The Lonely Mailman

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$16.95  $15.59
Cuento de Luz SL
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8.5 X 10.3 X 0.4 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Susanna Isern (La Seu d'Urgell, Spain, 1978) is an award-winning children's books author. She is also a professor of Psychology of learning at the European University of the Atlantic and directs the Cabinet of Psychology at Aula Dédalo in Santander. Since she published her first picture book in 2011, more than 30 children's books have seen the light of day. Most of her works are sold internationally and can be found in more than a dozen languages, and also written in Braille. Among her most popular albums we find What Are You Scared of, Little Mouse? awarded Silver Medal in the USA Moonbeam Children's Books Award 2015 and The Magic Ball of Wool, awarded Silver Medal at the USA Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2013.Daniel Montero Galán (Madrid, 1981) was born prematurely, at the early age of zero. His head was always full of birds. As time went by, they reproduced, and along came a lot of different kinds of creatures, making a great noise--squawks, grunts, and screams... so he decided to transfer them into a paper to silence them. He keeps a deal with his drawings: they live thanks to him and he lives from them. Because of this symbiosis, more than thirty illustrated books stand up for him to testify that his thing in life is drawing. Day by day, and every other night, he continues to perfect spiral and rectilinear shapes to keep fit without losing shape. Watercolor fights a great battle with the marker to have a leading role on its cardboard.


A sweet story of generosity and sowing seeds of friendship. - Booklist
(...) Isern's cute-and-fuzzy story includes the text of the letters, which are full of invitations, apologies, and considerate sentiments. Galan's whimsical, richly painted scenes of expressive, nattily dressed forest denizens exude warmth, and as the sun sets on the mailman's day, the sky is filled with brilliant color, and the foreground scenes are thrown into sharp silhouette. A sweet story of generosity and sowing seeds of friendship. - Booklist
"A satisfying tale about a character so woven into the fabric of the day-to-day that the full extent of his impact goes unnoticed until, thanks to an observant mouse, it is recognized. A lovely choice for most shelves." - School Library Journal
Finalist at the 2017 International Book Awards in the Category Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction,
A loving tribute to problem-solvers, quarrel menders, and peacemakers.--Kirkus Reviews
One of the Best New Picture Books, April 2017 - The Children's Book Review--The Children's Book Review
(...) In lush, richly rendered paintings, Galán (It's a Pain to Be a Princess!) creates an enchanting forest community; crisp blue day gives way to a spectacular sunset and a night lit by candles that cast a furious orange glow. - Publishers Weekly--PW
Praise for The Lonely Mailman

"...the artist unifies the palette throughout with such touches as the red wings of butterflies and red, autumnal leaves on the trees. The effect is to suffuse the pages with warmth. A loving tribute to problem-solvers, quarrel menders, and peacemakers."
-Kirkus starred review--Kirkus Reviews