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Thursday, December 13, 2007

EL NINO by Vicky Acevedo

Llumina Press
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Rating: Good
ISBN: 9781595268082, $8.95, 56 pp.

Quoting from the back cover:

"Diego Buonese had just celebrated his 10th birthday in a little town in California, when suddenly the rainy winter turns into a terrible storm. Diego, victim of a raging flood, desperately tries to keep his head above water, but exhaustion causes him to lose consciousness.

"Regaining his wits, he discovers that he is in the strong clutches of a giant boy named El Nino, the weather phenomenon. El Nino has superhuman strength, can fly above the clouds, and dive to the bottom of the Ocean.

"El Nino introduces Diego to Wiro, a small, fantastic creature with the face of a little lion monkey, the body and feathers of a parrot, and lots of magic, who lives in El Nino’s backpack. And they just might meet La Nina, El Nino’s friend and opposite presence on Earth.

"Thus begins an incredible journey across the Americas, with uncountable adventures that help Diego learn and then share with his family and friends everything about Mother Nature’s reactions to civilization."

This little adventure story was written for young children. It is educational as well as entertaining. Vicky Acevedo’s writing style tells her story well with an exciting beginning, happy ending and beautiful drawings. This little book will be released in January 2008, and you may just want to give it a try.

Reviewed by Kaye Trout - December 13, 2007