Sky Blue Accident / Accidente celeste
Written by Jorge Luján
Illustrated by Piet Grobler
Publication Date April 01, 2007
This sweetly whimsical book describes a little boy who falls from his bicycle and crashes into the sky. The sky shatters, but the little boy puts some of the broken pieces into his pocket and, in the end, saves the day. Jorge Lujan's nonsense rhymes and Piet Grobler's illustrations are a delightfully playful treat for eyes and ears.
Jorge Luján is a prolific and highly respected author and poet. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest illustrators to create an outstanding body of work. His picture books include Stephen and the Beetle, illustrated by Chiara Carrer, Doggy Slippers and Numeralia, illustrated by Isol, Colors! ¡Colores!, illustrated by Piet Grobler, Rooster / Gallo, illustrated by Manuel Monroy and Con el sol en los ojos / With the Sun in My Eyes, illustrated by Morteza Zahedi. Jorge has twice won the Premio de Poesía para Niños de ALIJA (IBBY Argentina), and he has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He is also an architect and musician. His books, songs and videos can be found on his website at www.jorgelujan.com. Jorge lives in Mexico City.
Piet Grobler is South Africa's most celebrated illustrator for children. He has illustrated more than sixty books and has won many awards, including two silver medals at the Noma Concours (Japan), the Octogone de Chene (France) and a plaque at the Biennial of Illustration in Bratislava. His work has been published around the world.
"...whimsical and mysterious in equal measure...will no doubt provoke a lively response." Globe and Mail
"Lujan and Grobler have teamed up to bring readers a delightful, nonsensical romp through the clouds." Criticas Magazine
"The brief poetic and bilingual text is complemented with art that's sure to spark the imagination." School Library Journal