The Kite Festival

The Kite Festival Written and Illustrated by Leyla Torres


The Kite Festival

Written and Illustrated by Leyla Torres (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004)

Available in Spanish as El festival de cometas
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One Sunday morning, Fernando Flórez, his parents, grandparents and sister head to a random destination for an outing –San Vicente. When they arrive in the center of town, they see many people preparing for a kite festival. The Flórez family waste no time joining in the fun. Unfortunately, all the stores are closed, so buying a kite is out…

“The text is concise yet lyrical, and the soft watercolor illustrations enhance the gentle tone of the narrative. Tips on kite flying are embedded in the text […] The book is quietly satisfying, and fills the gap in picture books with Hispanic characters.” 
–School Library Journal
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Kite Festival –inside page

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