Call Me Consuelo
The novel is an ideal read and discussion tool for the upper-elementary or middle school reader and is recommended for those who like adventure-detective stories.
by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
Publication Date: June 30, 1997
Imprint: Piñata Books
Intrigue, danger and excitement weave a web around young Consuelo as she is thrust into a new life in unfamiliar surroundings and a real life mystery that begs to be resolved. Consuelo struggles with the changes in her life, but a quirky cast of new-found friends and a loving grandmother teach her that there is a place for her in this new life. And her heroism in solving the mysterious neighborhood burglaries inspires Consuelo to give her new life a second chance. But no matter how much things change, she will always be her basic self. Please, call her Consuelo!
Named to the 1999 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Master List
The New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age 1999
“A satisfying adventure story for all young people.”—School Library Journal
OFELIA DUMAS LACHTMAN is a native of Los Angeles, California, where she still lives. She is the author of numerous bilingual children’s picture books, including Pepita and the Bully (Piñata Books, 2011), Tina and the Scarecrow Skins / Tina y las pieles de espantapájaros (Piñata Books, 2002), Big Enough / Bastante grande (Piñata Books, 1998), and the Pepita series: Pepita on Pepper Street / Pepita en la calle Pepper (Piñata Books, 2008), Pepita Packs Up / Pepita empaca (Piñata Books, 2005), Pepita Finds Out / Lo que Pepita descubre (Piñata Books, 2002), Pepita Takes Time / Pepita, siempre tarde (Piñata Books, 2000), Pepita Thinks Pink / Pepita y el color rosado (Piñata Books, 1998), and Pepita Talks Twice / Pepita habla dos veces (Piñata Books, 1995). Her novels for young adults include The Truth about Las Mariposas (Piñata Books, 2007), A Good Place for Maggie (Piñata Books, Spring 2002), The Summer of El Pintor (Piñata Books, 2001), Call Me Consuelo (Piñata Books, 1997), The Girl from Playa Blanca (Piñata Books, 1995), and Campfire Dreams (Harlequin, 1987), for which she won the Benjamin Franklin Award for best young adult novel. She has also written one adult novel, A Shell for Angela (Arte Público Press, 1995).
ATOS Interest Level: Middle Grades
Category: Intermediate Reader
ATOS English: 3.7
Accelerated Reader Quiz #: 35009