A wealthy rancher is so certain of the honesty of his foreman that he wagers his ranch....
|Title||:||Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell A Lie|
|Publisher||:||Orchard 1st edition November 1, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
|File Size||:||576 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell A Lie Reviews
Great story and a very helpful tool when teaching theme.
With the ending never in doubt (check out the subtitle), the story drags on 4-5 pages too long, like a familiar joke burdened with too many details. Author Joe Hayes states in his closing note that he has "given the tale a more literary treatment than I usually do." The result is a story better suited for older readers (ages 7-10) than for a read-aloud bedtime book.
Juan Verdades is the foreman on a ranch. The owner of the ranch places a bet with another rancher that Verdades will never lie. He places the whole ranch on the line. The other rancher then sends his daughter to live with the first rancher and beguile Juan. The daughter succeeds in getting Juan to give her the apples from the owner's favorite tree. When Juan is called on the carpet in front of the two owners and questioned about where the apples went, he says that a fool picked them, and admits that he was that fool. Juan is eventually rewarded for his honesty by getting a ranch and the beguiling daughter. In addition to the moral lessons about truth and gambling, there is also some potential for learning about the life of yesteryear in New Mexico. The book is rather long, with about 2400 words, suitable for older kids.
Juan Verdades The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie by Joe Hayes is an excellent story. THe end will be a surprise to anyone who reads it. Hayes did an awsome job at creating an unsuspected twist at the end. This story is realsitic fiction. It takes place in the Western country of the U.S. during the late 1800's and early 1900's. It was so good I couldn't stop reading.
Have you ever done something horrible and had to think of something so the person wouldn't think you were responsible? Well Juan Verdades did.
This book is excellent. I am a senior in college graduating with a degree in elementary education, and I wrote a lesson plan last semester using this book. It is a wonderful book for 3rd to 4th grade children, as it helps them to develop their reading skills by identifying unknown words using the context of the story, and it also shows them an area of the world and a culture that is different from their own. In addition, the storyline is beautiful, about an honest man that would rather confess his wrongdoing than lie about it. He is a great model for honesty. The more times I read the book, the more I liked it!