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Baila como una hoja

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Spanish Paperback

ISBN: 9781646860593

Written by AJ Irving
Illustrated by Claudia Navarro

As her grandmother’s health declines, a young girl begins to lovingly take the lead in their cozy shared autumn traditions. Poetic prose paired with evocative illustrations by Mexican illustrator Claudia Navarro make for a beautiful celebration of life and a gentle introduction to the death of a loved one.

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Key Selling Points:

  • DEATH AND DYING: Gently addresses the topic of loss in an age-appropriate way, and demonstrates how traditions can be used to carry on the memory of a loved one.
  • GRANDPARENT RELATIONSHIP: The love between grandmother and granddaughter is palpable throughout.
  • POETIC LANGUAGE: Lyrical text draws parallels between the turning of the seasons and the stages of life.
  • EVOCATIVE ILLUSTRATIONS: Claudia Navarro, illustrator of La Frontera, sensitively renders characters whose faces and body language convey a range of emotions.

More Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.50 x 10.75 inches
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 4-9 years

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Picture Books of 2020, Chicago Public Library, 2020
  • Tejas Star Reading List, 2021-2022
  • Premio Campoy-Ada Award, 2022

“This lovely Spanish translation of Dance Like a Leaf contains melodic language and high-level vocabulary that create a sophisticated, heart-tugging story about how our loved ones never truly leave us” – Booklist

About the Contributors

Written by - AJ Irving
AJ Irving grew up in Boise, Idaho and received her BA in Journalism and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Oregon. She now lives and writes in Seattle, Washington, USA with her husband, two children and their pets.
Illustrated by - Claudia Navarro
Claudia Navarro studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas UNAM in Mexico City, and has illustrated for clients around the world. She lives in Mexico City, Mexico.

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