Carmen Heny

Best known as Cocuy, was born in Caracas at the turn of the century. She spent her childhood on a farm where both wild boars and stories roamed, and so became an innate storyteller, as well as a nature lover. She was a courageous and independent woman, and one of the first to drive a car in Caracas. Although in her youth, women from well to do families did not work, Cocuy and her sister Rosa opened a flower shop and their arrangements soon became the favourites of the city. Cocuy was co-author of Tun Tun quién es, and El libro de oro de los abuelos (Latin American versions of well known fairy tales), also published by ediciones Ekaré.