Mi cuaderno de Haikus

De Maria Jose Ferrada
Illustrated by Eleanor Perez

Little Shigeko always carries a notebook with her. On its pages, he writes down the things he is looking at –the flight of the thrush, the leaf that emerges from the tree or the cat that crosses the street– and shapes small poems that, according to his mother, are known by the name of haiku. María José Ferrada shows us that Haikus, small Japanese poems, are a way of writing, which is also a way back, towards the beauty and simplicity that surrounds us. This book is a journey through the seasons of the year, inviting the reader, big or small, to observe nature and capture it in words, just as Japanese poets have been doing for centuries.

Colibrí Medal award winning book, youth non-fiction category, 2018. 

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Recommended for 8 to 12 years
Design: Special bound with papier-mache cover and one-color print
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 20 x 20
Pages: 78
Vintage: 2017
ISBN: 978-956-364-046-5


It is beautiful, beautiful both for me who am an adult and for my 10-year-old daughter, we have done the activities together, an ideal vacation pastime.

Maritza Euler, Amanuta client.


Maria Jose Ferrada He was born in Chile in 1977. His books have been published in various publishing houses, both Chilean and foreign. She has been awarded numerous awards, such as the City of Orihuela for Children's Poetry, the Cuatrogatos Foundation Award, the Banco del Libro de Venezuela Award, the Academy Award for the best book published in Chile 2013, the Municipality of Santiago Award, the 2014 Youth Category, the Marta Award. Brunet and Colibrí Medal 2014, awarded by IBBY Chile.

Eleanor Perez She has a degree in Art, professor of Visual Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Diploma in Illustration from the Autonomous University of Mexico. He has worked for most of the publishing houses in Chile and collaborated for publishers in Mexico, Korea, the US and Brazil. He twice obtained the Colibrí Medal from IBBY Chile.