the llamas, flour for human use, and seeds to cover the rest of the land in carob trees. This motif of magic beans is shared by the tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk," though in the latter story, the beans sprout into a massive beanstalk overnight, while in this story, the beans behave more realistically. Nonetheless, the magic beans in both tales expand the possibilities for their recipients and improve their lives immensely. In the folk-art-style illustrations, the animals are painted in as much detail as the people, placing an emphasis on the importance of nature. The pages that describe the drought contain tones of yellow, brown, and orange, and the sun is much larger than its normal size to convey how parched the land is, while the sections of the story concerning the carob tree feature cool greens and the light or dark blue of the daytime or night sky. While most of the illustrations are two-page spreads, they mostly serve to set the scene, with the lengthy narration on each page dominating as it explains the action of the story. While the author lists eight sources at the beginning, she does not explain how closely her story resembles what she found in her research, causing adult readers to question how accurate her retelling is compared to the original legend. However, this story's engaging pictures and youthful protagonist make this an entertaining tale for children, and it could easily be used in an elementary classroom in a unit about folktales from around the world following research to ascertain its closeness to the original. Target Audience: Ages 5-8

  4. 4 out of 5

    Luisa Knight

    An old legend is told within these pages of the carob tree and a brave little boy that helped bring rain back to the village. Ages: 4 - 8 Cleanliness: men women and children wear only skirts or loincloths - no details are drawn. The gods of the natives are mentioned and the people pray to them. #geography #southamerica #argentina **Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how cl An old legend is told within these pages of the carob tree and a brave little boy that helped bring rain back to the village. Ages: 4 - 8 Cleanliness: men women and children wear only skirts or loincloths - no details are drawn. The gods of the natives are mentioned and the people pray to them. #geography #southamerica #argentina **Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your book before reading it! Visit my website: The Book Radar.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Allen

    This book retells an Argentinian legend that describes how the people brought back the rain by getting rid of the bird that blocked them from the view of the gods. This book could be used to teach children about Argentina culture.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Abbi Kraus

    This is another good example of a legend or folk story. It could be introduced to talk about South American culture and countries or even as an introduction for creating short stories.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kendra Schaefer

    This book is great to show a glimpse into another cultures art work. It is a charming book that keeps magic alive.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Mcavoy

    A story about drought and carob.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Truluck

    I liked this book. It showed how passion and bravery can lead to what you want. I chose this book, because I thought it was the story of jack and the bean stock but I ended up enjoying this book too.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    Interesting legend from Argentina depicting a brave boy determined to end a drought.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dakota

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mr. Natenberg

  13. 4 out of 5

    Gloria

  14. 5 out of 5

    Darleen

  15. 5 out of 5

    John H.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

  17. 5 out of 5

    ICONiac:D

  18. 4 out of 5

    Diana

  19. 5 out of 5

    Brittany

  20. 5 out of 5

    Juan Garcia

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mp

  22. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  23. 4 out of 5

    Marcus Reeves

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ms.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Gabriella Reeves

  26. 4 out of 5

    Julie Esanu

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Smith

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kamila Franz

  29. 4 out of 5

    Rick

  30. 4 out of 5

    Heidi

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