Clara and Senor Frog

By Campbell Geeslin; Ryan Sanchez (Illustrator)
(Schwartz & Wade, Hardcover, 9780375836138, 40pp.)

Publication Date: April 24, 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding

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Sawed in half? Rabbits pulled from hats? These are tricks, just magic tricks, and Clara knows them all. But on a visit to a rich gringo's house, she spots a picture of a watermelon, done by a famous artist. The painted fly on it looks so real, Clara swears she saw it move. At last, real magic! Soon Clara discovers her own artistic abilities and she paints as if from a dream—orange cats with silver wings and shells that open up like flowers. This beautiful, original story is peppered with Spanish words, features a character reminiscent of Diego Rivera, and vibrant illustrations that evoke the essence of Mexican art.

About the Author

Campbell Geeslin is the author of many books about children in Mexico. His most recent, Elena's Serenade, received three starred reviews and a Parents' Choice Award. Señor Geeslin lives in White Plains, New York.

Ryan Sanchez's work has been shown in galleries all over the world. He has illustrated for Spin Magazine, The New Republic, and The Village Voice. This is Señor Sanchez's first children's book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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