A little girl pitches in to help her tía save up for a car and take the whole family to the beach.
Now available in a Spanish-language edition!
While Tía Isa wants to save money for a car that will take the whole family to the beach, her niece does odd jobs for neighbors. But it’s hard to save enough when half the money is set aside to bring family members who live far away to join them someday. Meg Medina’s simple, genuine story about keeping in mind those who are far away is written in lovely, lyrical prose and brought to life through Claudio Muñoz’s charming characters.
About the Author
Meg Medina is the author of The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind and the picture book Tia Isa Wants a Car, illustrated by Claudio Munoz, which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she grew up in Queens, Mew York, and now lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Claudio Munoz has illustrated a number of books for children, including LITTLE PIG FIGWORT CAN'T GET TO SLEEP by Henrietta Branford and NIGHT WALK by Jill Newsome, both for Clarion. He was born and raised in Chile and now lives in England.