Wednesday, January 31, 2018

#PictureBook Review ~ Mamá Graciela’s Secret by Mayra Calvani

Title:                    Mamá Graciela’s Secret
Written by:         Mayra Calvani
Illustrations by:  Sheila Fein
Grade Level:       Kindergarten - 6
Hardcover:          36 pages
Publisher:           MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing (October 10, 2017)
ISBN-10:             1365861538
ISBN-13:             978-1365861536

Often times one discovers the most delicious food in the simplest setting. Once found it tends to be the place the locals and tourists go. Mamá Graciela’s run down shack, La Bahía, is just that place. With her loving touch of her secret recipe for scrumptious bacalaitos fritoas people gather from near and far.

Mamá Graciela’s cooking is not only a favorite of people but of cats as well. What is Mamá Graciela to do with her passion for La Bahía as well as her love for her new found large family of cats? Will she succumb to the authorities demand to shutdown La Bahía or will Mamá Graciela find another way to provide security and happiness all around?

Mayra Calvani cleverly blends the love of two passions into an endearing story of love and triumph.

Sheila Fein’s kaleidoscope illustrations catapult’s Mamá Graciela’s journey into a vibrant road of discovery.


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Donna. Congratulations and best of luck with your book, Mayra.


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