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Josep Vallverdú

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    Josep Vallverdú © EFE






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"Writer, playwright, and essayist. He is prominent especially in the field of children’s literature, where he ranks as one of the biggest voice in the Catalan language."

Vallverdú was born in Lleida in 1923. Graduating with a degree in Classical Philosophy from the University of Barcelona, he began working as a translator for various publishers. His first books written in Catalan began appearing during the 60’s. He shares his literary labours with teaching in schools and institutes, and collaboration with written media. In1983, the Town Council of Lleida created an award in his name: The Joseph Vallverdú essay award. In addition to children’s literature, Vallverdú has written in other genres such as theatre, essays, travel books and textbooks. He has received, among other awards, the National Children’s and Young People’s Literature Award in 1983 for his book “Saberut i Cua-Verd”, and the Catalan Literary Arts Honor in 2000.


National Children's and Young People's Literature Award (1983)

Essential works

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    Sabiondo y Colaverde

    This is the story of the friendship and a conversation between ‘Saberut’, a young and vain pigeon, who is quite full of herself and an old and peaceful lizard, ‘Cua-Verd’.

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  • The Will of John Silver

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