ToMatanza - Fruits vs. Vegetables. Since the beginning of time The Fruits and The Vegetables have been at each others...stems? cores? peels? Ok - we'll go with throats. After thousands of years of fighting for control the groups are dead even. When a fleet arrives on the horizon both groups think this is there time to outnumber their foes and take control again. On the surface ToMatanza is a simple story about fruits and vegetables. At its core (oh yeah I did) this story is so, so much more than that. Perfect for any language learning classroom looking for an accesible reader with tons of opportunities for discussion on major and relevant themes. Equality / Conflict / Traditions / Generational Differences