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“…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

Martina Has Too Many Tías

Written by Emma Otheguy
Illustrated by Sara Palacios
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

A quiet girl overwhelmed by her rambunctious family finds a magical land of solitude only to discover what truly makes a home a home in this lively and magical bilingual picture book that reimagines the beloved Caribbean folktale “La Cucaracha Martina.”

Martina does not like parties. Parties are full of tías with their flashy fashions and boom-and-bellow laughter that’s too much for quiet Martina. At least with all that noise, no one notices when she slips away. She finds herself in a magical place: a warm, familiar island where she can finally play in peace and quiet. Martina is home at last—or is she?

Look for the Spanish version, Martina tiene muchas tias (Martina Has Too Many Tias).

Primary ISBN: 9781534445369
Publication Date: June 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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