(Andana, 2019)
Illustrated by: Noemí Villamuza
Children’s-youth narrative award in valencian Ciutat de Dénia 2019
Novel: children’s
Literary style: narrative
Language: catalan, spanish
Tags: family, friendship, inner child, memory, empathy
Recommended for: primary school

Luna and her grandmother only have each other. When they lose the flat they live in, they move into the old family home, because that’s all they have left: an old house by the sea, located on a very small island, perhaps the smallest in the world. There, Luna will meet a pretty upset girl and an incredibly mysterious boy. Finding out about the past, discovering a fantastic creature, and tightening ties with the people around you will make you wonder if the island shouldn’t be much bigger than you thought.

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What readers say

«The story is so well written and so beautiful that I have to confess that it made me cry. If you have children, do not hesitate, this is the ideal book for those who love to read.»

Carme Laguarda, philologist, translator and bass player of Canta Canalla.

«When I read a novel by Muriel, it always occurs to me that it transports me deep into the world she creates. Talking about his writing is talking about closeness. It delves into the minds of the characters and draws them to us with all the details. Muriel creates characters that get engraved on your skin.»

Mar Font, teacher and writer.