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Donde Las Maravillas Crecen (Where Wonder Grows)

Donde Las Maravillas Crecen (Where Wonder Grows)

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Publication Date: January 11th, 2022
Cinco Puntos Press
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Best Children's Books of the Year in Spanish, Bank Street College of Education
Junior Library Guild Selection, Junior Library Guild
Pura Belpr Illustrator Award, American Library Association (ALA)
ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Books, American Library Association (ALA)
International Latino Book Award, Empowering Latino Futures honor

A 2023 Pura Belpr Illustrator Award Winner

De las creadoras del galardonado libro ilustrado All Around Us llega otra historia l rica intergeneracional que explora nuestra conexi n con la naturaleza, la familia y las tradiciones.

From the creators of the award-winning picture book All Around Us comes another lyrical intergenerational story exploring our connection to nature, family, and traditions.

Cuando la abuela va hacia su jard n especial, sus nietas saben que deben seguirla. Abuelita invita a las ni as a explorar su colecci n de tesoros (rocas m gicas, cristales, conchas marinas y meteoritos) para ver qu maravillas revelan. "Son seres vivos y llenos de sabidur a," dice la abuela. Mientras sus nietas observan con atenci n, los tesoros despiertan la imaginaci n de las ni as. Encuentran historias en la fuerza de las rocas formadas por los volcanes, el poder limpiador de hermosos cristales, el misterio del mar que albergan las conchas y c mo le dan forma al medio ambiente y el largo viaje que hicieron los meteoritos para encontrar su camino hacia la Tierra. ste es el poder del jard n especial de la abuela, donde las maravillas crecen y florecen los cuentos.

When Grandma walks to her special garden, her granddaughters know to follow her there. Grandma invites the girls to explore her collection of treasures--magical rocks, crystals, seashells, and meteorites--to see what wonders they reveal. "They are alive with wisdom," Grandma says. As her granddaughters look closely, the treasures spark the girls' imaginations. They find stories in the strength of rocks shaped by volcanoes, the cleansing power of beautiful crystals, the mystery of the sea that houses shells and shapes the environment, and the long journey meteorites took to find their way to Earth. This is the power of Grandma's special garden, where wonder grows and stories blossom.

About the Author

Xelena González practices the healing arts through writing and movement. She is a storyteller, dancer, and visiting author who centers self-love in her multi-disciplinary workshops for all ages. Her award-winning picture books include All Around Us and Where Wonder Grows. A former librarian and enrolled member of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, Xelena has become a sought-after speaker on topics such as radical self love, creative early literacy strategies, inhabiting story through music and movement, and reclaiming indigenous identity in Latinx communities. She still lives in San Antonio, where she grew up. Find out more at Adriana M. Garcia is a visual artist, a muralist, and an illustrator. She is the recipient of a Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for Where Wonder Grows and a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor for All Around Us, both picture books by Xelena González. Garcia has exhibited her artwork nationally and has presented at conferences, schools, and museums around the United States. She especially loves painting portraits of strong women to honor those who have come before and those who continue to lead by example. Garcia lives in San Antonio, Texas, and you can find her online at

Praise for Donde Las Maravillas Crecen (Where Wonder Grows)

"A lyrical, wise story that explores family by exploring the earth. This book should be in every classroom and every home." -- Matt de la Peña, Newbery Medalist

"Beautiful and meditative." -- Juana Martinez-Neal, Caldecott honoree

"There's an undercurrent of urgency here that says: Remember this." -- Suzanne Bloom, Theodor Seuss Geisel Award honoree