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Thanks to author Anne Broyles for visiting us on the podcast this week to talk about her new picture book ARTURO AND THE BIENVENIDO FEAST.

Arturo and the Bienvenido Feast

About Arturo and the Bienvenido Feast

Arturo and his grandmother return in this charming bilingual sequel to ARTURO AND THE NAVIDAD BIRDS. This time Abue Rosa and Arturo are making a welcome dinner for Tia Ines’ new fiancé. They plan a wonderful dinner to welcome him into the family with plantains, pollo, and pastel, but Abue Rosa has a headache and Arturo encourages her to take a nap. He decorates and sets the table, but what will happen when Abue Rosa doesn’t wake up in time? With a bit of creativity, Arturo takes charge and creates a welcome feast like no other. ARTURO AND THE BIENVENDIO FEAST is illustrated by KE Lewis and published by Pelican Publishing.

About Anne Broyles

Anne’s writing career began while she was still a minister with magazine articles, curriculum for kids and youth, and numerous books in Christian spirituality. In addition to the Arturo books, she published SHY MAMA’S HALLOWEEN and PRISCILLA AND THE HOLLYHOCKS. Since her passion is historical fiction, she hopes her middle grade and young adult historical novels will be next into print.

She lives in Portland with her husband, one dog and two cats. She continues to travel the world and some of her favorite experiences include hiking to Bhutan’s Tiger’s Nest Monastery, kissing a baby Gray Whale in Baja California (Mexico), hiking to Machu Picchu (Peru), helping reroof a church in Cuba, touring castles in France, hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim, and watching pink river dolphins on an Amazonian tributary in Bolivia.

Books we discussed


Arturo and the Bienvenido Feast


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