María Elena Walsh

ARGENTINA, 1930-2011

A genuine classic of Argentinean children’s literature whose songs and stories continue to be passed on from generation to generation, María Elena Walsh began her career in 1945 with publications in the magazine El Hogar (where Borges was editor) and the newspaper La Nación. Her first book, Tutu Maramba, was published in 1960 and would be followed by many other celebrated titles, among them A Land I Don’t Remember and Crazy Zoo is in fact a compilation of those curious stories in verse known as limericks in the tradition of Lear. She is the creator of such unforgettable characters as Manuelita the Turtle and many others who appear in stories and songs recorded by personalities among the likes of Joan Manuel Serrat and Mercedes Sosa. Her books are regularly reprinted and have sold several million copies.

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By María Elena Walsh

  • El diablo inglés

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2014

  • Versos tradicionales para cebollitas

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2014

  • Perro salchicha

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2013

  • El mono liso

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2013

  • El brujito de Gulubú

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2013

  • El paquete de osofete

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2013

  • La sirena y el capitán

    CHILDREN BOOK, 2013

  • Murrungato del zapato

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2013

  • Chaucha y Palito

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2012

  • Manuelita la tortuga

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2012

  • Cuentopos de Gulubú

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2011

  • An Elephantasy

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2011

    Dailan Kifki is a friendly elephant that appears one fine day at the house of the main character and changes the life of the entire family. Because, while it may be hard to believe, raising an...

  • Zoo loco

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2011

    The characters in Zoo loco find themselves in unusual situations and doing ridiculous things. In these poems we learn why the earthworm is unhappy, what a turkey said in Ensenada, the secret of...

  • El reino del revés

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2011

  • Ghosts in the Park

    AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL, 2008

    In this new work, the author evokes unforgettable loves, teachers and friends such as Juan Ramón Jiménez, Pablo Neruda and Silvina Ocampo, among others. A pleasant mix of fiction...

  • Canciones para mirar

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2008

  • Manuelita, ¿dónde vas?

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2006

  • La vaca de Humahuaca

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2006

  • Don Fresquete

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2005

  • ¡Cuánto cuento!

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2004

  • Novios de antaño

    NOVEL, 2004

  • Viajes y homenajes

    ESSAY, 2004

  • Poemas y canciones

    POETRY, 2004

  • Hotel Pioho's Palace

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2002

     

  • La nube traicionera

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2000

  • Tutú Marambá

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2000

  • Pocopan

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2000

  • Osias el osito

    Osias el osito

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1998

  • Martín Pescador y el delfín domador

    Martín Pescador y el delfín domador

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1996

  • El gatopardo y la princesa Monilda

    El gatopardo y la princesa Monilda

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1996

  • El enanito y las siete Blancanieves

    El enanito y las siete Blancanieves

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1996

  • La foca loca

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1996

  • La plapla

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1996

  • Un gato de luna

    Un gato de luna

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1996

  • Una jirafa filarmónica

    Una jirafa filarmónica

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1996

  • Desventuras en el país de los infantes

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1993

  • Bisa vuela

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1985

  • Los poemas

    POETRY, 1984

  • A la madre

    POETRY, 1981

  • Cancionero contra el mal de ojo

    POETRY, 1976

  • El país de la geometría

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1974

  • Angelito

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1974

  • Juguemos en el mundo

    POETRY, 1970

  • Versos folklóricos para cebollitas

    CHILDREN BOOK, 1967

  • Aire libre

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1967

  • Versos para cebollitas

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1966

  • Hecho a mano

    POETRY, 1965

  • Tres morrongos

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1961

  • Circo de bichos

    Circo de bichos

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1961

  • La familia Polillal

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1960

  • La mona Jacinta

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 1960

  • Casi milagro

    POETRY, 1958

  • Baladas con ángel

    POETRY, 1951

  • Apenas viaje

    POETRY, 1948

  • Otoño imperdonable

    POETRY, 1948

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