Walk with Me

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Groundwood Books
Publish Date
Pages
35
Dimensions
9.1 X 0.5 X 9.2 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781554988570
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About the Author

Jairo Buitrago is a children's book author who has collaborated with Rafael Yockteng on several award-winning picture books, including Jimmy the Greatest! (which received six starred reviews) and Two White Rabbits (which has received one starred review). Together, Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng have won the A la Orilla del Viento contest (Fondo de Cultura Económica de México), and their books have been included in IBBY's Honor List, Los mejores libros del año (Venezuela's Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare and the White Ravens Catalogue. He lives in Columbia.

Rafael Yockteng has illustrated many highly acclaimed children's books, including Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup by Jorge Argueta (USBBY Outstanding International Books), and Jimmy the Greatest! (which received six starred reviews) and Two White Rabbits (which has received one starred review) by Jairo Buitrago. Together, Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng have won the A la Orilla del Viento contest (Fondo de Cultura Económica de México), and their books have been included in IBBY's Honor List, Los mejores libros del año (Venezuela's Banco del Libro), Kirkus Best Books, the Horn Book Fanfare and the White Ravens Catalogue. He lives in Columbia.

Reviews

Praise for Walk with Me

Kirkus Prize Finalist
Kirkus Best Picture Books 2017
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
School Library Journal Best Books 2017
ALSC Notable Children's Books
Cooperative Children's Book Center Best of the Year

"Emotionally resonant in the loveliest of ways." -- Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

"With guided discussion, youngsters can see beyond the deceptive simplicity of this poignant story. A strong choice for all collections." -- School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"The duo behind Two White Rabbits returns with another compassionate portrait of a child negotiating difficult circumstances with grace." -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

"The richly colored, expressionistic multimedia illustrations add a great deal of depth to the minimal text." -- Booklist

"Buitrago and Yockteng present a beautiful and complex story of courage and hope where there seems to be none." -- Horn Book

"Walk With Me is refreshingly original, consistently entertaining, and very highly recommended." -- Midwest Book Review

Praise for Two White Rabbits by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng

Kirkus Best Picture Books of the Year
School Library Journal Best Picture Books of the Year
NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, Recommended Book

"This simple, yet poignant picture book beautifully illustrates the life of one migrating family ... An important and timely picture book for every library collection." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"A masterpiece of understatement. In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches." -- Kirkus, starred review

"Hope and hardship coexist in this haunting look at refugees fleeing home in hopes of a safer, more secure life." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Jimmy the Greatest! by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng

Kirkus Best Children's Books
Horn Book Fanfare
School Library Journal's 100 Magnificent Children's Books

"Eye-opening inspiration in this unassuming import from Colombia." -- Kirkus, starred review

"This gentle tale of self-fulfillment and acceptance will be a winning addition to collections." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"In a world where so many must leave their homes to find work, it's inspiring to see Jimmy able to do a truly great thing, right where he wants to." -- Horn Book, starred review
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