Queen Mariella and the Crow's Message

by James P. Menconi



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 18/07/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781665530309

About the Book

The story “Queen Mariella and the Crow’s Message” is a companion book to “Queen Mariella and the Fable of the Peony”. The story follows the life and adventures of Queen Mariella and her two sons, Dulio and Bianco, who receives a message from their father, Javier. The text is written at a fourth grade readability using Frye’s Readability; however, it can be used at the second through sixth grade levels for character education. The use of Spanish words in the text introduces readers to a bicultural, bilingual world that we now experience. Consequently, this book would be great for a bicultural/bilingual experience. “Queen Mariella and the Crow’s Message” is a great story to help children and adults understand the value of character education and the consequences of bullying.

About the Author

Dr. James P. Menconi received his PhD. in Educational Leadership at Loyola University, Chicago. He was principal at the Monroe Elementary School in Chicago which served a Hispanic community for 15 years. He was an exchange student at the University of Guadalajara and lived in Mexico for six months. He also taught at Triton College and Malcolm X College. After retirement from his principalship he was a teacher mentor with Northwestern University’s NU Teach Program. His experiences in life and in his career taught him the importance of teaching our children not to bully one another.