The Sky of Afghanistan

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The Sky of Afghanistan

By Ana Eulate; Sonja Wimmer (Illustrator); Jon Brokenbrow (Translator)

Cuento de Luz SL, Hardcover, 9788415503040, 24pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2012

Beautifully illustrated and undeniably moving, this is the story of a little Afghan girl's dreams of peace. As her country is wracked by war, a girl's imagination drifts toward the idea of peace for her people and for her country. Her powerful dreams soon take wing and fill the homes and hearts of those around her, uniting a people in their common desire for peace.

About the Author
Ana A. de Eulate is the award-winning author of "Gaspar y las zapatillas magicas" and "Little Cloud Lamb." Sonja Wimmer is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been featured in books, posters, and magazines. Her illustrations for "The Word Collector "earned her Best Illustrator at the 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. She is also the illustrator of "Could It Happen to Anyone? "and "Story of a Cockroach."

Praise For The Sky of Afghanistan

"Powerful images of dancing kites, ascending doves, women in burqas, a child playing with toys made from trash and flowers sprouting from tanks juxtapose the real and the aspirational. Ardent advocacy for Afghan peace." —Kirkus Reviews (September 2012)

"Ana A. de Eulate's prose is poignantly lyrical. Her sophisticated style is warm and welcoming, as are Sonja Winter's illustrations. Her eye-catching lines and stylized depictions are masterfully rendered. Her use of light — stunning." —

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