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My Neighborhood

My Neighborhood

Current price: $18.95
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Tapioca Stories


Every morning, Ms. Marta goes out to check that the world is how it should be: her friends sitting on a terrace playing cards, the beach where it always is, children playing in the playground.

With illustrations full of color and colorful characters, My Neighborhood, shows the reader the world through the eyes of elderly Ms. Marta and demonstrates the wonder of diversity that surrounds us throughout our lives. The poignant message is balanced with simple text and detail-rich, illustrations full of comical visual surprises. The artwork combines watercolors, and photo-transfer collage, for a fun medley of people and faces in the neighborhood--visiting the school, beach, hair salon, clinic, and more.

My Neighborhood is a celebration of community that highlights the beauty of its everyday rhythms and routines, as well as offering a heartwarming meditation on what it means to grow old when surrounded by loving friends and neighbors.

About the Publisher

Tapioca Stories, a New York-based publishing house with Latin American soul, introduces young English readers to the finest Latin American children's books, originally written in Spanish and Portuguese.

About the Author

María José Ferrada has a degree in Social Communication from the Universidad Diego Portales in Chile. She studied Applied Linguistics in Translation at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile and has a Masters in Asian Studies from the Universidad de Barcelona. Her previous works include El idioma secreto (The Secret Language), winner of the Orihuela Prize. Ana Penyas has a degree in Industrial Design and Fine Art from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. She has been selected several times to appear at the Madrid Ilustrísima Illustration Fair and the Valencia Tenderete self-publishing fair with different self-published projects. She received a special mention at Iberoamérica Ilustra 2015 and won the prize the following year.