Chavela and the Magic Bubble by Monica Brown

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Chavela loves chomping chicle—chewing gum. And she loves blowing bubbles even more. One day, while out with her abuelita, she finds a mysterious kind of gum she’s never seen before. She pops it in her mouth and blows a giant bubble that lifts her up into the air and carries her on a magical journey.  Luscious, candy-colored paintings illustrate this fantastical story with an ecological twist. An afterword provides information on natural chewing gum, the rainforest, and sustainable farming, as well as music to a traditional Latin American folksong.

About Monica Brown

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Monica Brown is author of several award-winning bilingual books inspired by her Peruvian-American heritage and is a frequent conference speaker. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, and is an Assoc. Professor of English at NAU, specializing in U.S. Latino and Multicultural Literature. You can learn more about her at Magaly Morales's first book for Clarion was A Piata in a Pine Tree by Pat Mora (Fall 2009). She also is the illustrator of What Can You Do with a Paleta?, and is sister to the acclaimed artist Yuyi Morales. She lives in Mexico.
Published March 15, 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Chavela's joy is to chew all kind of gums.

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