Secrets We Tell the Sea

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$17.99  $16.73
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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5.6 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Martha Riva Palacio Obón is a Mexican author of novels, poetry, stories, and television for children of all ages. She won the 2011 Premio Barco de Vapor for Mermaids Dream of Trilobites (which was also selected in 2013 for the White Ravens International Children's Library Catalog), as well as the 2014 Premio Hispanoamericano de Poesía para Niños for her illustrated poetry book Lunática. She has a degree in psychology.

Lourdes Heuer is a children's book author and poet. She was born in Spain to Cuban immigrant parents, then moved to the United States in 1984. She holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an Associate Professor of English at Broward College. She lives in South Florida with her husband, son and three dogs. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @LourdesHeuer.

"Throughout this profound and insightful tour de force, Palacio Obon employs humor, lighthearted observations, and elements of magical realism alongside Sofía's astute third-person narration to tackle challenging topics." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An exquisite portrait of friendship, loss, healing, and the untamable forces of childhood inquisitiveness, individuality, and insightfulness." --Shelf Awareness

"The author weaves a rich magical realism story that reads with the simplicity and heart of a fable, taking the complexity of humanity and making it tangible. . . [A] needed and treasured fantasy." --BCCB

"Magical . . . Readers will be left both intrigued and . . . emotionally blown away." --Kirkus Reviews

"This book will leave readers with the sounds of the sea playing in their ears." --Booklist