Books by Jorge Luján

NUMERALIA by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Isol, translated by Susan Ouriou
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 18, 2014

"A whimsical invitation for children to become likewise "lost in daydreams." (Picture book. 6-9)"
An imagination stretcher disguised as a 1-10 counting book. Read full book review >
STEPHEN AND THE BEETLE by Jorge Luján
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A memorable lesson in mindfulness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy's response to a beetle in the garden triggers profound moral questions in this arresting visual tour de force. Read full book review >
CON EL SOL EN LOS OJOS / WITH THE SUN IN MY EYES  by Jorge Luján
Released: March 1, 2012

"Not exactly a heaping helping of words and art, but handsomely designed and rich in the sort of observations that will attract readers for whom silence is "louder than noise." (Poetry. 9-12)"
Broadly daubed, semiabstract views of children and animals illustrate 10 short, reflective lyrics by an Argentinean poet. Read full book review >
DOGGY SLIPPERS by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Isol, translated by Elisa Amado
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Poetic pet snapshots packaged with panache and translated with aplomb. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
Using suggestions from kids in Mexico and Argentina, Luján crafts this refreshing collection of 12 free-verse poems about children's pets. Read full book review >
COLORS! ¡COLORES! by Jorge Luján
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2008

"A lovely book to share, reflect upon and linger over. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Flowing watercolors and charming rhymes in English and Spanish combine to convey the colors of the natural world with simple yet sophisticated grace. Read full book review >
SKY BLUE ACCIDENT/ACCIDENTE CELESTE by Jorge Luján
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"While not essential, this is a vibrantly presented and provocative exploration of the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In Luján's free verse poem, a boy on his way to school collides with the sky and breaks it. Read full book review >
ROOSTER/GALLO by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Manuel Monroy, translated by Elisa Amado
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"The sharp, evocative language should stir children's imaginations as well as pleasing the adults who may be reading to them and who will almost certainly feel that Luján's poem for children is more delightful than many so-called "adult" poems. (Picture book/poetry. 2-4)"
Luján's nine-line poem, ably rendered into English by Amado, is a hymn to the coming and going of the day. Read full book review >