The Way To Rio Luna

Zoraida Cordova

Middle Grade

Fantasy

Eleven-year-old Danny Monteverde believes. He knows that pixie dust is real, that wardrobes act as portals to other worlds, and that rabbit holes lead to Wonderland. Most of all, he believes that his older sister, Pili, is waiting for him somewhere. Danny doesn't care what the police say. He knows that Pili isn't another teen runaway. When the siblings were placed in separate foster homes, she promised that she'd come back for him, and they'd build a new life together. In Neverland. Or Wonderland. Or any of the places they read about together. Yet as the years pass, Danny's faith begins to dim. But just when he thinks it might be time to put foolish fairytales behind him, he finds a mysterious book in the library. A book that was checked out by Pili Monteverde a year earlier. It's a collection of stories with missing pages, secret endings that contain hints about how to reach another world. A map to fairyland . . . and to Pili. As his magical adventure takes him from Staten Island to Ecuador to Ireland, Danny learns that meeting your favorite characters isn't always a dream come true. But nothing will stop him from finding his sister . . . even if it means standing up to the greatest threat fairyland has ever known.