Tuko and the birds: a tale from the Philippines

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Henry Holt & Co.,
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Life was peaceful on the small Philippine island of Luzon. The men fished, the women cooked, the children played games, and the birds sang. Everyone knew it was time for bed when they heard the birds' good-night song.

Then Tuko arrived. Tuko, the gecko, bellowed his name five times every time he ate--day or night. Everyone was miserable from lack of sleep. That is, until Haribon the eagle devised a plan to trick Tuko into leaving for good.

Tuko and the Birds is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Level 3.5, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 560L
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Grouping Title tuko and the birds a tale from the philippines
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subject_facet Folklore -- Philippines -- Juvenile literature
title_display Tuko and the birds : a tale from the Philippines
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