Winner at the 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards en 2017 and the 2018 International Latino Book Awards. An endearing story about the value of experience and wisdom acquired with the passing of the years.
Daisy was born on a spring morning many many years ago in a meadow full of daisies: hence her special name. As the years passed, the donkey grew up and helped her owners, who treated her as family. Daisy was very popular on the farm: She helped to bring in firewood, she played with the children, and she took them for walks. And all day and all night, she kept a close watch to make sure the wolf kept away from the farm.
Time passed and the donkey, despite her maturity, was still the star of the farm although over the years she had lost the agility, strength and hearing that once characterized her so well. One rainy afternoon, a beautiful young pony arrived at the farm. Dazzle was full of life, and all the animals looked at him with amazement. All the animals admired him, and Daisy was no longer center of attention...
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Author: Carmen Gil
Publisher: Cuento de Luz SL
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.30h x 8.40w x 0.40d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2017
School Library Journal 11/01/2017
About the Author
Carmen Gil Martínez (Cádiz, 1962) is a Spanish writer and Literature teacher who writes and illustrates stories, theater and poetry for children. She began publishing books in 2003, date from which more than 90 of her works have been published, many of them translated into various languages, apart from all those of the Spanish territory. She specializes in children's literature, work that she shares with teaching and cultural animation for children. She has carried out theater projects, puppets, storytelling, dance workshops, etc. She teaches poetry courses in primary schools. She gives talks to encourage reading for families and teachers. She collaborates with various institutions (Instituto Cervantes, Centro Andaluz de las Letras, Autonomous Governments, Universities ...) giving some conferences and holding meetings with readers. In 2011, the Junta de Andalucía awarded him the Gold Medal of Merit in Education for his work to encourage reading.
The award-winning illustrator Silvia Álvarez was born in the tropical coastal city of La Ceiba, Honduras, by a Honduran father and a Spanish mother. At the age of seven she moved to Spain now living in Seville where she graduated in Fine Arts. She was awarded Gold Medal at the International Latino Book Awards for his artwork in Daisy (Cuento de luz, 2017).