Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pablo Finds a Treasure by Andrée Poulin

Pablo and his family live in poverty. They are happy and they do what they can to make money.  All the families there visit the landfill site to pick up recyclables and anything else they can find that might help them in their lives or provide a bit of money for food.  They even eat the food they find that isn't too spoiled, like old carrots.

Annick Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 11th.

There's a big dark man that comes out and takes the goods the people have scraped up.  That's bullying at its best when you steal from the poor.  Pablo and his sister hide from him when they see him.

This has been a particularly good day, Pablo got one blue boot and found some interesting things.  So here comes the bad man and there go their goods even the blue boot.  He might not have noticed them but Pablo got excited by a treasure he found and shouted.  Now he's going home with nothing.  Or at least it seems that way.  Until he opens his mouth...

While this tale is a bit sad, it shows that if you use your head, you can still win even in bad situations.  Pablo's family is really happy with his find. 

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