January 29th – CURACAO – The Cay

From an emotive book in pictures to an emotive book of words. The thoroughly gripping tale, written by Theodore Taylor. He took a quick three weeks to write a multilayered book of excellence. We particularly enjoyed the fact that he does not talk down to his child audience, but presents a book of integrity. We…

January 17th – CHILE – Those who do not dance

  On the thread of award winners we move to the Nobel Prize for Literature and the poet Gabriela Mistral and her poem Those who do not dance. The children identified immediately with the topic from two books we have read numerous times, Dreamwalking by South African author Bettine Schouw and Giraffes can’t dance by…