Skip to Main Content

Cousins in the Time of Magic (Spanish Edition)

Illustrated by Poly Bernatene / Translated by Emily Carrero Mustelier
LIST PRICE $7.99

About The Book

Tres primos son transportados a 1862 donde juegan un rol importante en la Batalla de Puebla, razón por la que hoy se conmemora el Cinco de Mayo, en esta encantadora aventura fantástica de secundaria.

La historia vive con magia. Eso es lo que la alocada tía Xia les dice siempre a los primos Jorge, Camila y Siggy. El atrevido Jorge no podía ser más distinto a sus primos: Camila es una soñadora que adora a los animales y Siggy es un aspirante a influencer que tiene una fiesta exclusiva a la que asistir. Y su tía tiene muchos secretos incluyendo una misteriosa espada con diamantes incrustados que Jorge definitivamente no debía ver.

Pero, cuando los tres primos caen en un portal del tiempo en el patio de su tía, son transportados a 1862 y a un pasado lleno de maravillas y peligros. Para regresar al presente deben apresurarse y entregar la espada al general Ignacio Zaragosa justo a tiempo para la histórica Batalla de Puebla en México: el surgimiento de la celebración del Cinco de Mayo.

Mientras su viaje a México los lleva a través de la Guerra Civil americana, los primos observan como gran parte de la historia ha sido moldeada por comunidades Latine. Ellos deben encontrar sus poderes internos para asegurarse de las cosas pasen como tienen que pasar, sin alterar el pasado.

About The Author

Photograph Emma Otheguy

Emma Otheguy is the author of several books for young readers, including the picture books A Sled for Gabo and Martina Has Too Many Tías, the bilingual picture book Martí’s Song for Freedom, and the middle grade novels Sofía Acosta Makes a SceneCousins in the Time of MagicSilver Meadows Summer, and, with Adam Gidwitz, The Madre de Aguas of Cuba, part of the Unicorn Rescue Society series. Visit her at EmmaOtheguy.com.

About The Illustrator

Poly Bernatene was born in 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been drawing ever since. He graduated from Buenos Aires’s art school, where he developed a great interest in managing different techniques in his work. He has worked in advertisement, animation, and comics. During the last fifteen years, he has established an exciting career as a professional illustrator, having published more than sixty children’s books in eleven countries.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 25, 2025)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665965774
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

Browse Related Books

Raves and Reviews

“In the rollicking, informative, and moving pages of Cousins in the Time of Magic, Emma Otheguy balances history, adventure, and political activism with a sure, deft hand. A delightful book that’s sure to become a timeless classic!”—David Bowles, award-winning author of They Call Me Güero

Cousins in the Time of Magic wraps hidden history in a fascinating, fast-paced adventure full of cousin shenanigans, time travel, and danger. I couldn’t put it down!”—Kate Messner, award-winning author of the History Smashers series

Cousins in the Time of Magic is perfect for readers in search of adventure steeped in history. You will laugh. You will learn. But most importantly, you will cheer for this trio as they discover untold histories and reveal the true meaning of family.”—Tami Charles, New York Times bestselling author of All Because You Matter

“A heartfelt adventure that’s filled with hope, history, and the importance of family.”—James Ponti, New York Times bestselling author of the City Spies series

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Emma Otheguy

More books from this illustrator: Poly Bernatene