Nacho And Lolita

Text: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Pictures: Claudia Rueda

A rare and majestic bird named Nacho once lived in the San Juan Capistrano mission. He was proud of his brilliant feathers and haunting songs, but what good were they with no one to share them? Then the swallows came to nest and Nacho met Lolita. What would happen to Nacho when Lolita and the other swallows migrated back to South America?

Rueda's colored-pencil images are exquisitely textured, from the rough bark of a tree to the brilliance of Nacho's feathers, as soft and richly hued as silk. A cheerful and tender paean to the transformative power of love.
* Kirkus Starred Review

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