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By Luisa LaFleur, The Children’s Book Review Published: February 17, 2010 Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000 by Eric Wight (author and illustrator) Reading level: Ages 7-10 Paperback: 86 pages Publisher: Simon and Schuster (forthcoming) Source of book: author What to expect: Overcoming adversity, importance of teamwork Remember when you were a kid

By Luisa LaFleur, The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 15, 2010

I’ve written before about the spate of new books that are bilingual and aim to tell a story as well as teach another language. For the most part, these have been in Spanish. Recently, I received a few new books that tell fables from a Native American perspective. These have been interesting for me to read as they open up a whole new world of literature and they’ve been interesting for my kids as well because of their vivid and fantastic stories. Here’s a brief rundown of three of them: