This hardcover bilingual(Spanish/English) was written by Mrs. María Luisa Retana, the author of eight published bilingual children’s books and a literary presenter for students, teachers, librarians, and parents.
The Mystic Call/La llamada mística is a wonderful outdoor adventure story with graphics illustrations that will make you wonder and laugh. The recommended age of readling level for this book is 4-9 years old. But the story is loved by all ages.
This book has been highly praised and recommended by storytellers, teachers, librarians, educators and artists. Here are some reviews:
Are you curious? Are you an explorer? Beware! In María Luisa Retana’s imaginative wilderness tale, The Mystic Call /La Llamada Mística, Spotty the fawn and his heedless young pals… a coatimundi, a javelina, a skunk, a coyote, and a mountain lion… are tempted to seek out unsuspected depths where danger lurks for the unwary. With the help of their newfound friends, the adventurous young animals narrowly escape disaster. Steve Bovée’s glorious watercolor illustrations are a feast for the eyes, delighting young and old readers alike. Be careful where you go exploring! — Susan Fern Amesse, Storyteller
My 4th graders love the illustrations in The Mystic Call. They think the characters are very funny. The students, following the map in the story as a guide, made their own map and some of them wrote their own stories. — Ann Wood, Teacher, New Mexico