Skip to Content

Children’s Book Brings History of Fiesta Tradition to Life

The history of the flamenco dance is brought alive in a Santa Barbara author’s children’s book.

Cyndi Struven’s first book, “Flamenco Fantasy,” arrives just in time for this year’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta.

The story follows a 10-year-old dancer competing for the Junior Spirit of Fiesta title in Santa Barbara.

The girl’s journey is a timeline explaining the flamenco tradition from the very beginning.

“My main character, Corina, who’s 9, she fantasizes the history of flamenco while different dancers are performing,” Struven said. “It goes from the 1490s with the gypsies in Spain, and brings it all the way up to actually the first Spirit of Fiesta, Lia Parker.”

The book is available to order on Amazon or you can shop local and pick a copy up at Chaucer’s bookstore on State Street or online.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

News Channel 3-12

Email the News Channel 3-12 Team


News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content