Girl-powered magical fiction to engage young readers. 🌟 Mía Fantasía is fantasy-tastic! 🌟
Keep 7-year-old spell-loving readers interested in books with Mía Fantasía… and her non-stop talking pet friends!
🌟 The magical early chapter book series by the bestselling author Elisenda Roca is aimed at newly independent girl readers, who have started to read on their own, but are still little and sweet and want their magic and sparkle. And yet a bit of trouble and adventures.
Mía Fantasía series is about friendship, family, girl-power, love for animals and living together. Based on the framework of fantasy, adventure and mystery genres, the stories are full of humour and positive thinking. Chapters are kept small to read one or two a night and the story is easy to follow even for younger kids. Readers will enjoy the full colour, expressive and charming illustrations by Betowers that accompany the entertaining stories of Mía, the little witch.
🌟 Meet Mía Fantasía!
Mía is special because she’s the smallest in the wizarding Fantasía family. She wears colourful clothes and her best friends are a kitten, Vinyl, a greedy hairy dog, Bowie, and a blue hamster, called Small Ball. And not forgetting Rosalia, a spider that makes the most amazing pider webs you can dream of. Mía can talk to them all. That’s one of her super powers.
Mía lives in a very old and strange house in the middle of the forest.
Her dad, Linus Fantasia, is an absent-minded wizard. Her mum, Enchanted Snowflower, is a powerful and arty witch. They are the coolest parents ever!
🌟 1. What a Strange Friend!
Fantasía family life is about to change with the arrival of the new neighbours. The Square House family moves in across the dirt road. Robert and Dora’s house is very modern, minimal and functional. They love to keep their life organized, in order, without unpredictable twists and turns. And so does their daughter
Lía until she meets Mía.
When Lía enters Mía’s world, she finds out the true magic of colours and happiness and discovers that magic does exist. Who would have said that Mía’s super-confident, daring and adventurous character would pair perfectly with Lia’s logical, fearful one. From then onwards, they become best friends.
🌟 2. A Kronk in the School
Readers who love fantasy, adventure and mystery are going to love this story. Summer holidays are over and Mía and Lía are
very excited to enter the first year of primary school. Among their classmates, there is a very unique and unpopular student
who is unlike anyone else: he’s much smaller than the majority of his peers. Tom, the bully-boy, tries to harm him until Mía uses her magic to save Max and gains two new friends, turn bullies into buddies.
🌟 3. A Ghost in the Attic
Mías’ parents, Linus and Enchanted Snowflower, are attending the annual Congress of Magic and Witchcraft in Amesbury, near to Stonhenge. In the meantime, Mia stays at her aunt’s.
Aunt Obdulia is a near-blind old sweet lady. She’s is also a super funny and affectionate witch. Perhaps a little too much! She loves to cast spells, colour the food she cooks and dress up Mía’s pet friends in colourful clothes and costumes. All except Rosalia, who manages to hide!
Lía, who doesn’t miss a thing, joins the party for the weekend, until there’s a rumble in the attic! Who could it be? Is there a ghost in the house? What will they find up there?
Don’t panic! It’s only Vampi, a small bat, as blind and sweet as its owner, who has lost his glasses.
🌟 4. Let’s Rescue Vynil!
A new magical adventure where nothing is as it seems. Meow!
Vinyl has been behaving very strangely for days now. Maybe it’s because his 7th birthday is coming up. But he comes and goes without explanation until one day he disappears. What kind of trouble has he got himself into this time?
After searching in the most unlikely places, Mia must use all her magical powers to find his favourite kitten. With the help of Lía, they organise a secret and magical mission and become detectives. So to start looking for clues, Mia creates a map with Vynil’s favourite places in the village. Some neighbours have seen him accompanied by a hooded magical being. Could it be one of the inhabitants of the Enchanted Bridge or one of the family’s magicians? Join the Operation Vynil. You will have to get to Aunt Obdulia’s house to find out what is going on: An open secret.
🌟 5. The Dragon’s Secret
Book Day is coming up and everyone is so excited that Linus spend the day reading stories about princesses and dragons. So when the kittens Flower, Sunshine, Grey, Flash and Buf claim they have seen a dragon in the Little Red Mountains, nobody believes them, but Mía.
She is convinced that there is some truth in what they say and sets out to investigate with Lía and her pet friends. They will go deep into the mountains to find Dreki -A very homely veggie dragon who has always lived there and only comes out when it is really necessary. He also has powers. That’s why you’ve never seen him before. Or maybe you have, but you haven’t recognised him. With Dreki, you never know.
… They say there is no such thing as dragons. Are you sure?
Mía Fantasía Series
by Elisenda Roca. Illustrated by Betowers
15 × 21,5 cm | 128 pages | Paperback edition | Ages 7 +
Rights Sold: Greek, Italian, Russian and Turkish
Publication: September 2021
ELISENDA ROCA is a journalist and writer. She has worked in radio and television, as well as in the press.
She has published successful parenting books, books for YA and for the little ones. Her most recent titles include outstanding illustrated books published by Combel such as You and I, with 40.000 copies sold, and her latest Brother and Sister.
BETOWERS was born in Ciudad Real. Growing up, she was always surrounded by crayons and pencils, preparing potions with penmarker’s ink imaging that she was a little witch. She still loves drawing charismatic characters, picture books and toys that children can emphasize with by using humour and powerful colours.