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I Cannot Sleep

Gracia Iglesias / Ximo Abadía

A modern lullaby with evocative illustrations that will make us dream.

There’s always a blank night when we have to come up with tricks to sleep. Tricks like counting sheep. One little sheep, two little sheep, three… The sheep in I cannot sleep will come into the house and with their imaginative pirouettes will sneakily tuck us in. How many sheep will it take to make us stop counting?

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  • Highly acclaimed illustrator with a contemporary and personal style.
  • A perfect balance between tenderness, humour and poetry.
  • Perfect to read out loud.
Title I Cannot Sleep
Author Gracia Iglesias
Illustrator Ximo Abadía
ISBN (Original Version) 978-84-946815-9-2
Size and Format 19 x 27 cm (portrait) - Hard Cover
Pages 32
Rights sold English (UK, Europe & Commonwealth except for Canada) and German.

Gracia Iglesias has been published in Spain, England, Mexico and Japan. She has actively participated in programs to promote reading through creativity workshops since 1999. She has been working as a professional actress and storyteller since 2008. She has been awarded in several poetry prizes.

Ximo Abadía has published books with more than a dozen Spanish and international publishing houses, and he regularly collaborates with magazines and newspapers. In 2016, he was chosen as one of the illustrators to be included in the Catálogo Iberoamericano de Ilustración. In 2017, it was chosen for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Prize.

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