Mova La Mano / I Moved My Hand

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$18.95  $17.43
Groundwood Books
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9.94 X 0.39 X 9.76 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Jorge Luján is a prolific and highly respected author and poet. He has worked with many of the world's greatest illustrators to create an outstanding body of work. His picture books include Stephen and the Beetle, illustrated by Chiara Carrer, Doggy Slippers and Numeralia, illustrated by Isol, Colors! ¡Colores!, illustrated by Piet Grobler, Rooster / Gallo, illustrated by Manuel Monroy, and Con el sol en los ojos / With the Sun in My Eyes, illustrated by Morteza Zahedi. He has twice won the Premio de Poesía para Niños de ALIJA (IBBY Argentina), and he has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He is also an architect and musician. His books, songs, and videos can be found on his website at He lives in Mexico City. Mandana Sadat is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books who lives near Paris. She has a diploma in illustration from Les arts décoratifs de Strasbourg and has published many books in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America, including Mon lion and Tarde de invierno. She has exhibited her art in Portugal and Italy, including three times at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. She lives in Toronto.


"Moví la mano y encontré un coco.
I moved my hand and I found a coconut.

Agité el coco y encontré un lago.
I shook the coconut and I found a lake.

Revolví el lago y encontré un pez.
I stirred the lake and I found a fish." -- from the book

"The girl's giddy logic rings true; the marvelous use of color and expert pacing propel the dance. Sure to inspire fresh flights of fancy!" -- School Library Journal, starred review

"A tutu-clad child encounters existentialism through movement in this poem by award-winning Argentine poet Lujan." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The girl's creativity and imagination aren't merely flights of fancy, but forces with legitimate power." -- Publishers Weekly

"A dreamy paean to creative expression." -- Booklist

"A simple but profound picture book about the power a child has to create her own special world through movement, imagination, and magic." -- CM Magazine