BOOKS
Created: 25th April, 2024

Balam & Lluvia's House

Author: Julio Serrano Echeverría
Illustrator: Yolanda Mosquera
Publisher: Emma Press
Translator: Lawrence Schimel

COLLECTION

Literature

YEAR GROUP

Years 3 and 4

BOOK TYPE

This distinctive book tells stories of family life from a child’s eye view, set in and around the home of siblings Balam and Lluvia. The picturebook format and vignettes of homelife call to mind the work of Shirley Hughes, with an entirely fresh and authentic feel. We are drawn into Balam and Lluvia’s world through the familiar slice-of-life narratives contained within the poems, the evocative artwork, and the sensory poetic language of Schimel’s translation. A quiet and relatable book, which also offers a window into Latin American culture. 

 

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - Balam and Lluvia: English translation by Lawrence Schimel

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - Balam and Lluvia: Original Spanish

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - The Patio: English translation by Lawrence Schimel

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - The Patio: Original Spanish

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - The Patio Gutter: English translation by Lawrence Schimel

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - The patio gutter: Original Spanish

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - The Door to the House: English translation by Lawrence Schimel

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - The door to the house: Original Spanish

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - The Bathroom: English translation by Lawrence Schimel

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - The bathroom: Original Spanish

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - A Poem We Like: English translation by Lawrence Schimel

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Julio Serrano Echeverría - A poem we like: Original Spanish

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