Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa
Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa
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Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa

Book #1 in the Pilar Ramirez Duology Series
Published by Henry Holt & Company
Prices as of Jun 25

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The Land of Stories meets Dominican myths and legends come to life in Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa, a blockbuster contemporary middle-grade fantasy duology starter from Julian Randall. Fans of Tristan Strong and The Storm Runner, here is your next obsession. A breathtaking journey . . . readers better hold on tight. –Kwame Mbalia, New York Times bestselling author of the Tristan Strong series Twelve-year-old Pilar Violeta “Purp” Ramirez’s world is changing, and she doesn’t care for it one bit. Her Chicago neighborhood is gentrifying and her chores have doubled since her sister, Lorena, left for college. The only constant is Abuela and Mami’s code of silence around her cousin Natasha–who vanished in the Dominican Republic fifty years ago during the Trujillo dictatorship. When Pilar hears that Lorena’s professor studies such disappearances, she hops on the next train to dig deeper into her family’s mystery. After snooping around the professor’s empty office, she discovers a folder with her cousin’s name on it . . . and gets sucked into the blank page within. She lands on Zafa, an island swarming with coconut-shaped demons, butterfly shapeshifters, and a sinister magical prison where her cousin is being held captive. Pilar will have to go toe-to-toe with the fearsome Dominican boogeyman, El Cuco, if she has any hope of freeing Natasha and getting back home. Magic awaits around every corner in Zafa. Nonstop action and plenty of heart create a story worth escaping into. –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781250774101
    Publication Date
    March 1, 2022
    Page Count
    304
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2021023055
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1250774101

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