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Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush

Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush

Luis Alberto Urrea (Author); Christopher Cardinale (Illustrator)

  • Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Released: Dec 1, 2010
  • ISBN-13: 97819336932131


Be careful growing up in the green, wet, mango-sweet Mexican village of Rosario, where dead corpses rise up out of the cathedral walls during July when it always floods; where vast silver mines beneath the town occasionally collapse causing a whole section of the village to drop out of sight; where a man with a paintbrush, to wit Mr. Mendoza, is the town's self-appointed conscience. He brandishes his magical paintbrush everywhere, providing commentary to singe the hearts and souls of boys who are looking to get into trouble. And one day, he performs a painterly act which no one in Rosario ever forgets!

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