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10 thoughts on “Luna fortuna

  1. says:

    Kind of adorable with a loud mouthed truth stretching protag who is ease to root for


  2. says:

    Copy provided by the publisherFifth grader Luna loves her family but she has too many female cousins who are always hanging around Her primas get her in trouble or at least that's what Luna claims As her friend Mabel points out Luna does pretty well at getting into trouble on her own When one of her least favorites cousins Claudia switches from a private school to Luna's public one she's not happy Prone to impulsive decisions that aren't always good Luna tries to be nice to her cousin and heeds her abuela's advice on how to deal with her well what she thinks is the advice Since her abuela communicates mainly in Spanish and Luna does not speak it well she thinks her grandmother has told her to drink water when she is angry After locking Claudia in the bathroom during her sister's uinceañera celebration Claudia is grounded from wearing hats to school which she does to hide her white streak of hair Luna is concerned about her cousin because she thinks other classmates are making fun of her giant nose and tries to protect her even as she is flinging dead flies at her cousin because she misunderstands of her grandmother's advice Strengths Growing up with 38 cousins on my mother's side and 4 on my father's I can't say I ever saw this facet of my life represented in books My cousins were mainly older and lived a half hour away but Luna's close knit family is really the star of this book Luna faces realistic challenges and is the sort of frank misguided character that students enjoy than I do The cover is bright and attractive and my 6th graders will adore this Weaknesses Claudia is a much sympathetic character than Luna; I wouldn't mind a book about her Also it is hard to believe that a school would allow a child to wear a hat every day What I really think This is a solid realistic fiction about a girl facing small challenges and being supported by her family even if she doesn't always appreciate them Great for elementary or early middle school The knitting pattern for this hat needs to be included


  3. says:

    Thanks to kidlitexchange #partner and Scholasticinc for the advance reading copy for review All opinions are my own This young MG novel by Diana López tackles meddling cousins birthmarks school troubles and stress management head on but in a sweet age appropriate way Luna Ramos has tons of primas which are girl cousins if you don’t already know The primas can be sweet and fun—painting Luna’s nails and uizzing her for school—but they can also be tattletales who steal a girl’s breakfast every day When Luna’s most annoying cousin Claudia transfers into Luna’s class at school and appears in Luna’s kitchen every morning before hopping on the school bus with her Luna is ready to lose it Claudia is a know it all and the other kids make fun of her just like they do Luna and Luna has no interest in being associated with Claudia The story that follows packs a whopping surprise and a sweet ending and readers will share Luna’s frustrations as much as they feel bad for Claudia at times The overriding message of “Blood is thicker than water” is heart warming and age appropriate and the cultural and Spanish lingual references peppered throughout enrich the story without weighing it down I am looking forward to a seuel


  4. says:

    Fun Scholastic Book find at a book fairLuna doesn't like her cousins like she likes her best friend because her cousins are always getting her into trouble She gets mad at one cousin and retaliates and then has her favorite thing taken away and has to learn to deal without it and one of her cousins starts going to her school at the same time There are great Spanish vocab words and growth in the charactersuick and easy read


  5. says:

    This is a cute book The story teaches the importance of family and accepting people with all of their flaws Luna reminds me of Mathilda because of the pranks she plays and the way she feels about others The general audience is younger approximately fifth and sixth grade


  6. says:

    Please see my review on com under C Wong Thank you


  7. says:

    Luna Ramos is called Lucky Luna but she doesn't think she's so lucky when she can't participate in her prima's cousin's uinceanera while all the other cousins can even tattle tell Claudia Luna takes matters into her own hands and locks Claudia in the bathroom at the celebration to get even with Claudia for a past deed Luna's punishment is that she can't wear any of her beloved hats for a month While that doesn't seem harsh it is to Luna because her hats hide her birthmark a white streak of hair Kids at her school call her an old lady and what's worse is now Claudia is attending Luna's school too and comes to Luna's house every morning for breakfast eating all Luna's favorites Claudia continues to tattle on Luna and all the other primas At first Luna is delighted that Claudia is taunted for her big nose but gradually Luna learns the meaning of the dicho La sangre es mas espesa ue el agua or Blood is thicker than waterI loved the big Hispanic family made up of many cousins who often Skyped each other and each had a different relationship with their abuela and with the Spanish language Some of the cousins like Claudia were good Spanish speakers while Luna took Spanish words out of context and missed their meanings which caused her problems A fun contemporary read about a large family that just happen to be Latinx The model for the book cover attracted me to the book and I think it will catch the eyes of readers looking for a Latinx character and her world


  8. says:

    This was a great book I think kids can identify with it I love how it acknowledges the struggle ELL kids go through with language It discusses the fact that some people expect kids to speak a different language because of how they look Luna does not know how to speak Spanish even though most of her family can and struggles learning it in school


  9. says:

    179 pages I read only one chapter10 pages It was boring It is about a middle school girl with lots of drama It is well written for middle school but not really elementary age level of topic I would skip this one for elementary kids


  10. says:

    The author knows her audience most likely fourth fifth and sixth graders uite well and uses that knowledge to craft a story with a likeable but flawed protagonist Fifth grader Luna Ramos loves her primas cousins she really does but sometimes she feels overwhelmed by their larger than life personalities and drama Because she is younger than the other girls she doesn't feel that they take her seriously But it's her cousin Claudia who really frustrates her Claudia seems to know everything and delights in reporting the sins and mistakes of the other cousins to their parents When Luna traps Claudia in a bathroom during her cousin Mirasol's uinceanara and then lies about it her mother takes away the only thing that matters to Luna her hats This might not be a big deal but Luna has poliosis a streak of white hair that embarrasses her and she worries that she might be teased by the other students As it turns out Claudia transfers to her school and class and Luna is sure that her classmates and the bus riders are making fun of her cousin's large nose That isn't the case as they are making fun of someone else I liked the way the characters are developed in this book and how Luna often lies or stretches the truth in order to avoid getting in trouble It's easy to see that she'd frustrate her teachers to no end even while having many positive ualities The scene in which she approaches her teacher Mr Cruz about the mistake he made when giving her a grade on a class group assignment made me smile since she's so sure he just made an error and he's eually sure that she didn't fulfill the assignment's reuirements I'd like some of my students to read that passage since so many of them think that turning in an assignment means they will get full credit There are various issues such as Luna's ignorance of Spanish that are touched on lightly here even as her misinterpretation of her Spanish speaking grandmother's advice causes problems for her I'm sure readers would hope for from this feisty and relatable character


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Luna fortuna The Spanish edition of Lucky Luna When Luna locks her know it all cousin Claudia in the bathroom at their cousin's uinceañera she gets into a lot of trouble To make things even worse Claudia is transferring to her school Luna's grandmother offers some sage advice but since it's in Spanish Luna gets it all wrong and when the kids at school begin making fun of Claudia Luna must decide what matters family or her reputationLuna Ramos tiene más primos de los ue puede contar ¡y siempre la están metiendo en problemas Pero cuando se le ocurre encerrar a su prima Claudia en un baño durante una uinceañera ella es la ue se busca el problema Para empeorar las cosas Claudia se está transfiriendo a su escuela ¡y ahora tendrá la oportunidad de molestarla más de lo ue ya lo hace La abuela de Luna le ofrece algunos consejos en español pero Luna no la entiende y empeora las cosas Llegará el momento en ue tendrá ue decidir entre su familia y su reputación