Meet the Author

Lucía M. González

Lucía M. González grew up in Cuba, but she now lives in Florida. She and her husband have two children. As well as being a storyteller and author, Lucía M. González works as a children's librarian. "The Billy Goat and the Vegetable Garden" is just one of many Latin American stories retold by the author.


  • Lucía M. González learned many of the tales she tells from her great-aunt in Cuba.
  • People all over Latin America also grew up listening to these same stories.

Other Books Retold by Lucía M. González

  • The Bossy Gallito
    (illustrated by Lulu Delacre)
  • Señor Cat's Romance and Other Favorite Stories from Latin America
    (illustrated by Lulu Delacre)