Tag Archives: Jorge Luján

Being and Appearing

written by Jorge Luján & illustrated by Isol

A simple aSer y parecer Covernd at the same time profound poem wrapped in bold illustrations that tells us that we are not what we appear to the naked eye. An invitation into a journey beyond appearance to discover who we really are. My nose is tiny and gets lost in my face, but it can smell cookies two blocks away.

WINNER OF THE 2013 ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD / RIGHTS SOLD: French; Portuguese (Brazil) & Italian.

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My Body and Me

written Jorge Luján & illustrated by Isol

Mi cuerpo cover

What do children think about their own body? The protagonist of this book believes that he is very different from his own body. For instance his body washes in water whilst he bathes in laughter. At night his body sleeps whilst he escapes into dreams. But the protagonist prefers his own body after all because he lends him his eyes. A powerful book!

WINNER OF THE 2013 ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD / RIGHTS SOLD: Portuguese (Brasil)

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Winter Afternoon

written by Jorge Luján & Mandana Sadat

tarde de invierno

This beautiful poem written by Jorge Luján is about a child waiting for his mother to come home deals with separation and reunion.  Mandana Sadat’s splendid illustrations add an emotional and tender layer to the text. Winter Afternoon is the result of two great creative minds meeting for the first time.

RIGHTS SOLD: English, Portuguese (Brazil), Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Italian & Korean.

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The Rock

written by Jorge Luján & illustrated by Chiara Carrer

On the outCover frontskirts of the village there’s a rock. The rock has a question for those who approach it – the ones who answer correctly can continue their journey and the ones who don’t must turn back. “Before I was a rock, what was I…?” asks the rock. “An archipelago!” says Lucia. “The tail of a snail!” says John who can also pass. But each time Pedro answers: “You’ve never been anything but a rock!” he has to turn around. Only the power of imagination and creative thinking can move this very special rock.

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