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The story of a snail who discovered the importance of being slow / Luis Sepúlveda ; translated by Nick Caistor ; illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura.

By: Sepúlveda, Luis, 1949- [author.].
Contributor(s): Kitamura, Satoshi [illustrator.] | Caistor, Nick, 1946- [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 80 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781846884139.Subject(s): Snails -- Children's fiction | Conduct of life -- Children's fiction | Individuality in children -- Children's fictionDDC classification: 863.7 Awards: Translated from the Spanish.Summary: In Dandelion Land, a young snail can't stop asking his friends awkward questions, such as: why are we so slow - and why can't we all have our own names? When he is finally banished from the snail community because of this, he is forced to travel the world alone. As he explores in his oh-so-slow way, the snail makes new friends and goes on a series of adventures, gaining wisdom from every new encounter. But when he finds out his friends are in danger, he decides to rush home to warn them. Will he get there in time to save them?
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Rebelde the snail can't stop asking his fellow molluscs awkward questions, starting with: why are we so slow? When he is finally banished from the snail community because of this, he is forced to travel the world alone. As he explores in his slow snail-like way, Rebelde makes new friends and goes on plenty of adventures, gaining wisdom from every new encounter. But when he finds out his friends are in danger, he decides to rush home to warn them. Will he get there in time to save them?<br> Luis Sepúlveda's bestselling The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow is a wonderful ode to diversity and unity, celebrating the importance of being slow in a world obsessed with speed.</p>

Translation of : Historia de un caracol que descubrió la importancia de la lentitud.

In Dandelion Land, a young snail can't stop asking his friends awkward questions, such as: why are we so slow - and why can't we all have our own names? When he is finally banished from the snail community because of this, he is forced to travel the world alone. As he explores in his oh-so-slow way, the snail makes new friends and goes on a series of adventures, gaining wisdom from every new encounter. But when he finds out his friends are in danger, he decides to rush home to warn them. Will he get there in time to save them?

Translated from the Spanish.

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