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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J COR (Text) 33500013258058 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J COR (Text) 33500013258041 New Checked out 11/12/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library j COR (Text) 35500006290207 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781338239577
  • ISBN: 1338239546
  • ISBN: 9781338239546
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Eleven-year-old Danny Monteverde believes in magic, he believes that the enchanted land of Rio Luna in his older sister's favorite book is real, and most of all he believes that if he can find the way to Rio Luna he will find his sister Pili there, because he does not believe that his sister would run away from the group home where they lived and leave him behind; but after years of being passed from one foster family to another his faith begins to fade--until one day he finds a mysterious book in the library that contains a map to Rio Luna...and a way to find Pili.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-11. Scholastic Press.
Grades 4-6. Scholastic Press.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    *Starred Review* Danilo Danny Monteverde has always believed in magic, but when he learns that his sister, Pili, has gone missing from her last foster home, his belief begins to wane. After years of disappointing and hurtful foster care situations, he still hasn't heard from Pili, but he remembers the fairy tales they loved together, especially their favorite book about a land called Rio Luna, where she promised to wait for him. This bouncy, bubbly narrative crafts an original fairy tale, following Danny on his adventure as he makes new friends and quests to save a magical tome and find his lost sister in Rio Luna. Córdova takes classic fairy-tale tropes and structure and modernizes them, adding diversity and providing a fresh storyline that a broad group of children will be able to relate to. Danny and his ragtag friends must find the correct portal and banish an evil Shadow Witch in order to preserve Rio Luna, and along the way they learn much about belonging, family, trust, and creativity. Fans of the Narnia books or Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth will delight in this microcosmic story-within-a-story, full of secrets and surprises and overflowing with introductions to a host of whimsical characters. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series, The Vicious Deep trilogy, and Star Wars: A Crash of Fate. She has contributed stories to the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York.

Subject: Magic Juvenile fiction
Foster children Juvenile fiction
Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction
Imaginary places Juvenile fiction
Adventure stories
Magic Fiction
Foster children Fiction
Orphans Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Fairy tales Fiction
Books Fiction
Hispanic Americans Fiction
Adventure stories
Brothers and sisters
Foster children
Imaginary places
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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