La lucha por el acceso al agua potable es uno de los problemas más grande que enfrenta la humanidad. Según datos de las Naciones Unidas, unas 783 millones de personas en el mundo no cuentan con acceso a ella. De igual manera, la carencia de agua es un problema que afecta a más de un 40% de la población mundial y se estima que aumente.
Una de las novelas más famosas del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez es sin lugar a dudas El amor en los tiempos del cólera. Publicada en 1985, el autor se inspiró en la historia de amor de sus padres para escribir una historia en la que el amor es el centro de la trama.
Each year, many movies and plays are produced that are based on literature. In fact, more than two thirds of movies nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award have been derived from a book. So it’s no surprise that in the last year, several movies came out based on children’s books. One of the authors whose written words have come to life the most is Roald Dahl. From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to The Fantastic Mr. Fox, to Matilda and James and the Giant Peach, Dahl’s fantastic and whimsical stories have shined on the big screen and stage for decades.
This endearing chapter book is about a cheerful little girl named Dani, who has been waiting all summer to start school. Dani lives a happy life, but as the start of the school year approaches, she begins to wonder whether things will change. Will she like her new teacher? Will she make friends? She soon meets Frida and they become best friends, but when Frida moves away to another city, Dani fears she will never find happiness again. The story unfolds in 20 short chapters. The black and white illustrations complement the beautiful narrative. The difficult subjects are handled gracefully, allowing children to understand events in their lives and how to cope with them.
About the Author and Illustrator
Rose Lagercrantz is a Swedish author who writes for children and adults. Her work has translated into English, German, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. She has received many of the top Swedish literary awards including the August Prize (1995) and Astrid Lindgren Prize (1979).
Eva Eriksson is the author and illustrator of many books for young readers. She was the recipient of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Prize (2001). Ms. Eriksson lives in Sweden.
Awards & Recognitions
New York Times Notable Children’s Book
Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, and School Library Journal Starred Reviews
SLJ Book/Multimedia Review Stars List
USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List
Praise for My Happy Life
If only all early chapter books were this beautifully conceived. —Pamela Paul (NYT)
A chapter book about childhood depression paradoxically delivers a very happy reading experience. —(Kirkus Reviews)
The clarity and simplicity of the writing are balanced by the verve and finesse of Eriksson’s captivating illustrations. —(Booklist)
Lagercrantz knows how to engage children right off the bat . . . This is a sweet, but not saccharine, drama of friendship and family, a universal tale I’m happy to see available here for American readers. —(Kirkus Reviews)
Marie Leprince de Beaumont La Bella y la Bestia (Beauty and the Beast)
Beauty and the Beast is one of the most popular classic tales ever written. A beautiful young woman dreams of meeting a handsome prince, but to save her father’s life, she leaves home to live with a terrible, frightening beast. Though her patron is hideous, his disarming generosity slowly leads to asurprising connection. Generations of children have been fascinated by the story of the girl named Beauty, who grows to love a fearsome beast by learning to see and cherish his kindness, generosity, and intelligence.
A quarter-century on from the animated classic, Disney brings the lovely fantasy tale to life in live-action, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. Directed by Oscar-winner Bill Condon, starring Emma Watson as Belle and San Stevens as the cursed Beast.
El conocido escritor y cantautor argentino Luis Pescetti participará en el III Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami, que lugar el próximo sábado 19 de noviembre de 2016. Con motivo de su visita a nuestra ciudad –que será posible gracias a la colaboración de Santillana USA Publishing–, enviamos al autor de Frin, Natacha, El pulpo está crudo y otros exitosos libros un cuestionario para conocer más sobre su trayectoria y su obra. He aquí las respuestas de Pescetti:
Glenn McCoy ¡No funciona la tele! (Penny Lee and Her TV)
BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Family - General / Imagination & Play / Animals - Pets
This book tells the tale of a TV-addicted little girl and her dog Mr. Barkley, as they try to find a solution for the catastrophic breakdown of their television. Matters are complicated thanks to the pet’s plan to show his master the real world. A simple story that discusses the importance of diversifying the way we spend our free time. It also invites readers (and their parents) to be conscious of their relationship with electronic devices.