Medio Pollito (Half-Chicken)

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A traditional folk tale that has come from Spain to Latin America that explains the rooster on top of the weather vane. The story recounts the travels of an unusual half-chicken who goes off to see the world. On his way his kind heart gains him some friends who come to his aid when he finds himself in trouble.

Medio Pollito, Half-Chicken a folk tale in Spanish and English by Alma Flor Ada, illustrated by Kim Howard.
Dragonfly Books, New York. 1995.

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