Manuelo, The Playing Mantis by Don FreemanManuelo, The Playing Mantis by Don Freeman

Manuelo, The Playing Mantis

byDon Freeman

Paperback | January 19, 2006

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One warm summer evening, a lonely praying mantis named Manuelo listens to the music of an outdoor concert.  Manuelo wishes that he, too, could make music like the crickets and the katydids.  But the instruments he makes don't play.  Then Manuelo meets someone who shows him how to fashion a cello using a walnut shell, a stick, and a special ingredient.  Manuelo makes his first true friend and, together, they create the music they both love.
Don Freeman was born in San Diego, California, in 1908. At an early age, he received a trumpet as a gift from his father. He practiced obsessively and eventually joined a California dance band. After graduating from high school, he ventured to New York City to study art under the tutelage of Joan Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Stude...
Title:Manuelo, The Playing MantisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.06 × 9 × 0.16 inPublished:January 19, 2006Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142405604

ISBN - 13:9780142405604

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8