Truth and Salsa (Hardcover)

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Truth and Salsa (Hardcover)


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A spirited young girl must travel far from home to finally find herself.

Mexico is a long way from Kalamazoo—and not just in terms of miles. Almost-thirteen-year-old Hayley Flynn is spending six months with her eccentric grandmother in the rural mountain town of San Miguel while her recently separated parents work things out. For Hayley, life in Mexico is surprisingly exciting—exotic birds, beautiful butterflies, holidays, colorful fiestas, and new friends like Lili.

But there are also difficult lessons to be learned. Poverty and unemployment send Lili's father and other men from the village to work in Michigan, sending money back home to their anxious families. Meanwhile, Hayley is on the lookout for la fantasma (the ghost) that is said to haunt her grandma's house.

Linda Lowery creates an affectionate portrait of a small town in Mexico and its people in this warm, humorous story of self-discovery. With a captivating plot and relatable protagonist, readers will be engaged on every page.
Linda Lowery grew up in Chicago and traveled throughout Europe after college, teaching English in Greece and working as a nanny and cook in Italy. She is the author (and coauthor, with her husband Richard Keep) of sixty-five books for children including the New York Times best-seller Trick or Treat, It's Halloween! After living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, for eight years, she now resides in Tennessee.
Product Details ISBN: 9781561453665
ISBN-10: 1561453668
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: April 4th, 2006
Pages: 176
Language: English
"The writing is engaging, and Lowery has created a strong sense of place through vivid descriptions of local festivals, scenery, and day-to-day life in the town."—School Library Journal