Bestselling novelist (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents) and children’s (The Tia Lola Stories) author Julia Alvarez’s new Spanish-language picture book is a beautifully crafted poem for children that gently addresses the emotional side of death. The book asks, “When somebody dies, where do they go? / Do they go where the wind goes when it blows? … Do they wink back at me when I wish on a star? Do they whisper, ‘You’re perfect, just as you are’? …” Illustrated by Vermont woodcut artist, Sabra Field, ¿Donde va a parar?, is a beautiful and comforting meditation on death, asking questions young readers of Spanish might have about what happens to those they love after they die.
The English language version of this book, Where Do They Go?, is available in hardcover.