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La niña invisible
illus. by Marta Altés. 152p. Fundación Santa María-Ediciones SM. Apr. 2018. pap. ISBN 9788491076841.
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RedReviewStarGr 3–6—Trog loves her family—Ma, Pa, and her brothers Rogl and Odi—and her crew, the Invisibles, with whom she goes to school everyday so that the hechicero, Groo, can teach the children about animals, nature, and the songs that will help them get through the Viaje. Only boys can make the life-changing journey through the dangerous forest to the Montaña Que Toca El Cielo, and come back after a successful hunt. When Trog speaks out, other women in the tribe speak up for her, along with Groo and Trog's Pa. As she begins her journey, Trog takes great care to remember the warnings and advice given to her. She uses the skills, songs, and knowledge passed to her by her family and by Groo, but when she forgets some of the warnings, Trog is saved by an unexpected friend. With brief chapters only a few pages long, this thrilling tale full of action is sure to keep young readers turning the pages far into the night. Kids will cheer as Trog stands up for her right to go after what she wants, and will undoubtedly hold their breath as she faces danger. Beautiful color illustrations instill a feeling of immersion, and perfectly depict Trog's spirit and determination.
VERDICT A breathtaking tale full of suspense and action that is sure to inspire the imaginations of readers. Highly recommended for all Spanish collections for children.

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