Simak was a great lord who had two children: Simak, who would succeed the throne one day, and Meluye, his beloved daughter. Although Meluye was surrounded by slaves and the most expensive gifts, she was not happy at all. She couldn't leave the palace and she couldn't even learn to read. One day her father announced it was time for her to marry, she started to imagine how she could escape her fate. She begged his father to give her in marriage to the one who could catch the Down Bird, which was "a strange bird, of dazzling colours and sweet trilling, who lived on the green lands, beyond the desert".
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ISBN: 978-84-236-7694-1
Code: 051342
Publication date: 26/07/2005
80 pages
Size: 13.0cm x 19.5cm. Paperback
Cover price: 10.95 
Theme:Children's / Teenage fiction: General, modern and contemporary fiction
Gómez Cerdá, Alfredo

<b>Alfredo Gómez Cerdá </b>was born in Madrid. His first steps were into the theatre. In 1982 he discovered children's literature and felt powerfully attracted to it. Since then he has published over a hundred books for different targets from young readers to adults. He has received some awards: Premio Altea, Lazarillo, El Barco de Vapor, Il Paese dei Bambini (in Italy), ASSITEJ-España (theatre), Fray Luis de León, Gran Angular, Ala Delta, White Raven (in 6 occasions), Premio Hache, Anaya, Cuatrogatos (Miami). In 2008 he received the Cervantes Chico Award for his career in children¡s literature. and in 2009 won the Spanish National Children’s literature Award.<br/> <br/> In 2018, he is the Spanish candidate for the most prestigious international awards: “Hans Christian Andersen” and ALMA (Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award)<br/> <br/> His books have been published in Europe (France, Italy Germany, Portugal, Denmark), Asia (Turkey, Lebanon, China, Korea, Japan) and America (Canada, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina).

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