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Katherine Tegen Books
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5.9 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Bettina Restrepo (Moose and Magpie) is a professional writer who has appeared in Highlights for Children, Nature Friend, and Boy's Life magazines. Bettina graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Speech Communications and spent over fifteen years in the retail industry as a merchandise manager and auditor. She achieved her dream and is now writing at home with her husband, son, and dog in Texas. Moose and Magpie is Bettina's debut picture book. She is busy writing about more animals and is completing her fourth young adult novel. She is thrilled to share this book with elementary schools across the globe.

"This memorable coming-of-age story will awaken readers to the overlooked struggles of immigrants." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking. An excellent choice for a book discussion group or a class conversation starter about immigration, prejudice, or gangs." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"A vivid and unsparing look at the life of an illegal teenage girl who comes to the U. S. from Mexico in search of her father. Faith, family, and friendship are all features of this unforgettable individual life. An important novel that deserves a wide readership." -- Michael Cart, author of MY FATHER'S SCAR and LOVE AND SEX: TEN STORIES OF TRUTH