Anita and the Dragons
Anita used to watch the dragons from high above in her village, but now she must enter the belly of the beast. Will Anita be brave enough to take flight to new adventures?
A beautifully tender story touching on the range of emotions immigrants may feel when leaving their home countries - excitement and sorrow, fear and courage.
Anita watches the dragons high above her as she hops from one cement roof to another in her village in the Dominican Republic. But being the valiant princesa she is, she never lets them scare her. Will she be brave enough to enter the belly of the beast and take flight to new adventures?
A Barnes & Noble Bookseller Favorite. A BookTrust Book of the Month. A Love Reading For Schools Book of the Month.
"A gorgeous story about the love of one's homeland and the courage it takes to emigrate"--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
"Anita's courage as she flies off with the dragons to a new land will linger long after the final page"--Girls Read The World
"What a punch this book packs. Hannah Carmona's lyrical narrative is paired with THE dreamiest artwork by Anna Cunha - I'm obsessed with the color palette, and the gentle simplicity of her spreads is calming, yet full of energy"--The Little Literary Society