Nelly Palacio Jaramillo was inspired by the birth of her granddaughter, Lucia, to collect the rhymes and verses of her childhood that evolved into Las Nanas, her first book for children.Ms. Jaramillo was born in Cartagena, Colombia, but grew up in nearby Barranquilla. She came to the United States in 1962, and now lives with her husband in Flushing, New York.Elivia Savadier pored over hundreds of photographs of Colombia and of the Jaramillo family before beginning the illustrations for Las Nanas.A native of South Africa, Elivia moved to the United States in 1986. She makes her home in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with her husband and their daughter, Sadye.This is her fourth picture book.
Compiled by/Compilado por Nelly Palacio Jaramillo; Illustrated by/Ilustrado por Elivia
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
This lovingly gathered bilingual Spanish/ English collection includes traditional favorite nursery rhymes, lullabies, and tongue-twisting verse from South America.