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Summer of the Mariposas

By Guadalupe Garcia McCall

When Odilia and her four sisters find a dead body in the swimming hole, they embark on a hero's journey to return the dead man to his family in Mexico. But returning home to Texas turns into an odyssey that would rival Homer’s original tale. With the supernatural aid of ghostly La Llorona via a magical earring, Odilia and her little sisters travel a road of tribulation to their long-lost grandmother’s house. Along the way, they must outsmart a witch and her Evil Trinity: a wily warlock, a coven of vicious half-human barn owls, and a bloodthirsty livestock-hunting chupacabras. Can these fantastic trials prepare Odilia and her sisters for what happens when they face their final test, returning home to the real world, where goddesses and ghosts can no longer help them? Summer of the Mariposas is not just a magical Mexican American retelling of The Odyssey, it is a celebration of sisterhood and maternal love.

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Format: Book
Author: McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Summary: In an adventure reminiscent of Homer's Odyssey, fifteen-year-old Odilia and her four younger sisters embark on a journey to return a dead man to his family in Mexico, aided by La Llorona, but impeded by a witch, a warlock, chupacabras, and more.
Title: Summer of the mariposas / Guadalupe Garcia McCall.
Publisher Date: New York : Tu Books, c2012.
Subject: Adventure stories Sisters -- Teen fiction. Llorona (Legendary character) -- Teen fiction. Dead -- Teen fiction. Mexican Americans -- Teen fiction. Families -- Texas -- Teen fiction. Texas -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9781600609008 (hbk.) 1600609007 (hbk.) 9781600609015 (ebk.) 1600609015 (ebk.)
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Call Number: TF McCall
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Bib Id: 418082

Format: Book
Author: McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
Summary: In an adventure reminiscent of Homer's Odyssey, fifteen-year-old Odilia and her four younger sisters embark on a journey to return a dead man to his family in Mexico, aided by La Llorona, but impeded by a witch, a warlock, chupacabras, and more.
Title: Summer of the mariposas / Guadalupe Garcia McCall.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Tu Books, c2012.
Description: 355 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Adventure stories
Subjects: Sisters -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Llorona (Legendary character) -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Dead -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Mexican Americans -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Texas -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Texas -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2012014845
ISBN: 9781600609008 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1600609007 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9781600609015 (ebk.)
ISBN: 1600609015 (ebk.)
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Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: TF McCall