They Love Their Children Too

Hola. I’m here to tell you that I have written a little book . . .


Available on Amazon.  (Illustrations courtesy of Sarah D. Thomas)

. . . based on my most popular post, The Pumpkin Moon Empanadas.

When one reads a story about a little girl, she is usually a princess who slays a fire-breathing dragon and saves a handsome prince from endless slumber by awakening him with True Love’s Kiss (or is it the other way around?). She may possess magical powers, or is the best ballerina in the whole world. She might live à Paris like Madeline, or at the Waldorf with her movie star mommy and her opera singer daddy.

Which is all very nice.



But what if the little girl who reads those books is the daughter of a poor man—a man who works in the vineyards picking grapes? A man who lives far from home and only speaks el español? Do many write books about her and her daddy? And, what kind of present does a man with a sunburnt face and sunburnt eyes, rough hands and muddy boots, a man who doesn’t have a lot of things—give to his little girl? Only the best gift any papito can give—el amor de familia, a healthy dose de imaginación—and the Pumpkin Luna to make empanadas!

Shouldn’t a story be written about that little girl and her papito, too?

The Pumpkin Moon Empanadas contains delightful color illustrations by my talented friend, a young lady by the name of Sarah D. Thomas. It includes a delicious Pumpkin Moon Empanadas Recipe to bake with your own dragon-slaying-ballerina princess, plus a Glossary of Spanish Words and Phrases.

I hope you buy my little book and enjoy reading it as much as I did writing the story.

Clementina

11 comments:

dianne miller said...
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dianne miller said...

I love the illustrations and the description of this book! I just ordered it from Amazon and can't wait to read it!!! What a wonderful story for all! Cudos and bravo!!!

Georgina said...

Clementina, I shall get going and purchase this book for my little princess, however, she's only 8 months, so that gives her mamasita time to learn the Spanish words!! LOL My granddaughter will appreciate it someday, plus, I think I'll buy myself a copy. One of the things I collect is children's literature.

Have a wonderful week and congrats on your published work.

Siempre,
Georgina

cindylu said...

Congrats on the book! I'll spread the word and definitely buy it for the little girls in my life.

chica chocolatina said...

Felicidades, Clementina! What a great story, I can already tell my chica's will love it!

Clementina said...

Cindy Lu!
Como estas,chiquita? Nice seeing you here. Ojala que estes pero rete-bien! It's my first foray into writing a little book, but I hope you and las muchachitas in your life like it. :^)

Y, Chica Chocolatina!
Nice seeing you here!

Y, tambien Georgina, gracias!

Clementina said...

Cindy Lu!
Como estas,chiquita? Nice seeing you here. Ojala que estes pero rete-bien! It's my first foray into writing a little book, but I hope you and las muchachitas in your life like it. :^)

Y, Chica Chocolatina!
Nice seeing you here!

Y, tambien Georgina, gracias!

John said...

This is really worth reading, it has too much details in it and yet it is so simple to understand

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Kobi Ko said...

Congratulations, Clementina! I'm making a list of people to send your book to for Christmas :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Clementina! Come back soon.

MichaelG

Clementina said...

Gracias, Michael G. So nice to see your name here. Take care!
Clementina