The Kite Festival by Leyla Torres

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One Sunday morning, Fernando Flórez, his parents, grandparents, and sister head to a random destination for an outing -- San Vicente. When they arrive in the center of town, they see many people preparing for a kite festival. The Flórez family waste no time joining in the fun. Unfortunately, all the stores are closed, so buying a kite's out. But by using their ingenuity -- along with found objects -- they successfully put one together. Although they encounter some challenges along the way, they can always find a solution with a little thinking. A surprise comes at the end of the day, with the mayor of San Vicente on hand to deliver it.

A warm family story set at a festival much like one Leyla Torres attended as a child in her native country of Colombia.

About Leyla Torres

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Leyla Torres is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Saturday Sancocho/El sancocho del sabado. She lives in Arlington, Vermont.
Published January 1, 2004 by Diane Pub. 30 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Available in separate English and Spanish editions, The Kite Festival/El festival de cometas by Leyla Torres (Saturday Sancocho) recounts a family's chance Sunday outing to a town celebrating its annual kite festival.

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