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Praise For Tortilla Sun…
Cervantes first novel is rich with local color-both physical landscapes and traditional spiritual beliefs....this should be popular with readers who enjoyed Sharon Creech s Granny Torrelli Makes Soup (2003) or Pam Mu oz Ryan s Becoming Naomi Leon (2004).
SCHOOL LIBRARY REVIEW
\\\"This gentle family story may hold appeal for those who have enjoyed the works of Pam Mu oz Ryan and Toby Johnston.\\\"
[A] strong debut....Cervantes fills her story with mystical possibilities-- talking with spirits, hearing what the wind whispers, gathering powerful herbs by moonlight--but also with the inescapable realities of illness, death, and mourning. The result is an imaginative yet grounded novel.
Cervantes evokes the beauty of the setting and develops a memorable cast of characters, brought to life through Izzy s heartfelt narration. A beautiful and engaging debut novel.
Chronicle Books, 9780811870153, 224pp.
Publication Date: May 5, 2010