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Anno's Spain (Anno's Journey #5)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The imaginative Anno takes us through Spain in his newest journey book, featuring twenty-one colorful, wordless spreads, depicting the enchanting cities and eras of this intriguing country. Discover once again—puzzle-like—the historic moments, hidden literary and artistic details, and, of course, discover Anno himself, as he wanders the unfolding countrysides. Mitsumasa An ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published February 23rd 2004 by Philomel (first published 2003)
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I love this book. Though there are no words, I believe this book would be great to snuggle up with a child and observe each page and inquire as to what the people are doing, what the buildings are, etc. Truly allowing the child to guide their discovery of Spain through the eyes of Mitsumasa Anno, children can go from the book to the internet to learn more about "corrida de toros" and the "Fiesta de la Merce" (see video here: Students can compare and con ...more
I wasn't expecting a book with no words at all, but it was just the thing to keep the older of my charges interested. He loves art, and was fascinated by all the tiny details Anno put into his illustrations. It's opened up a whole new world of topics for him to explore!
This book is set in Spain and takes you on a journey through the country in pictures/illustrations alone. It walks you through a beautiful wordless story of how the people in Spain live and work and play.

The pictures reflect the culture of a working community: fishermen, farmers, guards, a farmer's market, etc...It also reflects a community that knows how to play, from kids playing soccer, running through the streets, dancing in the streets, bullfighting, and so forth. Another wonderful characte
After exploring, seeing and searching through Anno's USA I was curious to see how Anno represents other countries in his wordless books, in the case Spain. Like Anno's USA, Anno's Spain shows images of Spain from the past. In every page, it is exciting to find pieces of art or monuments that I can recognize. He also depicts images of the culture, architecture and events representative of Spain. This type of books could invite interesting conversations but also it could be helpful if students are ...more
Beautiful illustrations of cities, villages, churches, the people and the pastimes of Spain. There are religious feast days and festivals like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, pastoral scenes with field workers harvesting olives, then pressing them to make olive oil, a fishing village with the fishermen's nets hung out to dry in the sun. I particularly liked the drawing of an outdoor wedding that takes place in the plaza in front of the town church. Round to one side servants are setting th ...more
This book has different scenes from Spain. It is wordless. It could be fun for kids to get an idea of what a different country would look like.
Beautiful scenery, beautiful and artistic, I like following Anno on his horse on these journey's.
Super cool, but not for an 18 month old child.
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Mitsumasa Anno (born March 20, 1926) is a Japanese illustrator and writer of children's books, known best for picture books with few or no words. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1984 for his "lasting contribution to children's literature".

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