Written by Laura Lacamara
Illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Anita comes home from school on her seventh birthday to find her mother singing opera and floating in the air. Outside, her dog, Tito, is also floating. “‘It’s been happening all day, every time I sing!'” says Mama. Then Anita realizes that everyone who hears the music floats, too. But, when some nosy neighbors complain that their pig, goat, and cow are floating, Grandma orders her daughter to stop singing. Mama grows sad, the cow won’t give milk, the pig won’t eat, and the goat won’t sleep. Everyone is miserable. An old picture with a cow stuck in a mango tree helps Anita, Grandma, and Mama discover the special gift that all the women in the family have. Debut author Laura Lacamara’s lyrical, uplifting tale is paired with Yuyi Morales’s stunning art for a magical celebration of family, music , and happiness. A la mama de Anita le encanta cantar. Sus canciones son tan bonitas y felices que crean algo magico: todo el que escucha su masica se eleva y flota en el aire. Pero la mama de Anita deja de cantar. Lograr Anita recobrar los tiempos felices y los momentos magicos para ella y su familia? La larica e inspiradora historia de Laura Lacamara y el arte espectacular de Yuyi Morales retratan una celebracian magica de la familia, la masica y la felicidad.
Primary ISBN: 9780060843687
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older
Setting: United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Arrival
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