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The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez

When Nestor and his mother move in with his grandmother, Nestor is forced to use his secret ability to communicate with animals to save the inhabitants of his new home town when they are threatened by a tule vieja, a witch that transforms into animals.

Related Teaching Resources

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez Teacher Guide by the author

Animal Communication from NatureWorks

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