A sheet of paper blown about by a sandstorm ends up in the hands of Moussa. He immediately thinks about using it to make a drawing of his village Thille Boubacar for his father, who lives abroad. But the whole village does not fit on one page.

Moussa undertakes a tour through different typical scenes in the daily life of his Senegalese town to work out what his father might like best, but it is hard for him to make a decision. Luckily, he has the help of his friend Mariama.

The illustrations incorporate the original drawings made by the children of Thille Boubacar.

by Rocío Araya and Roser Rimbau


  • White Ravens 2018

Takatuka | hc | 40 pp | 215 x 260 mm | 2018 | 6+

Rights sold: Portuguese (Brinque Book)

Link to entry on the White Ravens website

[original Spanish title: La carta]