The Magical Closet Mystery

The Magical Closet Mystery

The Magical Closet Mystery

The Magical Closet Mystery


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After losing their father to a firefighting accident, siblings Luca, Magia, and Mateo move with their Mami from their beloved Puerto Rico to Buffalo, NY. They miss both their Papi and their homeland. When their Mami has to go on a trip, their struggle is exacerbated even further-especially for Luca.

However, as Magia and Mateo try to cheer him up, the siblings hear a mysterious song coming from their bedroom closet. Following the song, the siblings find themselves pulled into the closet and transported within moments to Puerto Rico's mystical El Yunque rainforest. They also find they've been turned into animals-a rooster, frog, and pig.

Soon after they arrive, they discover the entire island devastated by two recent back-to-back hurricanes. And as they meet the other rainforest creatures, it becomes clear that they were not transported by accident-they were brought here to help. And in order to do so, they need to get the help of The Sleeping Giant, a folk legend most don't believe exists.

With new friends, the siblings must uncover their family's secret past, discover the magic hidden inside them, and renew the hope of healing to everyone on the island.

The Magical Closet teaches kids to develop resilience while learning about the island and culture of Puerto Rico. The book also includes QR codes to two original songs so readers can sing along as they read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781957321080
Publisher: Berry Powell Press
Publication date: 11/01/2022
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,071,004
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

María is a proudly Puerto Rican author, vocalist, playwright, and performer. She is the Managing Director for Raíces Theatre Company, the only Latino theatre company in western New York, and she is Assistant Director at Vive, a shelter for asylum seekers. Her greatest goals are to craft stories Latino children can see themselves in and help children of all backgrounds develop resilience. She and her big family live in Buffalo, NY.
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