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Pablo Finds a Treasure

Title

Pablo Finds a Treasure

Authors

Andrée Poulin

Illustrator

Isabelle Malenfant

Publisher

Annick Press

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781554518678

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; Poverty; homeless children; homeless family

Annotation

Pablo and his sister spend every day at "Treasure Mountain," the local dump. There, they rummage through the mounds of garbage looking for items that their mother can sell in order to provide food for the family. Occasionally, they find a "real" treasure like some still-edible food, or a picture book, which Pablo delights in, even though he can't read. The work is exhausting, and sometimes not very lucrative, but the worst thing they have to contend with is Filthy-Face, a brutish bully who steals the finds of all the children. But one day, Pablo discovers a real treasure. Will he be able to keep it from falling into the hands of Filthy-Face?

Grade Level

K-3, 3-5

Family Formation

single mothere

Main Character

boy and girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Keywords

developing country; gold chain; bullies; garbage; landfills; recycling; refuse; treasure troves

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Pablo Finds a Treasure

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