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I is for India

Prodeepta Das

Synopsis: A visual tribute to the multicoloured diversity of India, a fascinating tour around certain customs, religions and forms of culture -ancient and modern- of the Asian country. From the ox cart to peacock, from namaskar to tea, in the following pages you will find a walk around India in its multicoloured diversity. The author pays attention not only to the frantic rhythm of cities, but also to the traditional cadence of the day by day of villages of this vibrant and unique subcontinent.

Orino and Whales

Árnica Esterl and Marek Zawadzki (illustrator)

Here they are! Here are the whales! Can you see them in the horizon? Takumi, Orino's son, goes with his mother to see how whales go back to the bay. And while he looks at their games, Orino tells a story that will take him to the kingdom of dreams of great Iwa, the sea's mother. A story about the magic of the sea and whales in Japan.

Spit in the Sand

Klaus Kordon

Munli is a young Indian girl who struggles for her independence and freedom in a country where women is subject to a centennial tradition. Thirteen years later, she runs away from her village because she will be married. First she joins some bandits, then she runs away to a city, where she begs to survive. There sge fubds a woman that teachers her an occupation and to read and write to help her leave her situation. It is the beginning of a new life. Reading recommended for children over 12.

C is for China

So Sungwan

The cultural richness and the natural beauty of China: ancestral and current customs, the rhythm of everyday life in rural areas and the noise of streets of cities are some of the images this book offers. A picturesque and interesting variety that approaches the children of the West to the reality of China.

Las Tres Gemelas y los siete Samuráis

Roser Capdevila

The bored Witch has sent the Three Twins to the story of the seven samurais, where the girls have discovered that some bandits want to attack the Imperial Palace. They tell the Emperor and, with courage and ingenuity, they will help the seven samurais capture the bandits.

Complot en el Everest

Teresa Artigas

At 13 Luis goes to Nepal with his father, member of an expedition with the purpose to climb the highest summit of the world: Mount Everest. However, some strange disappearances force Luis and his sherpa friend Tensing to work as improvised detectives.

Los cien ojos del pavo real

Tina Blanco and Alicia Cañas Cortázar (illustrator)

Garuda is a story peacock. His bravery makes him be capable of facing an army, encouraged by the friendship that links him to the young Dalai Lama who lives in Tibet. An account that opens the doors of the traditions of Tibet, one of the most beautiful countries of the world.

Els somnis de la Nassima

Mercè Rivas Torres

Explained in a direct and simple way, this young novel accounts this epic poem that Nassima lives when her father decides to take out his wife and daughter clandestinely so she can study and her mother could be considered a human being with all her rights. Before going out of the country wrapped in a carpet, Nassima wants to see one of her dreams fulfiled: To visit legendary ruins with her friend Mohammed in the outskirts of Kabul where, years before, she enjoyed days off with her family. The author, the journalist Mercè Rivas, great expert in the situation of Afghanistan, uses the epic poem of two children to explain that the cultivation fields and paths that surround the Afghan capital are full of anti-personnel mines, and that the Talibans finance its sacred war with the exportation of heroin. Mercè Rivas approaches us to the everyday life of a country where television is forbidden and windows are painted black so that nothing is seen from the street, through the regard of a girl. Without being able to play in the street or go to school, Nassima misses being able to live in a place where they can have a normal life.

El pirata Garrapata en la India

Juan Muñoz Martín

Pirate Tick and his supporters follow Comadreja, who has kidnapped Floripondia, Tick's lover. Suddenly, the pirate's boat is swalloed by a whirl and they appear in 14th century India. There, Tick and all his tripulation will be forced to take part in a revolt against rajas, because the five treacherous princes want to take possession of the throne. After many adventures, they manage to defeat the wicked princes and save Floripondia.

Cuentos de hadas japoneses

Every culture has a special way to tell stories, but among them, Japanese stories give off a special charm. This compilation talks about Japanese mythology and its characters, full of magic and spirits that will make imagination fly.

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