Florencia Gattari / Sabina Schürmann
Original title: Vestido nuevo
size: 20 x 26 cm / hard cover / 42 pages
A girl receives a nice dress for her birthday. And she just won´t take it off! A whole year will pass by, and the girl grows as big as a tree… so her new birthday will arrive, and with it, a new dress to grow with her.
A poetic text about growth and childhood, with beautiful and fun images, filled with details and textures.
ANA AND THE SEAGULL
Carolina Esses / Raquel Cané
Original title: Ana y la gaviota
size: 24 x 17 cm / hard cover / 32 pages
Ana travels everyday by train and boat to her work: she is a doctor in a small helthcare office for the fishermen and their families. One morning, as she heads for work, a seagull will knock on her windows and ask her to help: it has a hurt wing. Even though this is not Ana´s station, she will climb down the train and help the bird… and, together with it, she will finally get to see the sea.
A beautiful story about dreams and friendship.
INSIDE THE FOREST
Alejandra Fernández Mingorance
Original title: Dentro del bosque
20 x 30 cm / format: acordion / hard cover
A boy runs out from his house and into the woods. We can not see his face: he seems to hide and to be looking for someone at the same time.
Once he arrives at the end of the forest, he stands behind a tree and we can finally see him: he is ready to go back home.
His run back home is printed on the “back” part of the book – for this is an accordion book!
A small format book, without text, that narrates, with a certain extent of suspense, a game of hide and seek, through an enchanted forest.
JULIAN AND THE STONE HORSE
Félix Bruzzone / Germán Wendel
Original title: Julián y el caballo de piedra
20 x 24 cm / hard cover / 40 pages
It is Julian’s birthday, but his mom and dad work all day. As snow falls outside, Julian feels a little lonely, so he decides to make some magic with his mirror.
“Abracadabra” is the magic word, and a succession of various animals will appear and leave his house, until along comes a horse that will take the child on a great adventure.
This is Bruzzone’s second book (the first is Julián en el espejo – Julián Inside the Mirror). Wendel’s paintings bring the strangeness and nonsensical side of the narration up front.
JULIAN IN THE MIRROR
Félix Bruzzone / Pablo Derka
Original title: Julián en el espejo
20 x 24 cm / hard cover / 48 pages
Julian is getting bored of playing with his dog everyday. One day he finds a very old and dirty mirror where he sees himself… or is that another boy? He starts throwing the ball to and fro, until it bounces inside the mirror – he will follow! Julian’s dog will get nervous and break the mirror while trying to go inside, too.
Later, he won’t know how to explain to Julian’s parents what has happened. They won’t believe a word he says… after all, dogs don’t talk.
A story where reality and imaginary worlds are put together. The reader won’t know what to believe: the adults version of things? Julian’s? The dog’s? Written in a humorous tone and beautifully illustrated with watercolors, this book challenges the meaning and possibilities of reality.
This is Félix Bruzzone´s first book for children. Pablo Derka adds his watercolor touch, soothing the narrative´s tone, which is sometimes dark, and yet, fun!
HUNGRY CATS NIGHTS
Pablo Albo / Guridi
Original title: Noche de gatos hambrientos
20 x 30 cm / hard cover / 40 pages
A detective has a strange friendship with a street cat: this feline always has information about what is going on in the streets and helps Doc to solve his cases in exchange for a few sardines. But one night, Misifús suggests to avoid the alley where cats and mice get together to play their instruments and dance the whole night long. The detective goes anyway and finds a very special and familiar footprint next to the victim’s figure…
This is a dark detective’s story with jazz notes, written by Pablo Albo and illustrated by Guridi (author and illustrator of Don Galindo y el tornado and El rey de nada).
THE KING OF NOTHING
Original title: El rey de nada
29 x 21 cm / hard cover / 40 pages
The king of nothing has a great Kingdom of spotted lines. Which would be the same as a Kingdom of Nothing composed of dotted soldiers, horses and vast lands. But one day he finds a little “something” in his castle – and will put it in prison for making him a little bit scared. When he returns to see the little “something”, he finds it has turned into a bigger “something” – a very THREATENING “something”! He fights it and runs away from it. Until he dares to come back and finds “something” different… A wonderful and very intelligent combination of text and illustrations, where all the things being read will be re-signified in the drawings. A story about fears and being able to find beauty in the unexpected and the unknown.
From the creator and illustrator of Don Galindo y el Tornado and illustrator of Noche de gatos hambrientos.