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Tom the banana seller Tom, el vendedor de plátanos Tom the banana seller

Texto Humphreys Odunga

Ilustraciones Zablon Alex Nguku

Lectura en voz alta Darshan Soni

Lengua inglés

Nivel Nivel 2

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Tom carries a tray of ripe bananas.

Tom lleva una cesta de plátanos maduros.

Tom carries a tray of ripe bananas.


Tom goes to the market to sell bananas.

Tom va al mercado a vender plátanos.

Tom goes to the market to sell bananas.


People at the market are buying fruit.

La gente compra fruta en el mercado.

People at the market are buying fruit.


But no one is buying Tom’s bananas. They prefer to buy fruit from women.

Pero nadie compra los plátanos de Tom. Prefieren comprarle a las mujeres.

But no one is buying Tom’s bananas. They prefer to buy fruit from women.


“In our community, only women sell fruit,” people say. “What kind of a man is this?” people ask.

“En nuestra comunidad, sólo las mujeres venden fruta,” le dice la gente. “¿Qué clase de hombre es éste?” se pregunta la gente.

“In our community, only women sell fruit,” people say. “What kind of a man is this?” people ask.


But Tom does not give up. He calls, “Buy my bananas! Buy my sweet ripe bananas!”

Pero Tom no se rinde. Sigue gritando, “¡Compren mis plátanos! ¡Compren mis dulces plátanos maduros!”

But Tom does not give up. He calls, “Buy my bananas! Buy my sweet ripe bananas!”


One woman picks up a bunch of bananas from the tray. She looks at the bananas carefully.

Una mujer coge un montón de plátanos de la bandeja. Revisa las plátanos cuidadosamente.

One woman picks up a bunch of bananas from the tray. She looks at the bananas carefully.


The woman buys the bananas.

La mujer compra los plátanos.

The woman buys the bananas.


More people come to the stall. They buy Tom’s bananas and eat them.

Más gente viene al puesto. Compran los plátanos de Tom y se las comen.

More people come to the stall. They buy Tom’s bananas and eat them.


Soon, the tray is empty. Tom counts the money he earned.

Al poco rato, la cesta está vacía. Tom cuenta el dinero que ganó.

Soon, the tray is empty. Tom counts the money he earned.


Then Tom buys soap, sugar, and bread. He puts the things in his tray.

Luego, Tom compra jabón, azúcar y pan. Pone las cosas en su cesta.

Then Tom buys soap, sugar, and bread. He puts the things in his tray.


Tom balances the tray on his head and goes home.

Tom carga la cesta sobre su cabeza y se va a casa.

Tom balances the tray on his head and goes home.


Texto: Humphreys Odunga
Ilustraciones: Zablon Alex Nguku
Lectura en voz alta: Darshan Soni
Lengua: inglés
Nivel 2
Fuente: Tom the banana seller del African Storybook
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