A letter’s imaginary journey is never easy! This latest title by Sergio Lairla (text) Ana G. Lartitegui (illustrations), is an ode to life, and mostly love and its very complex journey. It is a representation of how chance is part of life and how life itself rarely moves in a straight line. After spending a sleepless night, thinking about what to say to Mr. Lairla, Ms. González writes a letter which smells of cherries, like Mr. Lairla’s tobacco pipe. The cherry smell will catch the attention of the mailman who will undertake an exciting trip to deliver it. Thus begins a story in which different levels of reality are chained together. A unique book where every metaphor is likely to become a literal image, so that the reader will accompany this letter from the mailman’s bag, through a ditch, a fish’s belly, a giant’s throat and many more places until it lands in the hands of Mr. Lairla. The journey of a love letter becomes a dreamed adventure in the pages of this admirably constructed book. First published by the FCE (Mexico) in 2000; winner of an honourable mention in the III Illustrated Contest A la orilla del viento; winner of the first place in the V International Prize for Children and Youth 2000 of CONACULTA (Mexico); this picture book is now presented in a new edition completely renewed, at the level of image, text and design.


  • 40 pages
  • 22 x 31.5 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover

Rights available for...

  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • French
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese (Europe)