Martina Has Too Many Tías

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$18.99  $17.66
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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9.1 X 9.8 X 0.7 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Emma Otheguy is the author of several books for young readers, including the picture books A Sled for Gabo and Martina Has Too Many Tías, the bilingual picture book Martí's Song for Freedom, and the middle grade novels Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene, Cousins in the Time of Magic, Silver Meadows Summer, and, with Adam Gidwitz, The Madre de Aguas of Cuba, part of the Unicorn Rescue Society series. Visit her at Sara Palacios is the recipient of a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor for Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match and the illustrator of several other picture books, including A Song of Frutas, The Flying Girl, and Martina Has Too Many Tías. Sara graduated with a degree in graphic design and went on to earn BFA and MFA degrees in illustration from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. A native of Mexico, Sara now lives in San Francisco. Visit her at
* "In this sweet homage to the Caribbean folktale "La Cucaracha Martina," a young girl comes to cherish familial love. Colorful, digitally rendered illustrations have a three-dimensional, collage feel, exuding warmth and light and capturing a child's world of imagination. . . An affirming story that feels like a warm hug from a beloved relative." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"As readers turn the pages, the vivid hues and simplistic yet textured art will draw them into the story, bringing Martina's home to life in full color with seamlessly integrated bilingual text and vivid visuals showcasing the rich culture of the Caribbean within Martina's nostalgic imagination. Whether they're swept up in the narration or marveling at the details of each scene, little ones will be captivated by the vibrant energy and cultural nuances that infuse every page of this tale." --Booklist
"In this expert picture-book riff on the classic Caribbean folktale "La Cucaracha Martina," Otheguy celebrates big families with room for all types of dispositions . . . Colorful collages, digitally rendered, bring a sense of vibrancy. Palacios's visual representation of the cacophony of sounds in the overlays--in particular the page with all three tías--is bright and loud; you can feel the noise pop off the page."--Horn Book Magazine