The girl, the heart and the house (La niña, el corazón y la casa)

The girl, the heart and the house (La niña, el corazón y la casa)

Short novel juvenile | Editorial Sudamericana, 2011 | 92 pages

La niña, el corazón y la casa (The Girl, the Heart and the House) tells the story of a girl who manages to give the family heritage, her mother’s and grandmother’s abandonment stories, a new turn through the moving relation she creates with her brother, a boy with Down’s Syndrome. A poetic and taciturn writing, considered by the critics Andruetto’s hallmark.

The reader will find a narrative voice where one can recognize the Saer by Glosa and where very moving characters are built with a lot of subtlety. Eñe Magazine

A book that cuts through your heart. Marina Colasanti

María Teresa Andruetto, who knows very well children and juvenile literature, offers us a story woven with small and precious details as well as with a clever use of repetition, creating an atmosphere able to catch and seduce readers from all ages, like a sweet and soothing lullaby. Liber web, Italy

A book that reaches the soul and remains there foreverFundación Cuatrogatos, Iliana Prieto

Reading Andruetto is not like reading any kind of narrative for young people. It is rather to face the challenge of literature, the shock of an authentic and deeply rooted writing, very different in many cases from the rest of books for young people which are too easily printed today. Cuatrogatos Magazine

Published by: Argentina: Editorial Sudamericana/ Brasil: Global Editora/ Colombia: Babel Libros/ México: Ediciones Castillo/ Italia: Mondarori/ Turkey: Bu Yaynevi