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Juana & Lucas

By Juana Medina
Illustrated by Juana Medina

Winner of the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award Fans of Judy Moody and Clarice Bean will love Juana, the spunky young Colombian girl who stars in this playful, abundantly illustrated series.

Juana loves many things — drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogotá, Colombia, and especially her dog, Lucas, the best amigo ever. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, solving math problems, or going to dance class. And she especially does not love learning the English. Why is it so important to learn a language that makes so little sense? But when Juana’s abuelos tell her about a special trip they are planning—one that Juana will need to speak English to go on—Juana begins to wonder whether learning the English might be a good use of her time after all. Hilarious, energetic, and utterly relatable, Juana will win over los corazones — the heartsof readers everywhere in her first adventure, presented by namesake Juana Medina.

  • A noteworthy publication event: an English-language original acquisition set in a Latin American country, featuring a protagonist whose first language is Spanish. These elements are part of the book's irresistible appeal.
  • Heavily illustrated in full-color throughout, the first in a humorous young chapter book series featuring Juana and her patient dog, Lucas.
  • Native English speakers will appreciate a glimpse into the challenges of being an immigrant, faced with learning a new language and new customs. Native Spanish speakers living in an English-speaking country will be excited to see themselves represented in a book created by an artist.

About the author

Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the illustrator of Smick! by Doreen Cronin and the author-illustrator of One Big Salad. Juana Medina has studied and taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and now teaches at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University. She lives in Washington, D.C.

ISBN: 9780763672089
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Dimensions: 177 x 227mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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