The Sky of Afghanistan by Ana A. de Eulate

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Beautifully illustrated and undeniably moving, this is the story of a little Afghan girl’s dreams of peace. As her country is wracked by war, a girl’s imagination drifts toward the idea of peace for her people and for her country. Her powerful dreams soon take wing and fill the homes and hearts of those around her, uniting a people in their common desire for peace.

About Ana A. de Eulate

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Ana A. de Eulate is the award-winning author of Gaspar y las zapatillas mágicas and Little Cloud Lamb. Sonja Wimmer is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been featured in books, posters, and magazines. Her illustrations for The Word Collector earned her Best Illustrator at the 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. She is also the illustrator of Could It Happen to Anyone? and Story of a Cockroach.
Published November 29, 2012 by Cuento de Luz SL. 24 pages
Genres: Travel, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Speaking idealistically in the present tense, the little girl’s voice rings with compelling optimism, and her verbal images of the sky, kites, soaring and flying are visually reinforced in elegant, wistful illustrations that compositionally sweep the eye diagonally upward across the page from lef...

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Eulate and Wimmer offer a forceful vision of hope for Afghanistan’s future, told from the perspective of “a little Afghan girl who doesn’t stop dreaming.” A kite that “struggles against the wind” serves as a metaphor for the country’s efforts to rise up;

Sep 17 2012 | Read Full Review of The Sky of Afghanistan

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