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River of Mariposas: A Picture Book (Hardcover)

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From Mirelle Ortega, the author-illustrator of Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land comes River of Mariposas, a vibrant, colorful picture book story of imagination and the determination of a child to bring back the butterflies—even if she has to make them herself.
Can you imagine a time when the land and the sky belonged to the mariposas? I can . . .
A young girl dreams of the land’s historic mariposas amarillas and is determined to re-create their glory, even if her butterflies are made of paper. But when nature thwarts her plans, life, magic, and yes, even the rain, bring something more beautiful than she ever could have crafted.
Based on the author’s own memories of a hurricane that diverted the migration of thousands of butterflies through her hometown near Veracruz, Mexico, this beautiful story captures the essence of imagination and the beauty of the unexpected.

About the Author

Mirelle Ortega is a storyteller and illustrator inspired by magical realism, classic film, animation, and Latin American cultures. She was born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico, near her family’s pineapple farm. She now lives in Los Angeles. Magic is her author-illustrator debut.

Praise For…

"This is a heartfelt ode to Mexico and the power of children’s imaginations to impart beauty and wonder onto the world."
— School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419760617
ISBN-10: 1419760610
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English