Magda’s Piñata Magic / Magda y la piñata mágica


A bilingual picture book for children about the birthday tradition of the piñata.

by Becky Chavarría-Cháirez
Illustrations by Anne Vega
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura

ISBN: 978-1-55885-320-1
Publication Date: September 30, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 3-7

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In an all-new adventure, Magda Madrigal returns in her second book to celebrate another family birthday.  This time, Magda’s got a task that requires a little creativityand a little magic.

Magda’s tío has purchased the perfect piñata for her little brother’s birthday.  In fact, Gabriel’s piñata is so perfect that he insists that no on break it.  What fun is a birthday party without a piñata?  But how can the neighborhood children break that piñata without breaking Gabriel’s heart?

Magda’s so worried about the conundrum that she can’t get any sleep.  Finally, with the help of her abuela’s resourceful little cat, Tita, Magda works some midnight magic and engineers an ingenious solution to save the party and the piñata.

The talented creators of Magda’s Tortillas/Las tortillas de Magda have reunited to delight children with a whimsical tale featuring the birthday tradition of the piñata.