Anita And The Dragons

Anita and the DragonsYoung Anita lives in a village in the Dominican Republic where she is a valiant princesa. She worries about boarding dragons (airplanes) that will take her to a new life in a new country. The vivid text describes her anxiety about what she will miss and what she will encounter in a new land. She becomes a brave princesa when she meets the dragon. “With one step I move away from the familiar. With another step, I walk into the unknown.” She becomes a “fearless dragon” of her own. The textured artwork was created using mixed media and finished digitally. mjw
Title: Anita And The Dragons
Author: Hannah Carmona
: Anna Cunha
: Lantana Publishing Ltd.
: 2021
Original Language
: English
: 978-1-911373-63-6
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 7-10
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Dominican Republic
Author’s ethnicity
: U.S.
Author’s residence
: Tennessee
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Brazilian
Illustrator’s residence
: Brazil
: Airplanes, Central America, Social situations

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