Tuesday, September 14, 2010

JOE HAYES AND BEN SÁENZ PRIZE-WINNERS NOW IN PAPERBACK

Please note: On the website page for each of the books, directly under the box with title, price and shopping cart button, we've added the GOOGLE PREVIEW feature. Click on that button and you can see a sample of each book. By the way, Cinco Puntos feels very blessed to have these two men publishing books with us.

Dance, Nana, Dance / Baila, Nana, Baila--Joe Hayes’ bilingual collection of stories from the glorious island of Cuba has just been released in paperback. The collection has thirteen tales, a perfect mixture of stories from the Afro-Cuban and Hispano-Cuban traditions, told in Joe’s audience-tested style. His Spanish is perfect, and it reflects the language Joe heard on the island during his many visits there over the last ten years. Dance, Nana, Dance has received many honors--the 2009 Aesop Award; Críticas' Children’s Best Books of 2009; Skipping Stones Honor Book; Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2009; the Anne Izard's Storytellers' Choice Award; and the Américas Book Award Honor Book. Click here to learn more about Joe’s process of creating this book and his visits to Cuba.




Benjamin Saenz' much praised and award-winning children's book The Perfect Season for Dreaming / Un tiempo perfecto para soñar is also now out in paperback. So, what exactly is the perfect season for dreaming? For Octavia Rivera, it’s summer, when the sky is so blue and a few lovely clouds come floating along to decorate it. And on these first long days of summer, he is visited by some very interesting dreams where a cornucopia of wonderful things fall from a piñata. But who can Octavio tell? Tijuana artist Esau Andrade did the magical illustrations. Esau’s work is like Seurat and Magritte becoming best friends. They decide to run away from Europe and take a bus to Guadalajara but the bus gets a flat and they end up painting folk art in a little village in the mountains of Jalisco.

A Perfect Season for Dreaming / Un tiempo perfecto para soñar has been honored on 2008-09 Kids' Indie Next List; with the Tejas Star Book Award; the Paterson Prize Best Book for Children; the Texas Institute of Letters (TIL) Award for Children's Liiterature; Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2009; and as an Américas Book Award Honor Book

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