Children: Picture books
Children - Picture books
There is a country where people almost never speak. In this strange country you have to buy words and swallow them before you can pronounce them. Little Daniel needs words to tell a girl what's going on in his heart. But how must he do it? To say everything he wants to say to Hanli, will cost a fortune.
This charming book has appeared in several different languages, including Chinese, German, English, French, Catalan, Korean, Dutch, Slovenian and Spanish. The Dutch version won the Vlag en Wimpel from the Griffeljury in 2010.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Agnès de Lestrade (born 1964) lives in Barie, France and teaches art and music classes from home. She is also a journalist and has been writing children's books since 2003 and has published more than 60 short stories for children in magazines.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Valeria Docampo (born 1976) lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She taught graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires, but has been focusing on children's books since 2003. She is in demand at various publishers in America, Argentina, Belgium, France, Greece, Britain, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. In 2008 she was chosen along with 29 other illustrators to represent Argentina at the Bologna book fair.