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Carina Felina

By Carmen Agra Deedy


Publication Date: August 15, 2023

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

Carmen Agra Deedy, New York Times bestselling author and one of Scholastic’s most talented and cherished storytellers, retells a hilarious folktale set in Havana, Cuba. Illustrated by the brilliant, award-winning artist, Henry Cole.This is the first collaboration by this dynamic duo!The trouble started when Pepe the parrot fell in love with . . . a CAT!Hoping to win her paw, he invited her to his house for dinner. But within moments of arriving — with a gobble and a gulp — Carina swallowed that love-sick parrot whole! And he was just the appetizer! In this Cuban retelling of a classic folktale, Carmen Agra Deedy and Henry Cole merge their talents to create a wickedly funny and inspiring picture book that proves the smallest of creatures can sometimes possess the most surprising strength!

About the Author

Henry Cole was an adored elementary school science teacher for sixteen years. He has since illustrated over 150 popular books (some of which he has also authored), including his wordless, award-winning picture books: Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; One Little Bag: An Amazing Journey, which was named an ALA Notable Children’s Book; and Forever Home: A Dog and Boy Love Story, which received two starred reviews. He lives in Florida. To find out more about Henry, go to

Carmen Agra Deedy is one of America's foremost storytellers. Her many award-winning books include The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!; Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, which received a Pura Belpré Honor; and her New York Times bestseller 14 Cows for America. Carmen was born in Havana, Cuba, and lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia. You can learn more about her work at

Format: Hardcover

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Publication Date: August 15, 2023

ISBN: 9781338749168

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