Maria Elena Walsh (1930 - 2011) was an Argentinian poet, novelist, musician, playwright, writer and composer, mainly known for her songs and books for children. She was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Prize, and one of the songs she wrote became a civil rights anthem during the military dictatorship in Argentina. She wrote more than 40 children's books over her lifetime, and was considered a 'living legend, cultural hero [and] crest of nearly every childhood'.
This international bestseller is a true delight Outside in World Droll and charming, the friendly elephant Dailan Kifki is happy to join in all the adventures his adopted family embark on with hilarious results. Argentinian author Maria Elena Walsh has frequently been compared to Lewis Carroll for her wonderful inventiveness The Bay Young and old will enjoy the work of this unique artist El Mundo What was written by Maria Elena can be seen as the most important work of all time in its genre, comparable to Lewis Carroll's Alice or Pinocchio Leopoldo Brizuela A fascinating, funny novel with a wicked sense of humor -- Sergio Andricain BBC Move over Dumbo, there's a new elephant in town Tony's Reading List Combines surrealism and humour via an adventure that is every bit as revealing as it is funny Philosophy Football