by Campbell Geeslin, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
Who ever heard of a girl glassblower?
In Mexico, where the sun is called el sol and the moon is called la luna, a little girl called Elena wants to blow into a long pipe...and make bottles appear, like magic.
But girls can't be glassblowers. Or can they?
Join Elena on her fantastic journey to Monterrey — home of the great glassblowers! — in an enchanting story filled with magic realism.
In Mexico, a little girl disguised as a boy, sets out for Monterrey determined to master the art of glassblowing, and in the process, experiences self-discovery along the way.
Campbell Geeslin lives in White Plains, New York, but when he was a small boy, his family visited Mexico many times. It became a land of remembered marvels. This story is the result of watching Monterrey glassblowers turn broken Coca-Cola bottles into vases for flowers. If that isn't magic, what is?