Flor and Miranda Steal the Show
The carnival's deep fried pickles aren't the only things heating up in this funny novel about loyalty and finding friendship in surprising places.
Miranda is the lead singer in her family's musical band, Miranda y Los Reyes. Her family works hard performing at festivals and quinceañeras. Now, they have a shot at the main stage at Mr. Barsetti's carnival. It's just the opportunity they've been waiting for. How will Miranda make it a performance to remember?
Flor's family runs the petting zoo at the carnival. When she accidentally overhears Mr. Barsetti and Miranda's dad talk about cutting the zoo to accommodate Miranda y Los Reyes's main stage salary, she knows she has to take action. Will Flor have the heart for sabotage once she and Miranda start to become friends?
Praise for Flor and Miranda Steal the Show
"[A] lively, fast-paced adventure."—Publishers Weekly
"Readers will enjoy getting to know both protagonists and will root for them till the last page."—Booklist
"A wide range of middle grade readers are likely to see aspects of themselves in both Flor and Miranda."—School Library Journal
"Fans of Torres' Stef Soto, Taco Queen will delight in this pleasing mix of friendship story, Latino culture, and carnival milieu."—BCCB
"Readers cannot help but root for both heroines, who feel like two regular girls with universal struggles despite their uncommon circumstances. Feelings of summer fun and smells of funnel cake with follow readers home from this engaging story of family and friendship."—Kirkus Reviews