El Festival de Cometas (Hardcover)
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.