El mar es redondo

De Sylvie neeman
Illustrated by Albertine zullo

Tina works on a boat; Tidy the cabins, make the beds, clean the windows. Sometimes the cabins do not have a window, so Tina hangs a large photo on the wall where you can see the sea and the sky; it is almost the same. Antonio is a cook on another ship. He spends the day peeling carrots, cutting zucchini, chopping parsley; and every night, she makes pasta with tomato, stuffed flowers, and ice cream. Two ships cross the seas. Two destinations will cross until they meet again.

From illustrator Albertine, winner of the prestigious 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award. 

Originally published in French.


Recommended for 5 to 8 years
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 30,5 x 21 cm
Pages: 28
Vintage: 2016
ISBN: 978-956-364-005-2


Albertine, the illustrator of The Sea is Round, won the prestigious 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award for her illustrations for children's books. The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and illustrator of children's books. Awarded every two years by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), the awards recognize the achievements of a lifetime of professional work, whose works have made an important and lasting contribution to children's literature. Albertine creates books with multiple levels of interpretation, with drawings made with infinite precision, lively and full of humor, ”the International Union for Youth Books (IBBY), which grants the distinction, said in a statement.



Sylvie Neeman Romascano was born in Switzerland. Today, he lives in Clarens (Vaud); he takes French and literature classes, and has already done collaborations for the Écriture magazine. In 2001, he published his first novel, Rien n'est arrivé ("Nothing happened") with the Denoël publishing house. Amanuta published his book Quelque chose de grand («Something big») –From the Swiss publishing house La Joie de lire– in Spanish.

Albertine zullo, or just Albertine, is the pseudonym of the Swiss illustrator Albertine Gros. He studied Decorative Arts at the Higher School of Visual Arts in Geneva and has participated in numerous exhibitions both in Switzerland and abroad. She was the first Swiss artist to win the prestigious Pomme d'Or award in Bratislava, in addition to the Prix Jeunesse et Médias in 2009. In 2012, her book Les oiseaux was selected among the 10 best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review .