My Magic Wand: Growing with the Seasons
By Pat Mora
Illustrated by Amber Alvarez
Would you like to...
write with a magic wand?
sled down a snowy slope in winter?
plant flowers in a garden in spring?
splash in a pool like a fish in summer?
ride high up on a horse in autumn?
blow out birthday candles?
Come share the fun of these activities, and more, with a spunky young girl enjoying a year of growth, creativity, and discovery with her diverse family and friends.
About the Creators
PAT MORA is the celebrated Latina author of forty award-winning children’s poetry and prose picture books. A lifelong literacy advocate, she founded Children’s Day, Book Day (El día de los niños, el día de los libros) to celebrate children and motivate them to become readers with daily support from families, teachers, and librarians and annual festivities on April 30. Mora lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her online at patmora.com.
Photo: Cheron Bayna
AMBER ALVAREZ, a full-time illustrator, grew up in Oahu, Hawai‘i, and received her BFA from Pratt Institute. As a child, she embraced many of the activities the main character of My Magic Wand enjoys—drawing, cooking, swimming, dancing, and gardening—and her life still centers around these activities. Alvarez lives in Provo, Utah. You can find her online at amberalvarez.com and @shesureissketchy.