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Juana & Lucas

By Juana Medina
Illustrated by Juana Medina

“Refreshingly original. . . . Medina’s beautiful, vivid prose conjures the Colombian setting with tactile language. . . . The story itself is a giant hug.” — The New York Times Book Review

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, 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 learning the English. Why is it so important to learn a language that makes so little sense? Hilarious, energetic, and utterly relatable, Juana will win over los corazones (the hearts) of readers everywhere.

  • Now in paperback, the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award Winner!
  • Heavily illustrated in full-color throughout, the first in a humorous young chapter book series featuring Juana and her patient dog, Lucas.
  • Set in a Latin American country, featuring a protagonist whose first language is Spanish.

About the author

Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the illustrator of Smick! by Doreen Cronin and Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma by Keith Calabrese. Juana Medina is also the author-illustrator of 1 Big Salad, Sweet Shapes, and Juana & Lucas, which won the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award. She currently lives with her family in Mexico.

ISBN: 9781536206395
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Dimensions: 177 x 227mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

Last updated on 15/07/19 at 01:26:52
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