Un día feliz (The Happy Day)

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A playful tale of forest animals as they awaken from their winter slumber, start running through the woods, and happen upon a magical discovery'a beautiful yellow flower sprouting out of the snow.

Author Biography: Ruth Krauss, a member of the experimental Writer's Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City in the 1940s, imaginatively used humor and invented words to create some of the very first books for children that highlighted the child's inner life. She ...

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Overview

A playful tale of forest animals as they awaken from their winter slumber, start running through the woods, and happen upon a magical discovery'a beautiful yellow flower sprouting out of the snow.

Author Biography: Ruth Krauss, a member of the experimental Writer's Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City in the 1940s, imaginatively used humor and invented words to create some of the very first books for children that highlighted the child's inner life. She collaborated with some of the greatest illustrators in children's literature, including her husband, Crockett Johnson.LANGUAGE: Spanish

In the middle of winter, different forest animals awake and run sniffing through the trees, to discover a single flower growing in the snow.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780060254506
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.93 (w) x 12.07 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Krauss (1901-1993) is the author of over thirty books for children, including the classics The Carrot Seed, illustrated by her husband, Crockett Johnson, and A Hole Is to Dig, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. "Ruth Krauss's intuitive ability as a writer to capture the free-spirited thought processes and laughter of young children ensures her books' widespread acceptance and timeless appeal." So concludes her entry in children's Books and Their Creators (1995).

Marc Simont was born in 1915 in Paris. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Encouraged by his father, Joseph Simont, an artist and staff illustrator for the magazine L'Illustration, Marc Simont drew from a young age. Though he later attended art school in Paris and New York, he considers his father to have been his greatest teacher.

When he was nineteen, Mr. Simont settled in America permanently, determined to support himself as an artist. His first illustrations for a children's book appeared in 1939. Since then, Mr. Simont has illustrated nearly a hundred books, working with authors as diverse as Margaret Wise Brown and James Thurber. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's The Happy Day, and in in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in A Tree is Nice, by Janice May Udry.

Internationally acclaimed for its grace, humor, and beauty, Marc Simont's art is in collections as far afield at the Kijo Picture Book Museum in Japan, but the honor he holds most dear is having been chosen as the 1997 Illustrator of the Year in his native Catalonia. Mr. Simont and his wife have one grown son, two dogs and a cat. They live in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Marc Simont's most recent book is The Stray Dog.

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