Anno's Spain by Mitsumasa Anno - HardbackAnno's Spain, when first published in France, was titled In the Footsteps of Don Quixote-fitting
for our gentle hero tracing the paths of the chivalrous Don Quixote
tilting at windmills. And yet there is so much more here; Anno leads his
readers through scenes rich with historical, literary, artistic, and
architectural beauty. Here the revolutionary genius of Antoni Gaudi is
displayed with Sagrada Familia's tallest tower complete, and
masterpieces by Picasso, Dali, and Velazquez are woven subtly into the
landscape. The youngest readers will delight to discover Snow White and
the Seven Dwarves, and Columbus's Santa Maria anchored just offshore, beckons the curious to take this delightful adventure through Spain's rich and varied landscape.
About the Author: Mitsumasa
Anno, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his lasting
contribution to children's literature, is a lover of travel and culture.
Anno's books, through their unique perspective and mischievous sense of
humor, have opened to children across the world, cultures and lands
distant from their own. Without words Anno conveys the beauty, humanity,
and value of all people in all times and places. As he notes, "There
are differences in people, different styles of housing, social
differences, different cultures all over the world. But perhaps what
lies at the bottom of the heart of each human being is the same, an
Born in Tsuwano, in Western Japan, Mr. Anno studied
both art and mathematics before teaching school for ten years. He has
written and illustrated over 20 books for children. He makes his home in
a suburb of Tokyo. He is married and has two children.