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Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Summer of the Mariposas

BY: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
GENRE: Young Adult fiction
PAGES: 352
STARS: 4 out of 5

I had the great please of meeting Guadalupe Garcia McCall at the Austin Teen Book Festival this past September. Then I had the please of reading her book while on vacation in Cabo, Mexico. It couldn't have been much more fitting.

Cinco Hermanitas! Five Sisters! Together forever. Told by the view of the oldest sister, Odilia, this magical story of five Mexican American sisters traveling across the border from Texas to Mexico to deliver a dead body, visit their Abuelita (Grandma), find their father and themselves will have you crying and laughing with the girls. Mexican folklore is weaved throughout the sister’s adventure as they encounter mystical creatures such as chupacabras and lechuzas, along with the legendary La Llorona.  The author creates a beautiful description of the Garza sisters’ mystical adventures to Grandmother’s house and back again. Age 9 and up.

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