Willie Wins by Almira Astudillo Gilles

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Willie is worried. He's already struck out in his Little League baseball game, and now he needs to find a savings bank to bring to school for a project tomorrow. His dad gives him a bank made from a coconut shell, a gift he's been saving for Willie. It's from the Philippines, where his father grew up, and it has, his dad promises, a treasure inside, from when Dad was a kid. The day arrives and the bank is broken open. Inside, hidden among all the play money, is a valuable Willie Mays baseball card!

About Almira Astudillo Gilles

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ALMIRA GILLES writes fiction, poetry, plays, and essays for children, young adults, and adults. A native of the Philippines, she came to the United States for graduate study. Willie Wins was Gilles' first book for young readers. She lives in Palatine, Illinois, with her husband and their two children. CARL ANGEL is the illustrator of several picture books for children. A Filipino American who grew up in Honolulu, Angel's artwork has been exhibited throughout the San Francisco area and Hawaii. He and his wife live in San Leandro, California. Willie Wins was his first book.
Published May 10, 2001 by Lee & Low Books. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Willie works likes the dickens over the month and when it comes time to crack open the bank, not only has he earned the most money, but the special treasure inside the bank turns out to be very special indeed.

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Willie gets tired of hearing his father's stories about growing up in the Philippines, and he's embarrassed by the alkansiya, a coconut-shell piggy bank, that his father has given him for a school project on saving money.

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