El Festival de Cometas (Hardcover)

El Festival de Cometas Cover Image
By Leyla Torres, Leyla Torres (Illustrator)
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One Sunday morning, Fernando Flórez, his parents, grandparents, and sister head to a random destination for an outing--San Vicente. When they arrive in the center of the town, they see many people preparing for a kite festival. The Flórez family waste no time joining in the fun. Unfortunately, all the stores are closed, so buying a kite's out. But by using their ingenuity--along with found objects--they successfully put one together. Although they encounter some challenges along the way, they always can find a solution with a little thinking. A surprise comes at the end of the day, with the mayor of San Vicente on hand to deliver it.

A warm family story set at a festival much like one Leyla Torres attended as a child in her native country of Colombia.

About the Author

Leyla Torres is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including "Saturday Sancocho." She lives in Arlington, Vermont.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374322991
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: May 1st, 2004
Pages: 32