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by Robert D. San Souci

illustrated by Michael Hays



In this Filipino trickster tale, Pedro finally catches the monkey that has been stealing his corn. But when the wily thief begs for his release, the kindhearted farmer sets him free. In return, the monkey tells Pedro that he will arrange for the poor young man to marry the daughter of Don Francisco, the rich landowner. Gorgeous illustrations are the perfect complement to this spirited retelling of a beloved Filipino trickster tale.


2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Ages 0-8, Folklore