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El día del agua (Water Day)

Illustrated by Olivia Sua / Translated by Alexis Romay



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About The Book

Un alegre libro de la aclamada autora Margarita Engle en el que cuenta cómo una niña y su comunidad celebran la llegada del aguador, que los visita semanalmente para distribuir agua al pueblo.

Los días del agua son días atareados,
días agradecidos, días risueños,
días sedientos.

Un pequeño pueblo ya no tiene suficiente suministro de agua, pero una niña y sus vecinos reciben la ayuda del aguador. Cuando él viene al pueblo, el agua fluye como la esperanza para toda la familia, y todos celebran su llegada.

About The Author

Photograph (c) Shevaun Williams

Margarita Engle is the Cuban American author of many books including the verse novels Rima’s RebellionYour Heart, My SkyWith a Star in My HandThe Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner; and The Lightning Dreamer. Her verse memoirs include Soaring Earth and Enchanted Air, which received the Pura Belpré Award, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor, and was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, among others. Her picture books include Drum Dream GirlDancing Hands, and The Flying Girl. Visit her at

About The Illustrator

Olivia Sua is an artist who creates elaborate works of painted cut paper. She was born in Washington State and now resides in Beaverton, Oregon. In 2020, Olivia graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art with a BFA in illustration. When she’s not illustrating, Olivia likes to grow plants from the windowsill of her apartment, quilt, and wander the public library. Visit her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 22, 2023)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665926942
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
  • Bank Street Best Spanish Picture Books

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