A Day's Work by Eve Bunting

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Francisco, a young Mexican-American boy, helps his grandfather find work as a gardener, even though the old man cannot speak English and knows nothing about gardening.
 

About Eve Bunting

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EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.
 
Published November 18, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 36 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Francisco is ashamed of what he has done and admires Abuelo's dignity under the circumstances: Abuelo insists on doing the job right and will not accept the man's offer of payment until it has been done.

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Francisco, trying to find work for his grandfather, or abuelo, who has just arrived from Mexico, acts as a liaison between Abuelo, who doesn't speak English, and Ben, who wants to hire a gardener for

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A narrator searches through pasture and stable seeking the creature "born on this special day."

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The likable narrator explains that an entrepreneur has rolled into his small Illinois town on a train, selling admission to a ""once-in-a-lifetime"" viewing (""for educational purposes"") of his freakish cargo: a smelly dead whale.

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and, finally, to the book that Miss Drake writes based on her Third Street experience ("We love the dedication:/ To all the kids at Third Street School / with love and admiration ").

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A boy lies to secure work for his grandfather, newly arrived from Mexico;

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Francisco, trying to find work for his grandfather, or abuelo, who has just arrived from Mexico, acts as a liaison between Abuelo, who doesn't speak English, and Ben, who wants to hire a gardener for a day's work.

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