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The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez Hardcover – 21 July 2020
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2021 Pura Belpré Honor Book
NYPL Best Book of 2020
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"A charming and vibrant debut fantasy." ―Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will devour this fast-paced adventure as they root for Nestor and his ragtag bunch of friends and animal allies . . . In a unique take on South and Central American folklore, Cuevas brings to life an earthly type of twisted magic that transcends spells and transfiguration, extending into the feelings of belonging and finding a true home." ―Booklist
"With this heartwarming debut, Cuevas draws upon Central American legends and her Cuban heritage to flesh out Nestor’s experiences . . . crafting a tense, satisfying tale of magic, family, and finding one’s true home." ―Publisher's Weekly
"Cuevas crafts a riveting story based on folktales from Panama and Costa Rica." ―School Library Journal
"A marvelous, magical mystery that deftly blends family, friends and folklore." ―David Bowles, author of Pura Belpré Honor Book and Walter Dean Myers Honor Book They Call Me Güero and Pura Belpré Honor Book The Smoking Mirror
"Mystery, adventure, humor, friendship, and...talking animals―The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez has it all! Readers will love this funny, fast-paced, heartwarming story." ―Celia C. Pérez, author of the Pura Belpre Honor book The First Rule of Punk and Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers
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- Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (21 July 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0374313601
- ISBN-13 : 978-0374313609
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Item Weight : 363 g
- Dimensions : 14.3 x 2.95 x 21.69 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,099,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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