El dueño de la luz

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In the beginning, neither day nor night existed and the Warao lived in complete darkness, until a man sent his daughters in search of the keeper of the light. The eldest one took the wrong path, but the youngest daughter brought light to her village. It is a traditional Warao tale about the origin of the sun and moon. The watercolor illustrations reflect the mythic Orinoco’s landscapes. Mas Detalles

El Rabipelado burlado

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To a hungry Possum, all the birds of the plain seem appetizing. The problem is how to catch them: he needs to know where they sleep to take them by surprise in the middle of the night. The Toucan and the Trumpet Bird fool the Possum without knowing, but a third bird discovers his intentions and sets him a trap. Mas Detalles

El Tigre y el Cangrejo

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Traveling through the High Plains, a Jaguar encounters a Crab that’s playing a bizarre game: tossing his eyes into the sea and making them come back with a magical song. Fascinated by the game, the Jaguar decides to do the same. The Crab warns him of the dangers involved, but the Jaguar will not listen. Mas Detalles

El Tigre y el Rayo

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The Jaguar knows that he is the king of the plains and that he is feared by all. One day, he comes across a Bolt of Lightning, which seems old and fragile. The Jaguar wants to show off his superior strength but learns a hard lesson instead. This tale deals with two threatening forces in the life of the Pemon, inhabitants of the High Plains: fierce lightning and man-eating jaguars. Mas Detalles

¡Bravo, Rosina!

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In the early 20th century, in Chile, Rosina’s grandfather comes back from a long journey and brings with him a gramophone from where music comes out. He announces he’ll build his own record factory, and forbids Rosina to enter. But from a tree in the garden she can watch everything; even the tenor Borgioli who has come to make a recording… Mas Detalles

La calle es libre

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The children of the slums of San José have no place to play. Near the highway, there is a vacant lot where the children would like to build a park. They try to convince the Municipal authorities to help, but finally neighbors must find their own solution. A story based in a real life experience with children of San José de la Urbina’s library. Mas Detalles

La composición

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During the evenings, Pedro’s family listens to the news at the radio brought by an underground station. One day, the soldiers, the ones that took away the friend of Pedro´s father, walk into the classroom and ask the children to write a composition entitled: What my family does at night. Thus, Pedro must answer for himself the question: “Can children be against the dictatorship?” Mas Detalles

El robo de las aes

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A small town is agitated by the upcoming elections. Some will vote for the poet, others for the general. The local journal publishes articles attacking the poet. One day, the printers are unable to print the letter «a» and the news must remain silent. What can be the cause of this mistery? Mas Detalles

Miguel Vicente pata caliente

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Miguel Vicente dreams of traveling. He lives with his mother in a slum of Caracas and works as a shoeshine boy. Each morning, he runs downtown drumming on his wooden box. One day, a man offers him a book: The Travels of Marco Polo. Although he does not know how to read, he cherishes it as a treasure, without knowing that soon he will make a travel of his own. Mas Detalles

Ni era vaca, ni era caballo…

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At sundown, a Guajiro shepherd boy who lives isolated from the modern world encounters a terrifying creature: It is neither a cow nor a horse and rolls on the ground without being pushed. When the boy describes the encounter to his family, they explain to him between laughs what a truck is. This story is based on an author´s real life childhood experience. Mas Detalles

Un puñado de semillas

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After her grandmother’s death, Concepción must leave the farm where she grew up and is forced to live in the streets of the city. With nothing more than a bundle of corn, beans and chili, she learns about survival from the other street children. Despite the troubles they face, together they discover that a handful of seeds can mean more than just food. Mas Detalles

¡Vamos a ver a papá!

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“I haven’t seen my dad in a year, eight months and twenty-two days. I know because I’ve been counting each day since he went to work to another country”, the main character writes in her journal. Her father tells her they will finally reunite. It is a story about the immigration experience told by two authors who had moved from different countries more than once. Mas Detalles