August 15, 2020


Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash / Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual

By Monica Brown

Illustrated by Sara Palacios

Marisol is turning eight, and it’s time to plan a birthday party that will be
fabulous, marvelous, and divine. She also hopes that Abuelita, who lives far
away in Peru, will be able to come to the celebration.
Just like Marisol herself, the party promises to be unique, different, and
one of a kind—a real Clash Bash. But what Marisol wishes for most of all is
a visit from Abuelita, who lives far away in Peru. Will Marisol’s birthday
wish come true?
At the party store, Marisol can’t decide what kind of party to have. There
are so many choices, but everything in the store matches! Nothing seems
right for soccer, pirate, princess, unicorn-loving Marisol. Finally she comes
up with just the right idea, and when her friends arrive for her Clash Bash
birthday, a big surprise awaits. But in a heartwarming turn of events,
Marisol gets the biggest surprise of all—a visit from Abuelita via
In this delightful story told in English and Spanish, author Monica Brown
and illustrator Sara Palacios once again bring the irrepressible Marisol
McDonald to life. With her bright orange-red hair, golden-brown skin,
mismatched outfits, and endearing individuality, this free-spirited
Peruvian-Scottish-American girl is headed straight into the hearts of
unique, different, one-of-a-kind young readers everywhere.

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