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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Jun 30, 2017 Carton Quantity: 40 $18.95 CAD
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Walk with Me
By (author): Jairo Buitrago Illustrated by: Rafael Yockteng Translated by: Elisa Amado
9781554988570 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents Mar 01, 2017
$18.95 CAD
Active 9.06 x 9.06 in 32 pages Full color throughout Groundwood Books Ltd Groundwood Books
 
Kirkus Prize 2017, Short-listed School Library Journal Best Books 2017, Commended Kirkus Best Picture Books 2017, Commended New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017, Commended Denver Public Library Best Children's & Teen Books 2017, Commended ALSC Notable Children's Books 2018, Commended Cooperative Children's Book Center Best of the Year 2018, Commended

A simple, imaginative story depicting the complex emotional reality of a girl whose father no longer lives at home.

The girl conjures up an imaginary companion — a lion — who will join her on the long walk home from school. He will help her to pick up her baby brother from daycare and shop at the store (which has cut off the family’s credit), and he’ll keep her company all along the way until she is safely home. He will always come back when she needs him, unlike her father whom she sees only in a photograph — a photograph in which he clearly resembles a lion.

Jairo Buitrago is a children’s book author who has collaborated with Rafael Yockteng on several picture books, including Jimmy the Greatest! (six starred reviews), Two White Rabbits (three starred reviews) and Walk with Me (three starred reviews, Kirkus Prize shortlist). They won the “A la Orilla del Viento” contest for the Spanish edition of Walk with Me, which was also named to IBBY’s Honor List. Their books have also appeared on “Los mejores libros del año” (Venezuela’s Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare and in the White Ravens Catalogue. Jairo lives in Mexico City.

Rafael Yockteng has illustrated many highly acclaimed children’s books, including Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup by Jorge Argueta (USBBY Outstanding International Books) and Jimmy the Greatest! (six starred reviews), Two White Rabbits (three starred reviews), Walk with Me (three starred reviews, Kirkus Prize shortlist) and On the Other Side of the Garden (three starred reviews) by Jairo Buitrago. Together, Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng have won the “A la Orilla del Viento” contest, and their books have been included on IBBY’s Honor List, “Los mejores libros del año” (Venezuela’s Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare and in the White Ravens Catalogue. Rafael lives in Bogotá.

Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. Her books have been on the Américas Award Commended List and on USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List. She lives in Toronto.

Emotionally resonant in the loveliest of ways. - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

The richly colored, expressionistic multimedia illustrations add a great deal of depth to the minimal text. - Booklist

With guided discussion, youngsters can see beyond the deceptive simplicity of this poignant story. A strong choice for all collections. - School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

The duo behind Two White Rabbits returns with another compassionate portrait of a child negotiating difficult circumstances with grace. - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

"Walk With Me" is refreshingly original, consistently entertaining, and very highly recommended. - Midwest Book Review

Buitrago and Yockteng present a beautiful and complex story of courage and hope where there seems to be none. - Horn Book

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