Kutu: The Tiny Inca Princess (La Ñusta Diminuta)
Kutu: The Tiny Inca Princess (La Ñusta Diminuta)

Kutu: The Tiny Inca Princess (La Ñusta Diminuta)

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by Mariana Llanos, Illustrated by Uldarico Sarmiento

In this bilingual book, written in English, Spanish and bits of Quechua, we'll meet Ch'illik'utu (Kutu), a princess the size of a cob of maize. When a terrible drought devastate the city of Cusco, where she lives, Kutu sets out on a courageous quest to save her people.

Kutu es una princesa del tamaño de una mazorca de maiz. Cuando la ciudad del Cusco es devastada por una terible sequía, Kutu emprende una travesía para ayudar a salvar a su pueblo. Cuento en inglés, español y salpicado de frases en quechua.


The aurthor, Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian-born writer of children’s literature. She has published several children’s books, including Luca’s Bridge/El puente de Luca (Penny Candy Books,2019), and the award-winning bilingual books Kutu, the Tiny Inca Princess (Campoy-Ada Awards ), Poesia Alada (International Latino Book Awards), Tristan Wolf (IPNE Book Awards), among others. In 2017, Mariana received the Oklahoma Human Rights Award for her work visiting schools around the world via virtual technology, to promote literacy. That same year she was selected as the Best Latino Artist by the Hispanic Arts Council of Oklahoma. Mariana developed an early love for reading and writing in her native Peru. She studied Theater in Lima, but moved to the United States where she decided to pursue her passion: to become a children’s author. She resides in Oklahoma City with her husband and their three children, where she dedicates her time to creating multicultural, poignant, and engaging stories. 

  • Hardcover: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Purple Corn Press (November 30, 2018)
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • ISBN-13: 978-0998616131
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.2"