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Author: Yuyi Morales Narrator: Adriana Sananes Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781681410449
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Frida Kahlo, one of the world’s most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.

Distinguished author and illustrator Yuyi Morales illuminates Frida’s life and work in this elegant and fascinating book, named a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Pura Belpre Award for illustration.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Frida is presented less as a historical figure than as an icon…Frida lives because she loves and creates.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Kahlo’s unusual life story, background, and art have made her a frequent topic of biographies. Morales’s perception of her creative process results in a fresh, winning take on an artist who has rarely been understood.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “[A] luminescent homage to Frida Kahlo.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “With just a few words of English and Spanish…Morales manages to speak on behalf of Frida Kahlo and summarize the artist’s life spent searching, seeing, playing, knowing, and dreaming. She realizes that she understands, loves, and creates, so she can finally declare, ‘I live!’”

    Children’s Literature

  • “There have been several books for young readers about Frida Kahlo, but none has come close to the emotional aesthetic Morales brings to her subject…an ingenious tour de force.”

    Horn Book Guide (starred review)

  • “In this exploration of the imagery of artist Frida Kahlo, brief two- or three-word sentences provide dreamlike narration…[as Frida] opens a bright yellow wooden chest, releasing a fantasy in which playfulness leads to a knowledge, love, creativity, and, ultimately, to her embrace of life.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

  • “Reviewing an audiobook of less than twenty words is a difficult task—even one featuring the colorful Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Adriana Sananes’ narration of this book in both English and Spanish is precise, her pacing leisurely, her voice quiet. She’s the quintessential unobtrusive narrator. Given that author/illustrator Yuyi Morales won a Caldecott Honor Medal for her illustrations, how much better it would be to have this recording as a read-along. Poring over the book while listening will make this book much more vivid for young listeners. A short biography of the artist concludes the production.”


  • A Caldecott Honor Book

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About the Author

Yuyi Morales, born and raised in Mexico, has been a radio producer and children’s book creator since coming to the United States. Her books include Little Night, and its Spanish edition, Nochecita, a 2008 ALA Notable Children’s Book, among others.

About the Narrator

Adriana Sananes is an award-winning actress and an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She narrated the documentary Children of Fate, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award, and has recorded over eighty bestsellers including Loving Che, The Dark Bride, My Sister Frida, The Dirty Girls Social Club, the Grammy-nominated Brown Bear Series by Eric Carle, and the Audie-nominated How the García Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Álvarez.