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Pablo Finds a Treasure

Title

Pablo Finds a Treasure

Authors

Andrée Poulin

Illustrator

Isabelle Malenfant

Publisher

Annick Press

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781554518678

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

AD570L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Homelessness; Poverty; homeless children; homeless family; impoverished children; impoverished family; financial hardship; starvation

Main Character

male child; female child

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic (Mexican)

Family Formation

mother

Awards

Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2017, Winner, Multicultural And International
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2018, Winner, Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages 5 to 9
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2016

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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