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Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y La Fiesta Sin Igual

Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y La Fiesta Sin Igual

Sandy: I'm so excited to bring to your attention Marisol McDonald. She has three picture books about her by Monica Brown. Marisol is a hilarious little kid who thinks polka dots and stripes are perfect together. She just doesn't match, everyone tells her - especially unmatching they say are her flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. See she is Peruvian-Scottish-American and when the other kids tease her, she gives matching clothes a go and stifles her usual wild, colorful style in art class. But then her teacher urges her to get her Marisol groove back, and she gets it back fast. She is bilingual and so is this book.  Highest recommendation for kids 3 and up.

In the follow-up to the Pura Belprã(c) Award Honor-winning Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald No Combina, everyone's favorite mismatched heroine turns eight and throws a fabulously mismatched party.

Marisol is turning eight, and it's time to plan a birthday party that will be fabulous, marvelous, and divine. She also hopes that Abuelita, who lives far away in Peru, will be able to come to the celebration.

At the party store, Marisol can't decide what kind of party to have. There are so many choices, but everything in the store matches! Nothing seems right for soccer, pirate, princess, unicorn-loving Marisol. Finally she comes up with just the right idea, and when her friends arrive for her Clash Bash birthday, a big surprise awaits. But in a heartwarming turn of events, Marisol gets the biggest surprise of all-a visit from Abuelita via computer.

In this delightful story told in English and Spanish, author Monica Brown and illustrator Sara Palacios once again bring the irrepressible Marisol McDonald to life. With her bright red hair, golden brown skin, mismatched outfits, and endearing individuality, this free-spirited Peruvian-Scottish-American girl is headed straight into the hearts of young readers everywhere.

Publication Date: 
September 20, 2013