Mangaboom by Charlotte Pomerantz
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Daniel is walking in the woods one day when he comes upon the biggest mango tree he's ever seen. But even more amazing is it occupant, a lady giant named Mangaboom. She's nineteen feet tall. She speaks Spanish and English. She like to skinny-dip and turn cartwheels on the beach.

"Holy mo," Daniel says. He's never met a giant before, much less one as fabulous as Mangaboom. As it turns out, Daniel and his new friend have a lot in common--which is more than Mangaboom's three bumbling gentlemen suitors can say.

Here is a story as charming and larger-than-life as Mangaboom herself. Equally captiviating are the exquisite painting for this original tale.Daniel befriends a gentle giant who lives in a mango tree. As it turns out, Daniel and his nineteen-foot-tall friend have a lot in common--which is more than Mangaboom's three bumbling gentleman suitors can say. An original story with the flavor of a Puerto Rican folktale, with spectacular paintings by the Caldecott honor medalist.


About Charlotte Pomerantz

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Charlotte Pomerantz was born in New York City, where she still lives. Among her many popular books for children are Mangaboom, illustrated by Anita Lobel; Here Comes Henny (based on the wordplay of James Joyce), illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker; Halfway to Your House, illustrated by Gabrielle Vincent; Flap Your Wings and Try and All Asleep, illustrated by Nancy Tafuri; and Posy, illustrated by Catherine Stock (a Christopher Award book). Anita Lobel's name is synonymous with the best in children's literature. She is the creator of such classics as "Alison's Zinnia" and "Away from Home", and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in "On Market Street". She is the creator of two books about her cat, Nini, "One Lighthouse, One Moon" (a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book), and "Nini Here and There". Her childhood memoir, "No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War", was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City.
Published April 15, 1997 by Greenwillow Books. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Daniel takes his leave, though not without getting a glimpse of Grizwaldo (who looks a great deal like a giant Daniel).

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""Holy mo,"" says young Daniel when he first meets Mangaboom, who is 19 feet tall, lives in a mango tree, has a penchant for high heels and doesn't put up with any guff (dispatching with a trio of boorish suitors, for instance, she points out that, at 682 pounds, ""Nobody tells me what to do"").

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