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Octopus Stew
by Eric Velasquez

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    List Price: $17.99
    Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9780823437542
    Imprint: Holiday House
    Publisher: Holiday House
    Parent Company: Holiday House, Inc.
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    Book Description:
    What do you do when an octopus captures Grandma? Put on your superhero cape and rescue her! Two stories in one from award-winning Afro-Latino artist Eric Velasquez.

    The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. " Tenga cuidado!" Ramsey shouts. "Be careful!" But it’s too late. The octopus traps Grandma!

    Ramsey uses both art and intellect to free his beloved abuela.

    Then the story takes a surprising twist. And it can be read two ways. Open the fold-out pages to find Ramsey telling a story to his family. Keep the pages folded, and Ramsey’s octopus adventure is real.

    This beautifully illustrated picture book, drawn from the author’s childhood memories, celebrates creativity, heroism, family, grandmothers, grandsons, Puerto Rican food, Latinx culture and more.

    With an author’s note and the Velasquez family recipe for Octopus Stew!

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