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Lola's Fandango by Anna Witte (Paperback)

Lola's Fandango by Anna Witte (Paperback)

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Children's Picture Books / Ages 4-10

Little Lola is tired of living in her big sister’s shadow. But when she starts taking secret flamenco lessons from her Papi, will she find the courage to share her new skill with the world? Includes notes on Spanish vocabulary at the end.

Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book for for New Author and New Illustrator, 2012.

"Witte and Archer hit all the right notes here. The text dances across the pages, with tacs and tocs and ticas beating out the rhythm. The action, both external and internal, is visualized in the charming collage-style artwork, which can be as small as stamps or full-page extravaganzas. At heart (and it has lots of heart), this story touches on two important points: the good part of sibling rivalry, pushing a child to find her own talents; and the way the arts can create new worlds" --Booklist, starred review

"This book is a terrific introduction to an aspect of Spanish culture. The rich narrative is sprinkled with Spanish words that are defined within the text and/or in the glossary, and the writing has flashes of great imagery. The collage illustrations make the story heat up and build the suspense of the surprise Lola is creating for her mother. Vibrant colors, swirls, and splashes of light and sparkle bring the rhythm of the flamenco to the pages, and the varied layout maintains interest" -- School Library Journal

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