The Gold Coin

The Gold Coin by Alma Flor Ada 0689717938 9780689717932
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Juan has been a thief for many, many years. So many, in fact, that he cant even remember what its like to be anything else.When he tries to steal Doa Josefas gold, something strange begins to happen to Juan. His skin becomes tan instead of pale, his body straight instead of bent, and his mouth smiles instead of scowls. Juan also begins to remember things. He remembers eating good, home-cooked food, being among friends, and laughing.When the opportunity arrives for him to take Doa Josefas gold, another strange thing happens. Juan realizes he cant. Maybe he isnt a thief anymore.Set against a Central American background, this is a story of love and faith in the human spirit.

Author: Alma Flor Ada

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 32

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 1994-03-01

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