Juan Bobo Goes to Work

Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. Retold by Marisa Montes. Juan Bobo Goes to Work. (HarperCollins, 2000)



Juan Bobo Goes to Work carries on Pura Belpré's tradition of retelling traditional Puerto Rican folktales. Cepeda humorously depicts Juan Bobo's determined but disastrous antics through bold brush strokes, expert use of varied perspectives, and vibrant Caribbean colors.

Awards Won

Title Year
Belpré Medal image Pura Belpré Award
The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
2002 - Honor(s)