Winner of: Best Illustrator Silver (tie)-- Nivola Uya, 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards A woman drives a tractor through town and, thanks to the tractor's isy engine, can't hear all the things people say about her as she drives by. They comment on her clothes and her hair, but mostly they seem confused as to why a woman is driving a tractor in the first place. A fun, original tale about turning a deaf ear to negativity and prejudice, this story will inspire children to embrace who they are and to believe they can grow up to be anything they want to be. Guided Reading Level L Lexile Level 1040L
The award-winning author Mar Pavon lives in Spain Nivola Uya is an award-winning illustrator with a degree in Environmental Sciences. She studied Artistic Drawing at the School of Artisan Pintor Sorolla Valencia, Spain, and did a Masters in Graphic Design in the same city. Currently fully dedicated to the world of illustration, living it with real passion and desire to grow and become more immersed with it. From her rural studio at the foot of the Sierra de Mallorca, she likes to illustrate a better world, which do exist, transmit love and warm hearts. Naturalistic sensibility permeates her plastic world and creative process, developing artisanal and ecological painting and illustration techniques.