Sawed in half? Rabbits pulled from hats? These are tricks, just magic tricks, and Clara knows them all. But on a visit to a rich gringo's house, she spots a picture of a watermelon, done by a famous artist. The painted fly on it looks so real, Clara swears she saw it move. At last, real magic! Soon Clara discovers her own artistic abilities and she paints as if from a dream—orange cats with silver wings and shells that open up like flowers. This beautiful, original story is peppered with Spanish words, features a character reminiscent of Diego Rivera, and vibrant illustrations that evoke the essence of Mexican art.
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Clara's mother works for a magician, but Clara is not impressed: ""Tricks, just tricks, I know them all."" When a fat, dumpy painter falls for and marries Clara's mother, Clara dubs him Senor Frog and imagines him with four legs and a long, sticky tongue.| Read Full Review of Clara and Senor Frog