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"Rata Pata Scata Fata: A Caribbean Story" by Phillis Gershator

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April 25, 2014
"Rata Pata Scata Fata: A Caribbean Story" by Phillis Gershator

Rata pata scata fata is a set of sing-song nonsense syllables traditional to St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands. In "Rata Pata Scata Fata: A Caribbean Story," by Phillis Gershator, with its beautiful torn-paper-collage illustrations, a boy called JunJun says these syllables over and over when his chores feel dull and boring – and to him, they’re magic words. But are they really?

 
 

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