Lala and the Pond by The Rock: Lala y el Charco de la Piedra

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Snow Fountain Press
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8.5 X 8.5 X 0.25 inches | 0.73 pounds

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About the Author
Susana Illera Martínez is an award-winning Colombian author, creative designer, and bilingual writer living in Miami, Florida.

In 2018 she independently published her first book titled Clara, a collection of poems written in her early life, which marked the beginning of her public career as a writer. In 2019 she published Lala, A Different Lizard (Una lagartija diferente). A bilingual picture book that has been awarded and recognized in multiple literary contests and became the first book in the Lala the Lizard(R) Series, which already includes three titles published in the US (Snow Fountain Press), Spain (Hola Monstruo), and PalBooks (Colombia).

Since 2021 Susana has been collaborating with Disney Publishing Worldwide writing original stories based on the movie Encanto. Her bilingual story El don de una familia (The Gift of Family) was published in the United States with Penguin Random House.
AWARD WINNING AUTHOR & CREATIVE---------------------------------------------------------Susana is a writer, designer, and aspiring poet from the beautiful Cali, Colombia. She lives in Miami, Florida where she enjoys taking pictures of sunsets, her orchids, and her two cats.Among her published works in Spanish, we can find Clara Cuentos & Poemas, an anthology of poems that combines the emotional contrasts of her life; and, Lo que escribo en la arena (Cuentos y otras cosas que se olvidan), a collection of stories, micro-stories and illustrations that reflect the author's versatile style and approach to a wide variety of topics; definitely a great read for young and adult audiences.Inspired by her love for storytelling and juvenile literature; Susana, in collaboration with Snow Fountain Press, published her first children's book: Lala, a different kind of lizard (Una lagartija diferente). This title was recognized in 2020 with second place in the International Latino Book Awards in the category of Most Inspirational Children's Picture books and became the first book in the Lala the Lizard(TM) bilingual series, followed by Lala and the Pond by The Rock (Lala y el Charco de la Piedra), which is now available.In 2021, she teamed up with Disney's Publishing Editors and the Disney Story Book Art Team to publish the first Bilingual Pictureback(R) book based on Encanto, Disney's film about an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia. El don de una familia/The Gift of Family, is set to release in October from Random House Children's Books.Learn more about the author at