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A Perfect Season For Dreaming/Un Tiempo Perfecto Para Sonar (English/Spanish)
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Illustrator: Esau Andrade Valencia
Country/Culture:
Language: English, Spanish
Type of Product: Paperback Book
Item Number: K1888W
Retail Price: $8.95
ISBN Number: 1933693622
Description: For eight days, 92-year-old Octavio Rivera is visited by fantastic dreams about magical piñatas that spill forth treasures. On the ninth day, one last lovely dream reveals a sky full of hummingbirds calling his name.

"As a boy, I always hoped that when we broke the piñata at a party, that all sorts of beautiful things would come flying out. Nothing every came out but candy. I suppose I wrote this book to set the world right." An old man tells his granddaughter about the nine most beautiful dreams of his lifetime.

So, what exactly is the perfect season for dreaming? For Octavia Rivera, it’s summer, when the sky is so blue and a few lovely clouds come floating along to decorate it. It turns out that Octavio Rivera is a beautiful dreamer. And on these first long days of summer, he is visited by some very interesting dreams. But Octavio doesn’t tell anyone about his dreams, not after the first one, not after the second, not after the next or the next or the next. Finally, though, he can’t stand it anymore and he wants to tell someone so bad that his heart hurts. He decides that the only one he can trust with his dreams, the only one who won’t make fun of him for being too old or eating too much chorizo, the only one who will understand is his young granddaughter Regina because she also has beautiful and fantastic dreams. And that sets Octavio Rivera free to enjoy one last long and lovely dream.

Ages 8-12
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