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Carina Felina

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Carmen Agra Deedy, New York Times best-selling author and one of Scholastic's most talented and cherished storytellers, retells a hilarious folktale set in Havana Cuba. Illustrated by the brilliant, award-winning artist, Henry Cole.

This is the first collaboration by this dynamic duo!

The trouble started with a parrot and a bad idea. Pepe the parrot was beak-over-claws in love...with a cat! Until.... ...With a gobble and slurp, Carina swallows that parrot whole! In fact--she eats everyone in her wake! A florista and her flowers, the carretaro and his ox, a chivo and his boy--and more! Who will be able to save the villagers from this bully of a cat? In a surprise turn of events, it's the smallest creatures of all who are able to overtake the mighty Carina Felina and show her that power does not always guarantee a victory! ​​​​​​​ Carmen Deedy's wickedly funny retelling combined with Henry Cole's hilarious, vividly colored artwork, combine to create an inspiring and satisfying story.​​​​​​​


ISBN-13: 9781338749168

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Publication Date: 08-01-2023

Pages: 48

Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

Henry Cole was an adored elementary school science teacher for sixteen years. He has since illustrated over 150 popular books (some of which he has also authored), including his wordless, award-winning picture books: Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; One Little Bag: An Amazing Journey, which was named an ALA Notable Children's Book; and Forever Home: A Dog and Boy Love Story, which received two starred reviews. He lives in Florida. To find out more about Henry, go to henrycole.net.
Carmen Agra Deedy is one of America's foremost storytellers. Her many award-winning books include The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!; Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, which received a Pura Belpré Honor; and her New York Times bestseller 14 Cows for America. Carmen was born in Havana, Cuba, and lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia. You can learn more about her work at carmenagradeedy.com.