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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Sofia La Golondrina
by Almudena Taboada
Age Range: 6-8
Included in the ‘Reading the Way’: Inclusive Books from Around the World Research and the ‘Reading the Way 2’ Project.
This book is not available in English. An English Translation was provided by the publisher for the RtW project.
Sofia the Swallow has not been able to see since she was born, but she has learned to do lots of things by herself, without help. This is because her mother and Braileto the owl have taught her how to predict the weather, to sing and, most importantly of all, to orientate herself when flying.
Spanish publisher Ediciones Grupo SM also produce a series of picture books in their ‘Tales to Feel’ collection entitled ‘I’m Not Different’. Other titles in the series include titles about autism, children with obesity and hyperactivity.