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.
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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"").| Read Full Review of Mangaboom (Spanish Edition)