Martina Has Too Many Tías

Emma Otheguy and Sara Palacios


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Martina Has Too Many Tías by Otheguy, Emma
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A quiet girl overwhelmed by her rambunctious family finds a magical land of solitude only to discover what truly makes a home a home in this lively and magical bilingual picture book that reimagines the beloved Caribbean folktale "La Cucaracha Martina."

Martina does not like parties. Parties are full of tías with their flashy fashions and boom-and-bellow laughter that's too much for quiet Martina. At least with all that noise, no one notices when she slips away. She finds herself in a magical place: a warm, familiar island where she can finally play in peace and quiet. Martina is home at last--or is she?

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: 06/20/2023
Pages: 40
Weight: 0.9lbs
Size: 9.80h x 9.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781534445369
Age: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2023
Booklist 06/01/2023 pg. 90
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2023
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2023 pg. 96
Publishers Weekly 08/21/2023

About the Author
Emma Otheguy is the author of several books for young readers, including the picture books A Sled for Gabo and Martina Has Too Many Tías, the bilingual picture book Martí's Song for Freedom, and the middle grade novels Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene, Silver Meadows Summer, and, with Adam Gidwitz, The Madre de Aguas of Cuba, part of the Unicorn Rescue Society series. Visit her at

Sara Palacios is the recipient of a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor for Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match and the illustrator of several other picture books, including A Song of Frutas, The Flying Girl, and Martina Has Too Many Tías. Sara graduated with a degree in graphic design and went on to earn BFA and MFA degrees in illustration from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. A native of Mexico, Sara now lives in San Francisco. Visit her at