• Author: Emma Otheguy
  • Illustrator: Sara Palacios
  • Translator: Emily Carrero Mustelier
  • Publisher: Atheneum; An Imprint of Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date: June 20th, 2023
  • ISBN English: 9781534445376
  • ISBN Spanish: 9781534445840
  • Ages: 4-8 years old

About the book

A quiet girl overwhelmed by her rambunctious family finds a magical land of solitude only to discover what truly makes a home a home in this lively and magical bilingual picture book that reimagines the beloved Caribbean folktale “La Cucaracha Martina.”

Martina does not like parties. Parties are full of tías with their flashy fashions and boom-and-bellow laughter that’s too much for quiet Martina. At least with all that noise, no one notices when she slips away. She finds herself in a magical place: a warm, familiar island where she can finally play in peace and quiet. Martina is home at last—or is she?

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