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by Meriano, Anna [author.]; Ortega, Mirelle [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Meriano, Anna. Love sugar magic: Publisher: New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062498465; 0062498460.Subject(s): Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction | Witches -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Bakers -- Juvenile fiction | All Souls' Day -- Juvenile fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Witches -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Bakers and bakeries -- Fiction | Fantasy | JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food | JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic | JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: Wanting to be a part of her family's Dia de los Muertos preparations, Leonora sneaks out of school to discover her mother, aunt, and older sisters have been keeping a secret.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heart--Love Sugar Magic has it all." --Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series</p> <p>Leonora Logroño's family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival.</p> <p>Leo hopes that this might be the year that she gets to help prepare for the big celebration--but, once again, she is told she's too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they're brujas--witches of Mexican ancestry--who pour a little bit of sweet magic into everything that they bake. </p> <p>Leo knows that she has magical ability as well and is more determined than ever to join the family business--even if she can't let her mama and hermanas know about it yet.</p> <p>And when her best friend, Caroline, has a problem that needs solving, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It's just one little spell, after all...what could possibly go wrong?</p> <p>Debut author Anna Meriano brings us the first book in a delightful new series filled to the brim with amor, azúcar, y magia.</p>

Ages 8-12.

Wanting to be a part of her family's Dia de los Muertos preparations, Leonora sneaks out of school to discover her mother, aunt, and older sisters have been keeping a secret.

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Horn Book Review

Eleven-year-old Leonora Logroqo doesn't get to help in her family's bakery. Leo snoops and discovers all her female family members are brujas, or witches. Impatient Leo doesn't want to wait four years for her initiation, so she experiments on her own, with comical results. First-novelist Meriano creates a believable family whose members sprinkle love, affection, and natural domestic gripes as naturally as they mix Spanish and English. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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