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¿Dónde Está Simón, Sandy?
El Cuento Sobre una Burrita Que Se Negó a Renunciar
by Donna Seim, Illustrated by Susan Spellman
In ¿Dónde Está Simón, Sandy? Donna brings to print a folktale that has been passed down by word of mouth for generations. The story brings to life the charm of The Turks and Caicos Islands and its people. On an island in the Caribbean lived an old man named Simon and his little donkey, Sandy. Simon lived in a stone cottage with Blackie the cat. He had built a shed especially for Sandy. He shared his yard with Bupper the rooster and some very chatty hens. Everyday Simon would hitch Sandy up to her cart and fill all the pails with fresh water from the well. Simon and Sandy would walk to town to deliver the pails brimming with water to the townspeople. Sandy loved her job delivering the water, she knew each and every gate by heart. Then one day…
This title has won 2 awards; Mom’s Choice Awards Distinguished Honoree and Gold Metal Winner for Children’s Picture Book; Peoples, Places and Cultures, and Finalist in the National Independent Excellence Book Awards for Children’s Picture Book!
About the Author
Author Donna Seim is the award-winning author of three children’s picture books and three middle grade readers. Where is Simon, Sandy? is set on the island of Grand Turk. It is the story of a little donkey that wouldn’t quit. Satchi and Little Star is the story of an island girl who tries to catch and tame a wild horse. Bella and Jingles is the story of a girl who rescues a baby polar bear, and the award winner of best picture book ages 6 and up for Indie Awards 2020. Cheeky and Charlemagne is a North Country adventure with two furry friends, who save their friends from the trappers. Hurricane Mia is an adventure story of a young girl who sets out to find the tea that cures everything. Charley, set in 1910, is based on a true story of a streetwise city boy from Boston who, after being abandoned, finds himself taken in by a dairy farming family in rural Maine. Charley has inspired a stage play, which has been performed twice.
Donna is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a BSSW in the field of social welfare. She holds a MA in Special Education from Lesley University. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Donna lives in Newbury, Massachusetts, with her husband, Martin, and her dog, Charlie.
You can see more of her work at www.donnaseim.com.
About the Illustrator
Artist Susan Spellman pursues a dual career as a fine artist and as an illustrator with extensive experience in painting, portraiture, and children’s book illustration. Her work can be viewed at: www.suespellmanstudio.com. Her fine art work can be viewed at: www.spellmancollection.com.
She has illustrated six previous titles by Donna Seim.