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…

January 16th – BRAZIL – The History Mystery

  Our journey has taken us from a school librarian in Lima to the editor of the only newspaper of the Falklands to a creative Argentine collage artist; now we are in the hands of a Hans Christian Anderson award winner – Brazilian – Ana Maria Machado and her mystery translated by Lusia Baeta. The…

January 9th – ARGENTINA – Captain Arsenio

So this is a double bonanza of a book – gorgeously unique illustrations and witty humour and originality of story. Oh yes it is the eons old desire to fly, mixed with Captain Arsenio’s head firmly in the clouds; and an unshakeable faith in each invention, that cooks up an interesting recipe for some unusual…