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A Sprinkle of Spirits
Contributor(s): Meriano, Anna, Ortega, Mirelle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0062498495     ISBN-13: 9780062498496
Publisher: Walden Pond Pr
    OUR PRICE: $15.29  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: February 2019
Annotation: A follow-up to A Dash of Trouble finds Leonora pursuing her magic training while wondering why her family of magical Mexican-American bakers enforce strict spell limits and act suspiciously towards her best friend and trainer, Caroline. 35,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Witches; Juvenile fiction.
Magic; Juvenile fiction.
Family secrets; Juvenile fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States
- Juvenile Fiction | Cooking & Food
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2018287699
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Love Sugar Magic
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.25" (0.86 lbs) 309 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #4)
Following her discovery in Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble (rev. 3/18) that she (like all the females in her family) is a bruja, Leonora Logroño is busy learning about potions and spells while working in the family's bakery, Amor y Azúcar Panaderia. Such intense study, however, locks out her BFF Caroline, so Caroline (who acquired a little knowledge of spells in the earlier book), decides to try a little brujería on her own. She manages to bungle a spell to see her recently deceased mother once again, summoning a gang of spirits from el Otro Lado. A wide-ranging cast of characters (fully introduced in the first volume, but perhaps confusing for those new to the series) tries to contain the spirits and send them back; the result is pure slapstick, conjuring up images of the Keystone Cops playing Whac-A-Mole. Meriano smoothly incorporates universal pre-adolescent issues of friendship and family relationships throughout, as well as including a poignant scene in which the spirit of Caroline's mother discusses the grieving process. With an intriguing epilogue, it appears that the Logroño family may be cooking up yet another volume in the series. Buen provecho! betty carter July/Aug p.134 Copyright 2019 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.