The Suitcase

IBBY Honour List 2020 
Who doesn't have the right to fill a suitcase with dreams of a better life?
Summary

Interesting collection of mini narrations, only eight lines each, that have as a common thread a banal object: a suitcase.

It will pass through many hands for more than a century (from 1890 until 2011). It will be the silent witness of all the events humanity has experienced as well as sociocultural changes – industrialisation, migration waves, wars, rock & roll, vintage design…- without being a part of them.

With a concise prose, objective illustrations and a flawless edition (each page is accompanied directly by the year), the book offers a convincing overview of the cultural evolution to whoever reads it, without lecturing or moral judgments

It does nonetheless contain an explanatory chronology in the end, in the form of an appendix.

“A suitcase is not just any object. Its interior can contain many things, or almost nothing. It can be a useless piece of junk, or become a real treasure”.

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Category
Children & Ya
Fiction
Text
Núria Parera
Illustrations
Maria Hergueta
Publisher
Babulinka Books
Year
2018
Language
Spanish
ISBN
978-84-945842-7-5
Pages
96pp
Cover
Hardcover
Size
17x12cm