His illustrated children's books have international appeal
and most are available in English or Spanish
     

  Illustrated by Luis Garay, this book with Monica Hughes is   available in English or Spanish. This book was published in   collaboration with UNICEF Canada.

  For ages 4 and up.

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  Illustrated by Luis Garay, this book with Jorge Argueta is   about a boy with two homes — California and El Salvador —   and his adventures in both places. Available in English and   Spanish.

  For ages 4 and up.

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  Buy direct from publisher at Groundwood Books
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Luis Garay wrote and illustrated this book about a boy who sells newspapers to support his family and dreams of owning his own kite.

For ages 6 and up.

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With wonderful historical illustrations by Luis Garay, this book brings together Latin American tales from two cultures with editor Patricia Aldana and translator Hugh Hazelton. Available in English and Spanish.

  For ages 7 and up.

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Luis Garay wrote and illustrated this book about a boy who shines shoes so he can buy a bicycle.

Buy direct from publisher at Fitzhenry & Whiteside

For ages 6 and up.

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 Written and illustrated by Luis  Garay, the story is of a Latin  American boy whose family is  forced to move north  because of war.

 The book is out of print but  used copies can be found.


 For ages 6 and up.

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Illustrated by Luis Garay and written by Elisa Amado. A little girl sees life in opposite worlds, living with her father and one grandmother in a wealthy home and visiting her cousin in her other grandmother's home, which is poor but vibrant.

  For ages 5 and up.

  English version is out of print, but used copies can be found
  Buy Spanish version from publisher at Groundwood Books

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'Creation Stories' series 
Luis Garay is working on a series of the creation stories of the Mayas, the Aztecs, and the Incas. The first in the series, with author Victor Montejo, is Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya, for ages 9 and up. Luis is working on illustrations for the next book in the series, which will be on Quetzalcoatl, the Feather Snake God of the Aztecs.

See review of Popol Vuh below.

Already available in English:

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Review of Popol Vuh from the School Library Journal:

Wrathful and kindhearted gods, giants, mortals, jaguars, and colorful birds are some of the characters and creatures that inhabit this creation story and genealogy recorded in the K'iche' (or Quich?) language in 1558 and discovered in 1701 by a Spanish priest. Children will enjoy this accessible retelling of a story that has largely been unavailable in English. Vivid characterizations, tales of revenge and forbidden fruit, tests of wit and strength, and explanations of why deer have short tails and monkeys live in trees are all here. Full- and double-page paintings rich in color and detail illustrate the volume. A beautifully designed book to be savored on its own or as a source for cultural or comparative studies.

Daryl Grabarek, School Library Journal
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