Last week I started a series of posts depicting great Spanish reads. What I love about the books I am sharing is that they are written in Spanish (not translated), so you can really get to appreciate the beauty of the language…so wonderfully rich. Here is this week’s pick:
Awards: Ilustre Municipalidad de Santiago and “The White Ravens 2013″, Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Alemania, 2013
Editorial:Amanuta CLICK HEREif you are interested in buying the book (not available at Amazon)
I will begin by saying that this is NOT your typical ‘Caperucita roja’ or Little Red Riding Hood story. While the plot develops as expected, is the language (some words in particular) that had me looking for a dictionary on more than two occasions (I used the RAE Online…much easier than a paper dictionary. And no…my context clues strategies did not work here). Yes, Spanish is my first language and I thought I was somewhat competent with words, but Gabriela Mistral plays so well with palabras that she happens to find just the ‘right’ places to surprise readers with her written talent. Take the words maese lobo for example. It had to be an adjective and I thought it may be somewhere in the lines of sneaky or malicious, but maestro was not near my predictions. I cannot recommend this book enough as it would be a magnificent addition to any classroom or household. Yet, since the language is sophisticated, I would suggest this be a ‘family read’ (what great discussions the words may bring). One more thing that makes this book great…illustrations: so rich, colorful and eye-catching.
When was the last time you read Caperucita roja or The Little Red Riding Hood? *The opinions expressed in this post are completely my own. I have not been compensated by anyone including the publisher or any other distribution channels.
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