One Stormy Afternoon / Una tarde de tormenta

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Author: Georgette Ménard
Illustrator: Antón Grifá
Spanish-English Translator: Lawrence Schimel
French-Spanish Translator: Alicia Moreno

Summary

Thrown away by the storm, the little sparrow has fallen into the garden and cannot fly. Eloise Marie, the Ponchet’s cat and the little sparrow’s parents have seen it at the same time. All will act according to their interests. Each one will go through it in a different way.

Comment

Georgette Ménard tells the little sparrow adventure, who accidentally falls from the nest. This event will bring into play an equal combination of interests and decisions. All the characters (the little sparrow, his parents, the cat and the girl) try to achieve their goal. At every try, young readers will learn to consider the same event from different point of views, according to the incentive of the actor; in any case, the interests of the characters are common, although all of them have a simultaneous and determining impact. As the ending approaches, open to unknown consequences, the author decides the sparrow to reappear.
It is a very useful book to show the youngest readers the relevance of the acts we take for granted and the invisible communication linking all daily events.

Data seet

  • Original language: Spanish
  • Bilingual English-Spanish publication
  • Size: 31 x 28 x 1 cm.
  • 20 one-ink sheets coloured by hand (4 different colours)
  • No. of pages: 23
  • ISBN: 978-84-16059-01-0
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