San Antonio Native Publishes Children’s Book Starring French Bulldog Visiting Fiesta | Art Stories and Interviews | San Antonio

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Courtesy of Catherine Alvarez-McCurdy

King Louie the dog is El Rey from Fiesta is available on Amazon.

Fiesta 2022 may be one of the books at this point, but a former preschool teacher aims to keep the spirit of San Antonio’s biggest party alive in a book.

The new children’s book from Alamo City native Catherine Alvarez-McCurdy King Louie the dog is El Rey from Fiesta follows French bulldog King Louie as he travels here to attend Fiesta.

Click to enlarge Author Catherine Alvarez-McCurdy is originally from San Antonio and now lives in New York.  - COURTESY OF CATHERINE ALVAREZ-MCCURDY

Courtesy of Catherine Alvarez-McCurdy

Author Catherine Alvarez-McCurdy is originally from San Antonio and now lives in New York.

The 28-page rhyming book follows the pooch and his human friend Alla as they spend time at local landmarks including Hemisfair Park and Riverwalk. King Louie also meets El Rey de Fiesta who presents him with his own crown.

After graduating from the International School of the Americas in San Antonio in 2011, Alvarez-McCurdy spent years teaching kindergarten students in Chicago. She then moved to New York, where, amid the pandemic, she released her first in the series King Louie, King Louie the dog explores the Central Park Zoo.

Both King Louie books are for readers up to age 6 and are available on Amazon.

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