Fables, picaresque narrative and adventure tales get together in this anthology that rescues 9 stories of the Venezuelan oral tradition. Inside of them, magic birds of seven colors, witches that eat kids and clever guys looking for fortune come alive among other characters with extraordinary stories that have passed through generations. Mas Detalles
¿What is the source of the legendary enmity between Tío Tigre y Tío Conejo? Is it truth that when tigers dies, they sneeze? How can you make a soup inside of a honeycomb? Twelve tasty stories picked from the venezuelan oral tradition tell with humor the well known stories of Tío Tigre y Tío Conejo, in which astuteness always wins against brutal strenght. Mas Detalles
Matías Rivas, a young fotographer on an expedition in the Amazon, gets lost tracking a stranger albino tapir. Alone, in the middle of the forest, he has to use his wits and courage to survive, find the fugitive tapir and decipher de identity of the mysterious character than is following his steps. Mas Detalles
Two children live way up in the highest tree. They eat, sleep, play and jump there, but one day they find that two beavers have stolen their ladder, making it impossible to come down. “And how can we get down from the tree?” they ask. Written and illustrated by renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood, Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras 2008 Award winner. Mas Detalles
One morning, Baby Hippo is in such a rush to go and play that he forgets to give his mum a kiss. As he wanders in the jungle he waddles through the mud, around the rocks, through the grass and under the trees. But everywhere he goes he surprisingly hears “Kiss, Kiss!” Suddenly, Baby Hippo remembers what it is he forgot to do and rushes back to find his mum! Mas Detalles
“Good night, Gorilla…”, “Good night, Elephant…” It’s bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or aren’t they? Who is that short, furry character with the key in his hand and the mischievous grin? It seems the zookeeper has not seen him yet. But the short, furry character seems to know very well what the zookeeper’s next move will be. Mas Detalles
It is Yak’s birthday and little Donkey has bought a kite for him, but, when it’s time to leave for the party, little Donkey thinks that he should give Yak something else, because he wants to keep the kite for himself. He then looks for a teddy bear he has among his old toys, “Yak will love it”. But now he has to convince Mother Donkey that Yak doesn’t like kites. Mas Detalles
Mother Donkey goes to the movies and Hen has come to babysit. It’s time to go to bed, but Little Donkey wants to play with his friend Yak. “Mom always lets me”, he tells a doubtful Hen. Annemarie Van Haeringen’s charming illustrations are the perfect companion for this playful story by Rindert Kromhout, author of Burrito y el regalo. Mas Detalles
Zebra has a serious case of hiccough and none of his friends’s wacky suggestions seems to be right… until the hiccups side effects force him to try each and every one of their cures. Luckily, Zebra does have a great sense of humor and making a laugh of himself is a great way to have fun along with his friends.
Mrs. Eremita rides her bicycle accompanied by her loyal dog Mambrú. A hedgehog crosses her path, unaware to the bike’s bell. “What this bike needs”, she says, “It is a louder horn”. One incident after another leads to the question: What new device will Mrs. Eremita improvise for her bicycle? It is a story full of creativity and humor with a remarkable ending.
“Once upon a time, the oceans of the Earth were filled with whales”, Lilly’s grandmother would tell her. That night, Lilly sees the whales in her dreams and goes down to the dock wanting to meet them. But how could they know that she was waiting for them? English artist Gary Blythe’s haunting illustrations received the Kate Greenaway Medal. Mas Detalles
Garuda, the eagle, sees the Lord of Death hastening towards an exquisitely beautiful little bird. He decides to save it, and hides the bird away. But can death be cheated? Who can control the future? A haunting parable about love and fate. Mas Detalles