Pilar received two gifts for her birthday: a pair of dancing shoes, and a little white puppy, named Paco after her favorite uncle. Pilar loves Paco, even more than she loves dancing to the beat of her Tio Paco's drum. And Paco loves to dance with Pilar. But Pilar starts to notice that when the sun goes down, Paco never wants to dance. All he does is lie around and howl at the moon. "He's in love," says Chachi, Tio Paco's new girlfriend. "With whom?" everyone wonders. But Pilar has a suspicion, and she has a plan. And on her birthday, she and her family are going to make Paco's wish come true.
Cristina García is the author of six novels, including the National Book Award finalist Dreaming in Cuban; children’s books; anthologies; and poetry. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers’ Award, among other honors, and is currently University Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. Visit her website at CristinaGarciaNovelist.com.
Sebastià Serra lives with his family in a village near Barcelona, Spain, in a house facing the Mediterranean Sea. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, and has illustrated several books in Spain and in the United States. You can visit him online at www.sebastiaserra.com.
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 4, 2011)