One Stormy Afternoon / Una tarde de tormenta

Georgette Ménard



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


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.


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
  • ROOFS AND DRAINS Collection


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  • The Cricket of Aquino / El grillo de Aquino

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  • David in the Spiral / David en la espiral

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  • One Stormy Afternoon / Una tarde de tormenta

    Georgette Ménard

HOURS TREE Collection

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  • Dancing Cowboy / El cowboy bailarín

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  • The Bamboo and the Night / La noche y el bambú

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  • The Puddle / El charco

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