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After divorcing, Mario’s mother must uproot the family to find work. Mario struggles with the thought of moving, until he experiences the benefits of his mother’s new job at a fruit company. His new life includes an almost unlimited supply of bananas and a series of new adventures. However, Mario develops a great distaste for bananas once he sees the REAL harvest of the banana plantations.


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  • 275 unique words; total word count: 6700
  • 72 pages of text
  • written in past tense
  • setting: Costa Rica

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Information for teachers

The prologue tells the history of the mega-plantations in Latin America and the corruption and destructive effects on nature and people. In the epilogue you'll read the current state of affairs, and the results of actions against the plantations.

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Author: Carrie Toth
Year of publication: 2019
Number of pages: 66, plus glossary
ISBN: 978-1-64498-084-2
Illustrated: Yes, by Matt van Scoyk
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