Con el Sol en los Ojos/With The Sun In My Eyes (Hardcover)

By Jorge Elias Lujan, Morteza Zahedi (Illustrator)

Groundwood Books, 9781554981588, 20pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2012

List Price: 17.95*
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In this charming book of short poems in Spanish and English, a young boy and girl describe their world and their day-to-day experiences -- the boy's street is like the trunk of an almond tree and the newborn chicks are like tiny walking suns. The girl loves her dog Oliver, the wind hitting her in the face and laughter "that explodes for no reason." But the children also ponder mysteries such as the loud silence the boy hears inside himself when he goes for a walk alone and the vast beauty of the sky with its clouds and constellations.

Once again Jorge Lujan brings young readers a lyrical and joyful collection of poems. Morteza Zahedi's powerful illustrations in densely saturated colors perfectly complement the poems' subtle explorations.

Praise For Con el Sol en los Ojos/With The Sun In My Eyes

A Banco del Libro Best Book for Children and Youth, 2012

"handsomely designed and rich in the sort of observations that will attract readers for whom silence is 'louder than noise.'" Kirkus Reviews

"An internationally acclaimed poet and illustrator partner to create a splendid work of art." — School Library Journal

Praise for Colors! ¡Colores!:
"The imagery in both words and pictures is often richly original . . . A lovely book to share, reflect upon, and linger over.”
Kirkus Reviews