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El verano de las mariposas

¡Ahora, ésta odisea se ofrece en español!

Odilia and her four sisters rival the mythical Odysseus in cleverness and
courage as they embark on their own hero’s journey. After finding a drowned man
floating in their secret swimming hole along the Rio Grande, the sisters trek
across the border to bring the body to the man’s family in Mexico. But
returning home turns into an odyssey of their own.

Outsmarting mythical creatures, and with the supernatural aid of spectral La
Llorona via a magical earring, Odilia and her little sisters make their way
along a road of trials to make it to their long-lost grandmother’s house. Along
the way, they must defeat a witch and her Evil Trinity: a wily warlock, a coven
of vicious half-human barn owls, and the bloodthirsty chupacabras that prey on
livestock. Can these fantastic trials prepare Odilia and her sisters for what
happens when they face their final test, returning home to the real world,
where goddesses and ghosts can no longer help them?

Now in Spanish and translated by David Bowles, the award-winning El
verano de las mariposas
 is not just a magical Mexican American
retelling of The Odyssey, it is a celebration of sisterhood and
maternal love.

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