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New bilingual book by former Astorian

Published on January 9, 2015 12:01AM

Last changed on January 9, 2015 10:13AM

Former Astorian PATRICIA AGUILAR MORRISSEY’s new bilingual children’s book, “MAGDALENA’S PICNIC,” has been released, published by Red Heart Books in Portland, and is available on (

“I’m so excited!” she said in an email. The author and the book cover are pictured.

“My books focus on adventures, South American cultures, and using your imagination,” Patricia, who grew up in Lima, Peru, writes on her Facebook page ( “I believe in writing bilingual English-Spanish children’s books that push a child’s imagination to its limits.”

“All children have an inherent role-playing ability and my goal is to encourage this quality through my stories,” she explained. “I also strongly feel that children exposed to different cultures and languages develop into sensitive and well-rounded adults. My stories develop in faraway places and in different cultural settings, where my characters are always ready for adventure.”

— Elleda Wilson


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