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AUTHORS 2015 abiali@abiali.com www.abiali.com


AUTHORS


2015

AUTHORS


Contents


BRAZIL

ROGER MELLO Author/Illustrator

COLOMBIA

Yolanda Reyes

COLOMBIA

DIPACHO

children Fiction

Author/Illustrator

CHILE Colombia

Magdalena Armstrong Author/Illustrator

FRANCISCO LEAL QUEVEDO Children Fiction

COLOMBIA SPAIN

eVELIO rOSERO cHILDREN Fiction

lUISA ETXENIKE aDULT Fiction

COLOMBIA

DANIEL ISAACS aDULT Fiction


BRAZIL

ROGER MELLO Author/Illustrator

COLOMBIA

Yolanda Reyes

COLOMBIA

DIPACHO

children Fiction

Author/Illustrator

CHILE Colombia

Magdalena Armstrong Author/Illustrator

FRANCISCO LEAL QUEVEDO Children Fiction

COLOMBIA SPAIN

eVELIO rOSERO cHILDREN Fiction

lUISA ETXENIKE aDULT Fiction

COLOMBIA

DANIEL ISAACS aDULT Fiction


ROGER MELLO Author/Illustrator

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD 2014 ILLUSTRATOR

BRAZIL


Marïa Teresa, 2014. 2º Edition Ed. Nova Fronteira by Roger Mello


Roger Mello (B. 1965) As an illustrator, writer, and playwright, ROGER MELLO has brought delight to children and adults alike, illustrating over one hundred titles, 22 of them on his own. He was born in the mythical city of Brasilia, D. F., in the inner inland of Brazil. Graduated as a designer by the most important design school of Rio de Janeiro, ESDI-UERJ, in 1985, he soon began to work as an illustrator. In 1990 he has his first book published – A Flor do Lado de Lå (The Flower on the Other Side). Highly awarded in Brazil and internationally as an illustrator and as a writer, his work totalizes almost 40 prizes and nominations, culminating with the Hans Christian Andersen Prize in 2014.


Bumba-meu-boi bumba (Ox bumba) Target: 8+ Nova Fronteira 2013 3º ed | 21 x 28 | 24 p.

Ladies and gentlemen, attention! The ox-bumbá, ornated with ribbons is coming, bringing his story made of ​​ color and joy, fear and fantasy. It is an ox that dies and resurrects, dances and enthralls, because he is the king of the most traditional revelry of the Brazilian people. Retold in exquisite style by Roger Mello, the legend of the ox acquires new dimensions and illustrations inspired in popular traditions, mixed with other styles, such as optical art.

CAVALHADAS DE PERINÓPOLIS (Perinópolis Calvary Charges) Target: 5+ Nova Fronteira 2014 2º edition | 27 x 21 | 24 p. Cavalhadas Pirenópolis tells the story of a passionate young man who reaps a flower to give to his beloved, but He has to overcome many challenges. The novel is set during the Perinópolis Calvary Charges, the traditional battle between Moors and Christians, a large folk festival that takes place every year in Pirenópolis inside tem state of Goiás, in tem Brazilian west.


Calvalhadas de PirenĂŠpolis 2014. 2Âş edition Ed. Nova Fronteira by Roger Mello


TODO CUIDADO É POUCO (Throughout Care) Target: 8+ Comp. das Letrinhas 2013 | 28 x 26 | 64 p. Everything starts because Rosa Branca was guarded closely by the gardener, who one day got a cold from walking barefoot trying to find his shoes, which had been hidden by a cat, which had been brought by his younger brother, who was married to Dalva, who had inherited that cat from an uncle, who had died of grief from waiting a love letter that never arrived. As a Ferris wheel, this story told and illustrated by Roger Mello, brings a fact that pulls others and they all fit in a large circular structure. It is, thus, an exercise in organization of the causes and consequences of a narrative, which makes it a reading also to be explored in classroom.

MARIA TERESA Target: 5+ Nova Fronteira 2014 2º edition | 27 x 21 | 24 p.

An epic and lyric poem steeped in emotion, fantasy, fiction and reality. The memories of a traditional carved figurehead, mounted on the prow of a vessel that ploughs the waters of the São Francisco river,whose appearance is a dubious be half woman, half animal, and, according to tradition, its presence on the bow of the craft amazes the “evil spirits” and brings luck to mariners ... The heroine of this story / poem - Maria Teresa - collects stories. To hear them, just slide in the blue pages of this book.The spacious panorama illustrations capture Maria Teresa’s dramatic fantasies and the colorful life on the river.


Todo cuidado e pouco 2013. Ed. Companhia das letrinhas by Roger Mello


Carvoeirinhos 2009. Ed. Companhia das letrinhas by Roger Mello


OS CARVOEIRINHOS (Little Carcoal Burners) Target: 8+ Comp. das Letrinhas 2009 | 26.5 x 21 | 64 p.

In a poetic and original form, the history of a carcoal burner boy is narrated by an unusual narrator: a wasp. While going reporting its own experiences, he observes the daily life of the child: the hard work of making furnaces, conversations with another boy, the need to escape the tax controller. The expressive author’s illustrations capture withsensitivity and strength the hard and gray life of these little workers.

ZUBAIR E OS LABIRINTOS (Zubair and the Labyrinths)

Target: 8+ Comp. das Letrinhas 2007 | 17 x 27 | 32 p. Baghdad, April 2003. Missiles struck streets and markets. The National Library and the University looted as well the Baghdad Museum. Among the stolen artifacts, relics from Mesopotamian civilization up to 7000 years old. When Zubair finds an object in the wreckage, he comes across with puzzles that connect to ancient Mesopotamia. Through mazes, Zubair reaches the time of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians and Babylonians, ancient peoples who now have their compromised legacy, as Iraqis today in the midst of war. Very current, fun and unique, “Zubair e os Labirintos” is an intriguing work in both content and form, presenting a narrative about war in a toy-book which the reader participates almost like a character.


CONTRADANÇA (Contradance) Target: 8+ Comp. das Letrinhas 2011 | 26.8 x 21.6 | 48 p.

In a dialogue that seems more a dream, the daughter of a glaziertalks with a monkey that is almost her reflection. Wit few words, the two talk about fear and courage, and on the infinite reflections that our image can generate and on many others that we can see from ourselves and from others. One of Mello’s most daring and inventive books.

JOÃO POR UM FIO (João by a thread) Target: 5+ Comp. das Letrinhas 2005 | 23.5 x 15.5 | 48 p. John is the son of a fisherman and sleeps under ahand-stitched quilt. At night, after he lies down, thoughts roll loose: shells, rivers, tadpoles, fish nets, songs, ridges, cloths, buttonholes, earthquakes. Roger Mello invites us for a dive in dreams and fears that fill the night of the little boy. Exquisite text and gorgeous illustrations, inspired by the plots of Brazilian embroidery.


Jo達o por um Fio 2005. Ed. Companhia das letrinhas by Roger Mello


Nau Catarineta 2004. Ed. Manati by Roger Mello


MENINOS DO MANGUE (Mangrove Children) Target: 5+ Comp. das Letrinhas 2001 | 14 x 19 | 72 p. When Luck and the Sloth went to fish crab in the mangrove, they made a bet: The winner would be who fished the crab with more legs. Luck won, of course, and the sloth had to tell eight stories, one for each leg of the crab that the other had fished. This is the thread pulled by Roger Mello to tell the stories of the swamp, where crabs, and many people also live. Present in all the coasts of Brazil, in cities like Recife and Rio de Janeiro, mangroves became flooded neighborhoods, whose population survives from the biological wealth. MENINOS DO MANGUE tells stories of these people - invented stories, but very true.

EM CIMA DA HORA (Just in Time) Target: 8+ Comp. das Letrinhas 2011 | 26.8 x 21.6 | 48 p. Inside a broken elevator, seven people wait for the maintenance staff. Unable to do anything but wait and think, each speaks quietly to itself. In a joke with streams of consciousness and narrative focus, ‘Just in Time’ surfs in the torrent of ideas from each of the seven passengers on that elevator. A little girl suspects that other people are robots, an inexperienced clown recalls what happened to him before he got there, a man embarks on an imaginary underwater journey. A fluid and original narrative is being built with these fragments of thought, leading the reader on a tour of the inside of each person monologue.


VIRIATO E O LEÃO (Cat Viriato and the Lion)

Target: 5+ Nova Fronteira 2014 2º edition | 21 x 28 | 24 p. The Viriato cat is a very fun and intelligent character, who lives four different adventures and gets into lots of trouble. Friendship, fear, art - in all senses - and especially love are the themes of the stories. In all, the images allow the small reader count and recount the adventures of Viriato, creating their own version. The same collection: • O gato viriato fazendo arte • O gato viriato o encontro • O gato viriato o pato • O gato viriato um vaso louco

SELVAGEM (SAVAGE) Target: 5+ Global 2010 | 24 x 17 | 40p. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, Roger builds a meta-linguistic visual narrative. Who creates? How and from what is it created? A stroll through different rooms, different jungles, different forms... These are spaces where we are led by the pages and which take us to the enchanted world of literature: of a story that we build from our own imagination. The author provides us with some aesthetic elements, extremely well placed in the book, and now the reader must wend his way through a jungle, a house, and come across hordes of other animals. Discover what literature may give us, in a book with no text, but one that is artistically whole in images.


Ossos do officio 2009. Ed. Nova fronteira by Roger Mello


VIZINHO, VIZINHA (Neighbour, Neighbour)

Text Roger Mello Illustrations Graça Lima & Mariana Massarani

Target: 8+ Comp. das Letrinhas 2009 | 26.5 x 21 | 64 p. VIZINHO, VIZINHA shows what separates and what unites people in big cities. On the street of Disquiet, 38, the neighborhood is very quiet. In apartment 101, a boy reads comics, drinks coffee and builds a city paper. Not even notice the sound of the nearby 102, who plays clarinet, creates a rhino under the sink and collects old books and things. They only see themselves in the late afternoon, when they meet in the hall, exchange greetings and talk time, before leaving for their own duties. Soon they are back to their lumber, stored and fads. How will escape from loneliness? GRAÇA LIMA, MARIANA MASSARANI and ROGER MELLO divide the illustrations of the book.

Ossos do ofício (Hard as a bone) Target: 8+ Nova Fronteira 2009 | 26.5 x 21 | p.

Florisval is gravedigger. He works in the graveyard and he was always there taking care of things, packing, cleaning, watering. But suddenly an idea came into his head and then one mystery hung in the air. Nobody knows what happened.


SELVAGEM 2010. Ed. GLOBAL by Roger Mello

NAU CATARINETA (Catarineta Ship) Target: 5+ Manati. 2004 | 20 x 30 | 40 p. The story of the ship called Catarineta, handed down from one generation to the next through oral storytelling, is well-known in the Portuguese-speaking world. The author has carefully studied numerous versions of this tale. The result is this vivid text, written for the stage, that makes young readers live through the disastrous shipwreck and the eerie calm, and share the protagonists’ hunger, loneliness, longing, and desperation.


BRAZIL

ROGER MELLO Author/Illustrator

COLOMBIA

Yolanda Reyes

COLOMBIA

DIPACHO

children Fiction

Author/Illustrator

CHILE Colombia

Magdalena Armstrong Author/Illustrator

FRANCISCO LEAL QUEVEDO Children Fiction

COLOMBIA SPAIN

eVELIO rOSERO cHILDREN Fiction

lUISA ETXENIKE aDULT Fiction

COLOMBIA

DANIEL ISAACS aDULT Fiction


Yolanda Reyes children fiction


Terror en el Sexto “B” By Yolanda Reyes Ed Alfaguara 1995


YOLANDA REYES (B. 1959) Yolanda Reyes was born in Bucaramanga- Colombia. She is a writer, educator and founders of Espantapájaros (Bogotá), a pioneer project in the promotion of reading from early childhood. Literary work: “El terror de Sexto B” (Sixth Grade B terror), Alfaguara, 1995 “Los años terribles” (The terrible years), Norma, 2000, “Una Cama para tres” (On bed for three), SM 2004: selected in the honor List “The White Ravens” of the Youth Library in Munich. “Pasajera en tránsito” (Passenger in transit), Alfaguara, 2006, “Los agujeros negros” (The black holes), “El libro que canta” (The book that sings), “Cucú”, “Ernestina la gallina” (Hen Ernestina), “Mi mascota” (My pet), and the “La Casa imaginaria: lectura y literatura en la primera infancia” (The Imaginary House: reading and literature in early childhood), “Un cuento que no es un invento” (A story that is not an invention). Author of numerous essays that gather her research work about the formation of readers. Adviser of various national and international organizations programs in the design of policies and guidelines on childhood, reading and literature.


El terror en el sexto “B” (Sixth Grade B terror) Rights sold: Brazil

Target: 8+ Ed. Alfaguara 1995| 12 x 20| 78 p. It gives the impression that adults do not remember their exams, their homework or their bad notes ... The stories in this book are not as sweet as those that have parents. Moreover, some deserve a zero in conduct. Therefore It is best to stay away this book of adults. It’s advice. 1994 Award “Noveles Talentos de Fundalectura”. Fundalectura Colombia 1996 Honorary mention “Los mejores libros para niños ”. Banco del Libro de Venezuela. 1997 Honor List White Ravens. Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Germany

Los años Terribles (The terrible Years)

Target: 10+ Ed. Norma 2013| 14 x 21 | 240 p.

Valeria, Juliana and Lucia are raw sisters of the same age. In this prodigious novel, they tell the bittersweet transit from childhood to adolescence and adulthood, the three protagonists of this novel speak of their desires, their aspirations and their problems during “ the terrible years” of adolescence. Young readers can be very easily identified with situations and characters and will learn about tolerance, love and value.


Los Agujeros Negros (The black holes) Target: 10+ Ed. Alfaguara 2000 | 12 x 20| 64 p. In the evenings, Juan is afraid. It attempts to rebuild the black holes that don’t let him sleep since he saw his parents for the last time. His grandmother does not want to talk about to protect him. But he needs to know the truth that will launch him in a search that will take him to the heart of the forest and his own history. “As I’ve spent so many years sharing stories with children, I know that we must talk about the hard times and I think that both children and adults, we need to name things that most hurt us, precisely because they hurt us”, says Yolanda Reyes. A new edition of the black holes, originally published in the collection rights of the child, by Alfaguara and UNICEF, in the year 2000.

Pasajera en tránsito (Passenger in transit)

Target: young adult ED. Alfaguara 2005| 15 x 24 | 315 p. María Fernanda del Castillo is a Colombian scholar who feels doubly foreigner when landing in an Argentine residence in Madrid. There, at the beginning of the 1980s, she meets Gabriel, a “dark” porteño with whom she initiates a relationship mediated by letters, by the necessity of living every moment and by the bittersweet feeling of goodbyes.


Un cuento que no es un invento (A story that is not an invention) Target: 5+ Ed. Penguin RandomHouse 1995| 20 x 22.5| 46p.

This story is not a tale, is real life. It happens anytime and almost anywhere.

Mi Mascota (My pet)

Target: 5+ Ed. Babel libros| 16 x 22 | 72 p.

多Which is the best pet for a child? Which pet is capable of doing everything a child wants it to do, when the child asks it to do it? The funny verses written by Yolanda Reyes, with the watercolors by Rafael Yockteng, will uncover the mystery...


La casa imaginaria (the imaginary house) Target: essais Ed. Norma 2007 | 13.5 x 21| 151 p. Yolanda Reyes has developed a pilot experience with babies, children, parents and teachers to encourage the love of reading to children from an early age. This work reflects the set of reflections, research and experiences in this context, where highlights the importance of soon start reading habits, even before the birth of the child, since much of its potential can be defined by what has been done or failed to do during stages prior to entry into the formal education. The imaginary House is a reference work for teachers, parents and specialists.


BRAZIL

ROGER MELLO Author/Illustrator

COLOMBIA

Yolanda Reyes

COLOMBIA

DIPACHO

children Fiction

Author/Illustrator

CHILE Colombia

Magdalena Armstrong Author/Illustrator

FRANCISCO LEAL QUEVEDO Children Fiction

COLOMBIA SPAIN

eVELIO rOSERO cHILDREN Fiction

lUISA ETXENIKE aDULT Fiction

COLOMBIA

DANIEL ISAACS aDULT Fiction


dipacho Author/Illustrator

selected for bologna illustrators exhibition 2015 ILLUSTRATOR

Colombia


el viaje de los elefantes, 2012. Ed. gatomalo by dipacho


DIPACHO (B. 1984) WWW.dipacho.com Diego DIPACHO was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1984. Since he graduated as a designer at the National University of Colombia he has been working as a designer as well as an illustrator of children books. His own books are published by prestigious Publishing Houses in Brasil, Colombia, France, Mexico, Venezuela and Spain; and some of them were awarded with nominations and international prizes as the White Raven Selection 2012, Highly Recommended, Fundalectura (Ibby - Colombia, Mexico) 2010, 2011, 2012; La Orilla del Viento - Fondo de Cultura Económica de México (FCE) 2009. His stories are visual narratives of a unique artist.


DOS PAJARITOS (TWO BIRDS ) Target: 8+ Penguin Ramdon House 2010 | 23 x 23 | 36 p. There are two little birds on a tree. One is black and the other is white. Together, they begin to carry things to the tree like in a race. Who will win? The final will surprise us. SOLD: Portuguese (Brazil), French, Vasque.

EL VIAJE DE LOS ELEFANTES (THE ELEPHANTS TRIP) Target: 5+ Ed.GATOMALO 2012 | 19 x 17.5| 36 p. To travel is like to love, we must tour in a lot of places, moments and people that will change our way of facing our lives. The trip of five elephants will lead us to understand this relationship between love and trip. SOLD: Portuguese (Brazil), French.


dos pajaritos, 2010. Ed. penguin randon house by dipacho


el bajo alberti, 2014. Ed. penguin randon house-lumen by ana cecilia calle illustration dipacho


el bajo alberti (alberti the bass)

by Ana Cecilia Calle Illustrator DIPACHO Target: 8+ Ed Penguin Random house- LUMEN 2014 | 21 x 28| 32 p. A musical tale for the whole family. Alberti was a noisy child who belched like a bear. From time to roar, and he knows it, he was singing was very bass.

jacinto y maria jose (jacinto and maria jose) Target: 8+ Fondo de Cultura Econ贸mica 2011 | 22 x 26| 28 p. Jacinto and Maria Jose are in love, but they don麓t exchange their feelings; this love story goes on in the jungle between rivers and trees, and only one day of their lives will be enough for we to know it.


todos se burlan (all are joke) Target: 4+ Panamericana Ed. 2014 | 23 x 23| 36 p. There is no animal that doesn’t mock other animal. They are all different: there are the high, the fat, the green, the lost ones. All animals in the world are funny, and everyone tease the other. SOLD: Portuguese (Brazil)

el animal más feroz (THE MOST FEROCIOUS ANIMAL) Target: 4+ Panamericana Ed. 2014 | 23 x 23| 22 p.

Some people say: the tiger is the most ferocious animal, but other ones believe the crocodile is much more ferocious. Others would say: the shark is the most ferocious animal in the world, and we could be appointing a lot of other ferocious animals. Dipacho’s book will clear any doubt and will tell us which is the most ferocious of all. SOLD:France


jacinto y maría josé 2011. Ed. fondo de cultura económica by dipacho


todos se burlan 2014. panamericana Editorial by dipacho


toro rojo (red bull)

by Henry González & DIPACHO Target: 5+ 20 x 20| 22 p. Red Bull doesn’t like absolutely anything. He doesn’t love anybody. He doesn’t like the the monochromatic tone of his life. We don’t know what the Red Bull wants. He is a tough character.

el monstruo comepalmeras (THE EAT PALMS MONSTER) Target: 5+ 17 x 24.5| 22 p. The eat palms monster is insatiable. He eats all kind of palms, of all colors and all flavors. He indeed likes very much. But you can’t imagine the because he likes it so much. Do you want to know why?


bisiestos (the LEAP YEAR people) Target: 8+ 25 x 35| 28 p.

Each four years there is a leap year. This leap year has a special day,the february 29th. People that are born in this day are little bit different from others. Let’s know some of them!

viernes verdes (green fridays) Target: 8+ Ed. Penguin RandomHouse 2015 | 21 x 28| 28 pags If you don´t like vegetables, after you read this book you will love them. They are incredible. I love the showy ones and especially the greens vegetables that walk and laugh.


bisiestos by dipacho


hab谩i una vez un ave by gast贸n hauvillier illustrator dipacho


HABÍA UNA VEZ un ave (ONCE UPON A TIME ONE BIRD)

by Gastón Hauvillier illustrations DIPACHO Target: 5+ 25 x 25| 28 pags The birds are in a party, or maybe, some birds are in a party disguised of birds in a party. This party will finish when the last one decides to rest.

el país más bobo (THE SILLIEST COUNTRY) Target: 5+ 22 x 29| 28 pags In a very near country, everybody want the same thing, that drives them crazy and lose their heads. They fight for it and nothing is more important that this endless fight.


BRAZIL

ROGER MELLO Author/Illustrator

COLOMBIA

Yolanda Reyes

COLOMBIA

DIPACHO

children Fiction

Author/Illustrator

CHILE Colombia

Magdalena Armstrong Author/Illustrator

FRANCISCO LEAL QUEVEDO Children Fiction

COLOMBIA SPAIN

eVELIO rOSERO cHILDREN Fiction

lUISA ETXENIKE aDULT Fiction

COLOMBIA

DANIEL ISAACS aDULT Fiction


maGDALENA aRMSTRONG

Author/Illustrator


TRAPO Y RATA 2011. fce by MAGDALENA ARSMTRONG


MAGDALENA ARSMTRONG (B. 1986)

http://marmstrongolea.blogspot.com/ Magdalena Armstrong was born in Santiago- Chile. Actress and Illustrator, debuted in literature for children and youth as the winner of the 14th contest Album illustrated to the windy shore, involving 530 works and was published in the special A collection the edge of the wind. FCE 2011. As a illustrator, she published in the magazines, newspapers and for children books.


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¿ quien fue? (Who was it?)

Target: 8+ Ed. Ochollibros 2013 | 30 x 21.5 | 28 p. Rights sold: Italy The simple act of throwing an object by mistake in the wrong place brings with it a host of unexpected consequences. The enormous difference between the neglect with the Earth, “our big house” and its protection, depends on the lives of many, of all, of every being live in the universe. With only the powerful expressiveness and beauty of his images, this book shows us readers, together large and small, we can make a big difference in the respectful coexistence in our planet.

Trapo y rata (Rag and rat) Target: 8+ FCE 2011| 15 x 21 | 32 p. 2011, Award “la orilla del viento” Fondo de Cultura Económica de México (FCE).


¿Quién fué? 2013 Ed. ocholibros by Magdalena Armstrong


BRAZIL

ROGER MELLO Author/Illustrator

COLOMBIA

Yolanda Reyes

COLOMBIA

DIPACHO

children Fiction

Author/Illustrator

CHILE Colombia

Magdalena Armstrong Author/Illustrator

FRANCISCO LEAL QUEVEDO Children Fiction

COLOMBIA SPAIN

eVELIO rOSERO cHILDREN Fiction

lUISA ETXENIKE aDULT Fiction

COLOMBIA

DANIEL ISAACS aDULT Fiction


Francisco leal quevedo children fiction


el huevo del fin del mundo, 2012. Ed. panamericana by francisco leal quevedo illustrator Helena Melo


Francisco leal quevedo (B. 1945) www.franciscoleal.net

Francisco Leal Quevedo was born in Colombia. He graduated in Philosophy and Medicine, which carries as Pediatrian physician for over 30 years. Since very little he has always been interested in books and sensed it would be a writer when adult. His literary career began in 2000 when he wrote the book “An Adventure in the Amazon,” which was a finalist for Fundalectura Prize in 2003 and was also published in Venezuela and Ecuador. Now, there are twelve already published books. In 2009, he was granted the Barco a Vapor-Luis Angel Arango Library Prize by his novel ‘El Mordisco Media Noche’. Currently, literature holds all his mornings. His novels of adventure opened a new path in Colombian literature for young people.


El huevo del fin del mundo (the egg of the end of the world )

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations Helena Melo Target: Young reader Panamericana Editorial 2012 | 13.5 x 21| 200 p. The eternal snows of The End of the World seem to be full of great surprises. Often amazing scientific discoveries occur there. Soler decides to explore them, after a big storm that has shaken the Earth. Suddenly, hidden among the rocks, he finds a strange egg and it appears to be incubating an unusual being. What will it come from it? An exotic animal? An extinct animal? A fantastic bird? An ancient dinosaur? A mutant? Despite their investigations, the end is totally unexpected for Soler.

los secretos de hafiz mustafá (hafiz mustafa’s secrets)

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations José Sanabria Target: Young reader Editorial SM 2012 2º ed. | 12 x 19| 169 p. Finalist of the “II Premio Barco de Vapor – Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango 2009”. Nazim and Fatima suddenly become orphans, they have to escape to Istanbul, “the city of a thousand mosques”. They have lost everything. They just hope to find an unknown aunt that has a place in the Bazaar in Istanbul. In that city there is a legendary candy store founded over 150 years ago. Nazim dreams of going in there as an apprentice, to learn the wonderful world of smells and flavors of Turkish pastries. Those secrets have been kept by four generations of candy makers, in a book that is kept with the utmost secrecy.


Guarida de fantasmas (haunt of ghosts)

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations Carlos Manuel Díaz Target: Young reader Panamericana Editorial 2013 | 13.5 x 21| 188 p. It is a story told by four voices, a child (Lalo) with his pet, a dog named Matthew (as the neighbor and his son), a girl (Laura) and her cat, Luna. All tell from their point of view, the drama of Lalo, who believes that every night he must face the assault of 4 families of ghosts that have made his room their lair. To face them he has his imagination, a scarlet sword and the unexpected help of his sister.

Faltan 77 días (Missing 77 days )

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations Juana Medina Target: Young reader Penguin Ramdon House 2010 | 13 x 29 | 136 p. Leonardo is in the final year of primary education. He strongly wants the year to end, so he counts down the days, one by one. When events begin to occur at an accelerated rate: the arrival of Juana, rivalries with peers, the solidarity of friends, the marbles championship and the conflicting relationship with the new coming teacher, bitter, rigid and demanding. In the end, Leonardo wishes that those wonderful days wouldn’t come to and end.


El mordisco de la medianoche (midnight bite)

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations DIPACHO Target: Young reader Editorial SM 2010 2º ed. | 12 x 19| 92 p. Mile, a Wayuu indigenous girl, lives happily with her family in the Green Lizard Rancheria in the Guajira, between the sea and the desert. The inadvertent discovery of a crime, forces them to flee, displaced to a big city. Life is hard; they have lost everything, their land, home, family, friends, school. The deepest sadness lurks them, until one day they receive an unexpected visit. Winner of the “II Premio Barco de Vapor – Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango 2009”.

matilde y el ladrón de los recuerdos (matilde and the thief of memories) by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations Andrezzinho Target: Young reader Editorial Alfaguara 2012 | 12 x 19.5| 134 p.

Something strange is going on Matilde’s grandmother’s head. In recent weeks forgetfulness is becoming more frequent, sometimes trivial, others unthinkable. It’s like every night, a strange thief will enter her head and steal her memories. One day, in the heart of the city, the grandmother disappears and the family begins a desperate search for her, but one by one, every search ends in failure.


Los hijos del viento (wind children)

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations Alexander Marroquín Target: Young reader Editorial Educar 2012 | 12 x 14.5| 125 p. Two twin brothers of Nukak-Maku ethnicity, the last nomads of the Amazon Rainforest, are abandoned as newborns by their group. They are given up for adoption, but only one of them succeeds. The other one returns with his tribe. A Swedish family adopts Hans. One day, Hans, who knows nothing of his origins, returns to the country in search of his them. The deep jungle awaits him in this difficult adventure of finding his nomadic relatives, who do not spend more than a week in the same place.

el camino de matilde (Matilde’s road)

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations Andrezzinho Target: Young reader Editorial Alfaguara 2010 5º ed| 12 x 19.5 | 85 p. Matilde’s life takes place in a beautiful location, in the heart of the Eastern Plains, famous for the beauty of its sunrises. Suddenly, the family must move from the countryside to the city. Change is not easy. There she must face every day the many dangers that assault her on the way from school to home. Overwhelmed by the difficulty she is tempted to leave, but decides to face the dangers, one by one. She must do this almost by herself...


Aventura en la montaña (Mountain aventure )

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illust. Daniel Rabanal/ DIPACHO Target: Young reader Editorial Alfaguara 2013 | 12 x 19.5| 143 p. This is the fourth part of the Adventures of Nashi and Mayam. Tandem story. This time, the twins Nashi and Mayam travel to Antioquia for the celebration of the centenary of their great great grandmother, in the historic village of Santa Fe. They’ll learn incredible secrets that the family has kept for five generations. In an eighteenth century mansion where the family lives, they’ll come in contact with the ghost who is master of the place. They will have the courage to face it and discover the unbelievable secret it hides.

aventura en el amazonas (aventures in the amazon)

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations Daniel Rabanal Target: Young reader Editorial Alfaguara 2012 12º ed. | 12 x 19.5| 93 p. It takes place in the Amazon, a region described with details typical of travel literature. There occur the fictional adventures of Nashi and Mayam. They are twin brothers, sons of an Indian mother and a “white” father. One day, the family moves to live, during a crop, on an island inside the Amazon River itself. The children discover the secrets of the jungle and the river and the wisdom of indigenous people. After their indigenous grandmother’s disease they come upon the culture of shamans. Wanting to discover “the hangman’s noose” they get lost in the jungle, there many dangers await, such as the thick foliage that makes them go around without end through a maze, such as the jaguar that rules the night...


el mordisco de la medianoche 2012. Ed. sm by francisco leal quevedo illustrator dipacho


aventura en la monta単a 2013. Ed. alfaguara by francisco leal quevedo illustrators daniel rabanal/dipacho


aventura en tierradentro (aventures in tierradentro)

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations Daniel Rabanal Target: Young reader Editorial Alfaguara 2010 9º ed. | 12 x 19.5| 104 p. This time, the twins Nashi and Mayam visit an ancient millenarian Indian culture site:Tierradentro, with its famous underground tombs, or Hypogea. The region and its archaeological monuments are described in detail and precision typical of travel literature. There, in a camp for children of different ethnicity, they discover the culture of the region and the archaeological treasures it keeps. They absorb their legends and alternate with the ancestral characters of the region. One day they face the ongoing theft that threatens the cultural heritage. The brother’s is key to solving the mystery.

aventura en el caribe (aventures in the caribbean)

by Francisco Leal Quevedo Illustrations Daniel Rabanal Target: Young reader Editorial Alfaguara 2011 6º ed. | 12 x 19.5| 92 p. Series of Adventures. Tandem story. On this occasion, Nashi and Mayam travel to “Cartagena de Indias”. They meet their grandparents on their father’s side of the family, uncles and cousins. They discover amazing stories about their ancestors. They become friends with a “palenquera” who shows them treasure maps hidden in the pirate era, which quest they want to undertake. And they will face the dangers of navigation at sea in their grandfather’s boat.


BRAZIL

ROGER MELLO Author/Illustrator

COLOMBIA

Yolanda Reyes

COLOMBIA

DIPACHO

children Fiction

Author/Illustrator

CHILE Colombia

Magdalena Armstrong Author/Illustrator

FRANCISCO LEAL QUEVEDO Children Fiction

COLOMBIA SPAIN

eVELIO rOSERO cHILDREN Fiction

lUISA ETXENIKE aDULT Fiction

COLOMBIA

DANIEL ISAACS aDULT Fiction


evelio rosero children fiction

Int. Award Enka for children and youth literature IBBY 2002


la duenda, 2013. 2ยบ edition. panamericana editorial by evelio rosero illustrator michi pelรกez


evelio rosero (B. 1958) A writer and journalist was born in Bogotá- Colombia The children’s literature in Evelio Rosero’s work is interesting when you consider the representation of children in all his works, because this tends to desidealize childhood as a time of uncorrupted happiness, to show the suffering and cruelty that could be experienced during this period of life. He has been awarded many prizes: • Premio Nacional del Cuento en Colombia in 1979 (National Award in Stories in Colombia) • Premio Internacional de novela breve en Valencia, España, 1982 (International Award in Short Novel in Valencia) • Premio Nacional de Literatura 1992 (National Award in Literature) • II Premio Gómez Valderrama a la mejor novela publicada en el quinquenio de 1988-1992 (II Award Valderrama to the best novel published in the five-year-term from 1988-1922). • Premio Internacional ENKA de literatura infantil y juvenil, 2001 (International Award Enka for children and youth literature). IBBY 2002 • Premio Nacional de Literatura 2006 (National Award in Literature) • Premio Tusquets de Novela 2006 (Tusquests Award in Novel) Foreign Fiction Prize 2009 • National Award in Literature 2014 “La carroza de Bolívar”


la duenda (the globin)

by Evelio Rosero illustrations Michi Peláez Target: Young reader 10+ Panamericana Ed. 2013 2º ed | 13.5 x 20.5| 76 p.

A spell was cast on a kid by a female goblin in the middle of a field where the child lives with his grandparents and siblings. Throughout the years, the kid develops certain abilities like playing the flute magnificently and so, he is recognized in his community. In the meantime, life goes on; elders die —some in a weird way— kids grow, and the little bewitched boy starts to wonder about his own life. Romance shows up at the end of the story when he falls in love with the goblin personifying a girl. In its new Edition, La Duenda, was awarded the Premio Internacional ENKA 2001 (International Award ENKA 2001) and the Premio IBBY 2002 (IBBY Award 2002). The book is full of delicate and colorful illustrations by Michi Peláez by the well-known Colombian author Evelio Rosero, that confirm the magnificence of these classics.

more than 30000 copies solded


el aprendiz de mago (The magician in trainnig)

by Evelio Rosero illustrations RocĂ­o Parra Target: Young reader 10+ Panamericana Ed. 1997 | 13.5 x 20.5| 176 p. Eight tales perfectly well illustrated leading the readers to a series of encounters among everyday characters, and amazing and astonishing beings: a humble mailman who builds a tight relationship with an emotional skeleton who has shared a long time with Cleopatra and Napoleon during his eternal death; a boy who has fallen in love and makes a pact with a wicked little devil; a seven-headed monster who owns the secret to the place where a giant treasure is buried; a young baker who wants to become the pupil of the best magician in the World. All these are nonsensical tales that mock terror for the unknown with a funny irony and turn it into a confident game of fantasy. Written with the accuracy of an author devoted to his trade and with the freedom that rules literary construction, these tales flow naturally into a joyful reading piece and invite us to face reality and reflect upon it.


para subir al cielo (to get to heaven)

by Evelio Rosero illustrations Michi Peláez Target: Young reader 10+ Panamericana Ed. 2013 2º ed | 13.5 x 20.5| 76 p.

Child-like long story open to any type of reader. The fantastic element is added to a love story that makes it possible for readers at every age to enjoy it. The narrative technique used in this story is impeccable: it turns simplicity into an art to build the theme. This is a very simple text, full of creativity. It mentions local elements (a town, a farm house, beliefs, a stairway to Heaven, among others) to recreate original fantasy. The argument is enjoyable; all these unexpected events catch the reader´s attention. The structure is dynamic; it allows the easy development of the story while involving humor in a child/teen-like fantasy.


ahí estån pintados (That’s so you)

by Evelio Rosero illustrations Giovanni Cabrera Target: Young reader 9+ Panamericana Ed. 1997 | 11.5 x 21| 64 p.

The images of God and the devil, protagonists in this story, are not even closer to those we have read about in books on good and evil. These are human characters that get the flu, cry, laugh, and even feel as hungry as they feel like dancing and singing. This is a theater play for children that opens up a space for game, creativity and team work; a tool that contributes to intellectual growth and amusement for teenagers.


BRAZIL

ROGER MELLO Author/Illustrator

COLOMBIA

Yolanda Reyes

COLOMBIA

DIPACHO

children Fiction

Author/Illustrator

CHILE Colombia

Magdalena Armstrong Author/Illustrator

FRANCISCO LEAL QUEVEDO Children Fiction

COLOMBIA SPAIN

eVELIO rOSERO cHILDREN Fiction

lUISA ETXENIKE aDULT Fiction

COLOMBIA

DANIEL ISAACS aDULT Fiction


luisa etxenike adult fiction

euskadi prize for fiction 2009


el detective de sonidos, 1997 libros de pizarra by luisa etxenike


luisa etxenike (B. 1957)

www.luisaetxenike.net Luisa Etxenike was born in San Sebastián-Spain. She has published ‘El detective de sonidos’ (2011), ‘El ángulo ciego’ (Euskadi prize 2009), ‘Los peces negros’ (2005), ‘Vino’ (2000), ‘El mal más grave’ (1997) and ‘Efectos secundarios’ (1996), and the collections of short stories ‘Ejercicios de duelo’ (2001), and ‘La historia de amor de Margarita Maura’ (1990). Her stories have been included in several anthologies: ‘Un deseo propio. Antología de escritoras españolas contemporáneas’, edited by Inmaculada Pertusa and Nancy Vosbrug. She is the translator from the French of Jacques Roubaud (Algo negro), Jean-Michel Maulpoix (La cabeza de Paul Verlaine) and Claude Lanzmann (Alguien vivo pasa). She teaches a creative writing workshop and since 1998 has been the coordinator of the Encuentros Internacionales de Escritoras - San Sebastián. In 2007 she was admitted into the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2012 she won the Medalla al Mérito Ciudadano - Ayuntamiento de San Sebastián.


el ángulo ciego (the blind spot) Target: Adult Fiction Ediciones B | 2009 | 14 x 21| 186 p.

The blind spot -that spot that the mirror of a car fails to reflect- was the intimate space the father of Martin, the leading actor of this novel, built to defend the most valuable of his existence: his dreams. There, there was no place for fear, insecurity, brutal intolerance or danger, which were part of reality around him, imposed by the action of terrorism. A criminal terrorism that will end up with the death of the protagonist’s father but not with the power of words to overcome it. A doubly brave novel, “El ángulo Ciego (The Blind Spot)” is a reflection on the consequences of terrorism in personal life, while providing an original and captivating storytelling. Etxenike literary mastery achieves here to endow words with all their strength to make us beings free for thinking and acting against barbarism and at the same time, strength to express it artistically.

EUSKADI Prize for Fiction 2009


el detective de sonidos (That’s so you) Target: Adult fiction Ed. Libros de Pizarra 1997 | 11.5 x 21| 64 p.

• Luisa Etxenike (Euskadi Literature Award 2009) with El detective de sonidos has been able to revitalize lively and ironically the noir genre. “With this unusual and innovative ‘bildungsroman’ dazzling intelligence, Luisa Extenike assumes the best legacy of the ‘black’ genres and “learning” to turn them with lots of modernity. “El Detective de sonidos” is like Russian dolls, several novels at the same time, a powerful proustian vocals with the complexities and the beauty of life, as well as a very contemporary interpretation of the emotions and the feeling of conflicts, traumas and responsibilities of oneself and others. Led by a young anti-hero, the player enters a spiral of revelations, discoveries and successive variations in looking for one and several ‘beats’ and lost time to retrieve, save, and discover. There are many records of this novel to write agile and very subtle, whose humor and tenderness meet in a continuous and sustainable chiaroscuro. Absolutely captivating.” Juana Salabert

Coup de coeur 2013 selection New Spanish books-FR SOLD: France


Vino (wine) Target: Adult Fiction Robert Laffont 2012 | 170 p.

Luisa Etxenike surprises us with a story of desire and passion that envelops the metaphor of wine. We are faced with psychological intrigue where past and present appear through the memory of the protagonists and a clear contrast between an urban landscape against the peace and calm of the countryside. The author frames his work in a landscape of love and hate family and social realities that society presents to us. A novel of great quality that will keep you intrigued until the last page.

SOLD: France


efectos secundarios (Collateeral effects) Target: Adult fiction Ed. Bassarai | 1996 | 14 x 21| 118 p.

A passionate story about the rift of love and desire in a love triangle, whose vertices are occupied by two women and one man. An introspective tale that brings to life the weaknesses and foibles of their loved ones. An interior landscape of mature and memory in a woman undergoing surgery. A new awakening, an odd anatomy, who discovers things with different eyes. These are some of the “side effects� that lead back to plot a tenacious fight to regain the desire and sensuality that surrounds and absorbs the intense love. A poetic-sounding prose Etxenike Luisa bends with precision and patience of a goldsmith, which capture the texture of emotions and feelings that life slips on our way in a great novel.


los peces negros (the black fish) Target: Adult fiction Ed. Bassarai | 2005 | 14 x 21| 132 p. A present denied, a forbidden city, a cruel map; the history of the man who she has just met, slips through her fingers, as live fish. The encounter with the man will also allow her to discover love and an unexpected desire, which will provide her with the argument to compose her first album. Ten songs that will unravel the mystery.

ejercicios de duelo (Exercises duel)

Target: Adult fiction Ed. Bassarai | 2001 | 14 x 21 |110 p. “Granada is an animal with long and soft hair “ in the words of one of the characters of the first story of “Ejercicios de duelo”, where the hero says instead: “I have no idea how Granada is, I guess that as in the south it will be flies and smell of food everywhere. “A duel is a fight between two. It can be two people, two different world views, oneself torn between his past and his present or faced to personal fears, the ways in which others grasp our own inside. “In duels there are no rules. That is its elegance”. This statement by one of the main characters is used for the duel that conform each story. The elegance of irony that is present throughout the volume, the humor that stands out in many of the stories, metaphors such as the Granada of pointed and searching gaze or that voice unthinkable, newly emerged continent, are some of the challenges of the literature of Luisa Etxenike.


el mál más grave (more serious evil) Target: Adult fiction Ed. Bassarai |1997 | 14 x 21| 138 p.

• “El mal más grave” is a reflection of what happens in Ellie Stanford’s life, a fourteen years old girl growing up in a suburb of a big city. It is a lucid vision of a heartbreaking feeling: guilt. The reflection on the cruelty that is not intended, but it feels and performs on impulse for a young mind and body in which germinate, among family, friends and the rest of the neighbors, punishment and revenge, misunderstanding and fear, personal dissatisfaction, maturity and hope.

• Luisa Etxenike, with a personal style and concentrated through the thoughts and actions of a naive and perverse Ellie Stanford, surprises us with a novel without artifacts of any kind, no frills, like a fist to the heart.


BRAZIL

ROGER MELLO Author/Illustrator

COLOMBIA

Yolanda Reyes

COLOMBIA

DIPACHO

children Fiction

Author/Illustrator

CHILE Colombia

Magdalena Armstrong Author/Illustrator

FRANCISCO LEAL QUEVEDO Children Fiction

COLOMBIA SPAIN

eVELIO rOSERO cHILDREN Fiction

lUISA ETXENIKE aDULT Fiction

COLOMBIA

DANIEL ISAACS aDULT Fiction


daniel isaacs Adult fiction


UN HOMBRE QUE HACÍA RETRATOS. 2015 by DANIEL ISAACS


DANIEL ISAACS (B. 1959)

www.patricioreig.com Daniel Isaacs was born in San Juan Argentine. He studied architecture in Bogota and a master of modernism in the UPC de Catalunya. He has devoted himself entirely to literature, photography and studying the history of both disciplines. He has worked in the world of historical research of photography and deeper into the origins of photography design. From his passion for literature has emerged the poems “The things of life” (2009), unpublished and this, his first novel “A man who made portraits” (2015). It belongs to a family committed to the literature. It is a direct descendant of Jorge Isaacs author of the first major Latin American novel of manners “María” (1867). In the world of photography (Patricio Reig, his stage name), has specialized in alternative systems such as wet collodion, ambrotype and daguerreotype. Currently working on her second narrative project “The Garden of dolls”.

He has made multiple national and international exhibitions in the world of art and photography. His work is in collections of several countries around the world. http://www.patricioreig. com/index.php?/ cv /-exhibitions /


Un hombre que hacĂ­a retratos (a man who made portraits) Target: Adult Fiction 2015 |208 p.

Born Tarak mid-nineteenth century in the colonial British-Raj-domain into a humble family dedicated to textiles. The passion and spirituality with living the art of drawing will take you to get in the way of David Douglas, adventurous and landscape photographer, who is heading to Shimla, north, where he plans to set up a studio. Douglas discovers him Tarak the principles of photography. Since established, Douglas requires you to guide the first major photographic excursion that takes into Kashmir and the Himalayas. Through portraits he has a chance to do, Tarak check the misery of their own people, caused by social status and economic result of colonial oppression. At this time born a photographer committed their time and land that bear his unique approach to portrait to a transcendental unknown point in the rigid VictorianBio.


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