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Books I Didn’t Buy in Spain September 15, 2013

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We didn’t end up seeking out bookstores in either Barcelona or San Sebastian. But in the coastal city of A Coruña, the place our ancestors came from, we did find some large and small stores to explore. A few titles I found, and comments:

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These dreamy, lush pictures reminded me of the work of Rebecca Dautremer that we saw in France.

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Two more animal books, along with the standout I saw–Bandada, by David Daniel Alvarez Hernandez and Maria Julia Diaz Garrido. The detailed spreads in muted tones recall Shaun Tan’s seminal work in The Arrival. I was intrigued to note that the Spanish term for picture books is ‘Albumes ilustrados’ or ‘Illustrated albums.’

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Galicia has its own regional language along with Spanish (Galician, or galego) and I was interested to see that quite a few titles have been translated from English as well as from Spanish into Galician, including this one from Australia.

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It’s a new Red Balloon! But in Spanish, and not set in Paris. Still, the title immediately grabbed me. It’s similar to Antoinette Portis’ Not a Box, with simple shapes transformed into various objects using imagination.

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