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Groundwood Spring 2014

  • Reading Levels

    Lexile measure: NP Guided Reading Level: J Reading Recovery Level: 17
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail (CA)

    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Mar 01, 2014 Carton Quantity: 34 $18.95 CAD
  • Supply Detail (US)

    Distributor: Publishers Group West Supplies to: US Availability: Available On Sale Date: Mar 01, 2014 Carton Quantity: 34 $18.95 USD
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By (author): Jorge Luján Illustrated by: Isol Translated by: Susan Ouriou
Jorge Luján ,

Illustrated by :

Isol ,

Translated by :

Susan Ouriou


Groundwood Books - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book, Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Picture book, Printed dust jacket


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 6, Grade (CAN) P - 1, Grade (US) P - 1
Mar 01, 2014
$18.95 CAD


9in x 11.25 x 0.34 in | 0.9 lb

Page Count:

32 pages


Full color throughout
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
  • Short Description
A witty and original counting book, with text by Jorge Luján and art by Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner Isol.

From the first page of this unusual and original collaboration between Jorge Luján and Isol, readers will realize that this is not just another counting book. Whether they are discovering that three is for bedtime kisses, or that five is for secret creatures hiding in a glove, children will delight in the poetic and sometimes surreal text. The illustrations by Isol, winner of the 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, depict a world at once familiar and strange, a place where the three musketeers can suddenly become six, and the ugly duckling is not so ugly after all.

This is a book that presents children with the opportunity to go beyond simply learning to count from zero to ten. The book will encourage very young children (and older ones as well) to create their own meanings and make their own connections between the text and the art.

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. Jorge lives in Mexico City. Visit Jorge Luján's website: http://jorgelujan.com/home.htm

Isol is an award-winning author and illustrator, who has been honored with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to children’s literature. She is renowned for creating picture books, which, as noted in the citation from the ALMA jury, are created “from the eye level of the child.” She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Visit Isol's website: http://www.isol-isol.com.ar/ Visit Isol's blog: http://www.isol-isol.com.ar/

SUSAN OURIOU is an award-winning fiction writer and literary translator with over sixty translations and co-translations of fiction, non-fiction, children’s and young-adult literature to her credit. She has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation. Jane, the Fox and Me, co-translated with Christelle Morelli, was named to IBBY’s Honour List. She has also published Nathan, a novel for young readers. Susan lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Luján reinvents numbers through a fanciful lens. . . . clever [and] child-friendly. - School Library Journal

It's an unexpected way of looking at written characters, but one that will make intuitive sense to children. - Publishers Weekly

Numeralia is the melding of artistic endeavor and creativity, conveying staid concepts with the right blend of quirkiness and originality. - CM Magazine

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