The Gold Coin
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Gold Coin by Alma Flor Ada
Book DescriptionJuan has been a thief for many, many years. So many, in fact, that he can't even remember what it's like to be anything else. When he tries to steal Dona Josefa's gold, something strange begins to happen to Juan. His skin becomes tan instead of pale, his body straight instead of bent, and his mouth smiles instead of scowls. Juan also begins to remember things. He remembers eating good, home-cooked food, being among friends, and laughing. When the opportunity arrives for him to take Dona Josefa's gold, another strange thing happens. Juan realizes he can't. Maybe he isn't a thief anymore. Set against a Central American background, this is a story of love and faith in the human spirit.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780689717932
(254mm x 203mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alma Flor Ada
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Amigos, Paperback / softback (March 2016)
Geometric figures stand in for human beings in this enchanting story about cooperation and tolerance.
Yes! We are Latinos!, Paperback (March 2016)
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