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Cherry Tree

Alejandro Palomas / Albert Arrayás

The first picture book by bestselling and multi-awarded author Alejandro Palomas, winner of the National Children’s & YA Literature Award!

Gea and Yuki spend their days in their Snowed Forest among the blossomed cherry trees, counting Gea’s freckles one by one and gazing at the stars with Yuki’s telescope.

When Gea turns seven, she swallows a cherry pit. What could have been a trivial incident will have unexpected consequences in their lives.

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«Magical, luminous illustrations bring to life this breathtaking story of friendship. The lyrical Spanish text conveys the simplicity of their friendship while also presenting a deep look at how children process things that are greater than ourselves. [..] Unique and mesmerizing, this layered Spanish-language picture book is sure to inspire endless thoughts and discussions.» School Library Journal (Starred Review)


  • Internationally published writer: his work has been published in 22 languages.
  • Poetic text by bestselling author, Alejandro Palomas, awarded with the National Children’s & YA Literature Award.
  • A magical and tender story about friendship, and open to many interpretations.
  • A warm and joyful perspective on grief and loss through emotional and gentle illustrations.
  • Has a handful of parallels with The Little Prince, and all the elements to become a timeless tale.
Title Cherry Tree
Author Alejandro Palomas
Illustrator Albert Arrayás
ISBN (Original Version) 978-84-18304-27-9
Size and Format Hard Cover – 25 x 25 cm
Pages 48
Age Range 4+

Alejandro Palomas (Barcelona, 1967) has an English Philology degree and a Master in Poetics from the New College of San Francisco. He is a journalist, translator and author of 20 books. In 2016 he received the Children’s and Young Adult Literature National Award and he was also awarded the Premio Nadal in 2018 for his trilogy.

His work has been adapted in movies and plays, and has been published in more than 20 languages. Cherry Tree is his first children picture book.

Photo © Sofía Toscano

Albert Arrayás (1990) has worked as an illustrator since he finished his degree in 2012 and has already published more than 30 books. In his short but intense career, he has worked with various magazines, fanzines and companies. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. His artistic work is characterized by his pencil stroke and his watercolor stains, and recognized for the sensitivity and emotion that it conveys – one of its greatest qualities.

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