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Sharuko Illustrated by Elisa Chavarri Receives Three Starred Reviews

03 Jul 2020

Elisa Chavarri’s next illustrated book, Sharuko: Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello has received 6 shining reviews, including three starred reviews from The Horn Book, Booklist, and School Library Journal. this biography of Peruvian archaeologist, Julio C. Tello, describes the history of his discoveries and Peru’s culture. Booklist praises “Chavarri’s gorgeous watercolor-and-gouache illustrations” saying they “bring to life Tello’s family, his ancestors, moments.” While Kirkus says the “artwork goes a long way toward giving a real sense of place to the narration.” Read the full reviews below. The book comes out August 18, 2020, so get your copy here.


*The Horn Book


*School Library Journal

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The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books