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Cuento de Luz SL

Ayobami and the Names of the Animals

Ayobami and the Names of the Animals

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Winner at The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Books

Ayobami is an African girl who dreams of going to school. After war comes to an end, she can finally return to the schoolhouse. But in order to do so, she has to take a dangerous path through the jungle. Armed only with a piece of paper and a worn-out pencil, she embarks on a hazardous journey to fulfil her unweaving desire to learn and write.
This is a tale about the importance of education, the difficulties that many children have to overcome to go to school, and the perseverance and enthusiasm of those who want to learn.

Guided Reading Level: N, Lexile Level: 550L

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Author: Pilar López Ávila
Publisher: Cuento de Luz SL
Published: 04/01/2018
Pages: 30
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 10.40h x 8.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9788416733422
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2018 pg. 117
Booklist 03/01/2018 pg. 53
School Library Journal 03/01/2018 pg. 78

About the Author
Pilar López Avila, is from Cáceres, Spain, and is teacher of biology for the last twelve years. She is also the mother of three children.

Mar Azabal is a graduate in Geography, specialising in Administration and archive conservation. Her real dream was to create stories through drawing and illustration. She currently resides in Toledo, Spain, and spends her time teaching illustration courses for children, creating stories and enjoying raising her little child.
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