The Magic Maguey by Tony Johnston

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The people of the pueblo like the huge maguey that grows on the land of Don César. But Miguel likes it most of all. To him it is the best plant in the world. So at Christmastime, when Don César threatens to chop down the maguey to make room for a very fine house, it is Miguel who comes up with a glittering plan to save it. Joyful collage illustrations and a beautifully paced text celebrate the spirit of community in a picture book rich with the tradition and landscape of Mexico.
 

About Tony Johnston

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Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness. No Bio
 
Published October 1, 1996 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Young Miguel and his friends rally to save the giant maguey plant in their pueblo. After all, the maguey has been not just a place to play and meet neighbors-it has also provided Miguel and his family

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Young Miguel and his friends rally to save the giant maguey plant in their pueblo.

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