Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 5
- Grade: p to k
- Reading age: 3 to 5
Kiki is a young boy, growing up in Cuba in a house by the sea. He lives with his uncle and grandmother ever since his father sailed off across the ocean in search of a new life. One night, Kiki dreams about a ghost-like woman in white. He is amazed to encounter her the next day on a nearby beach, the same beach his father sailed off from. She leaves him a mysterious gift of colorful stones that give him newfound hope to be reunited with his father.
About the authors
Enrique Peréz Díaz writes for children and young adults. He has also been a journalist in radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. Enrique is the recipient of many awards and accolades for his writing. He is the President of the Cuban Children’s Writers’ Association and the Vice-President of IBBY Cuba. His books include My Ocean (Groundwood Press), and The People of Blue Thoughts (Campanita Books), as well as many books published in Spanish.
Yayo is an acclaimed children’s book illustrator. His work has won many awards, including the Charles Biddle Award and the Prix Lux for his illustrations in Night Sky Wheel Ride. Originally from Columbia, he now lives in Montreal.