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Catalogue 2014-2015 Children’s literature

Visual Philosophy for Children

Wonder Ponder, Visual Philosophy for Children, is an innovative interdisciplinary project that uses thought-provoking visuals to help readers aged eight and over develop their own philosophical maps on a range of philosophical issues, fostering fun, critical and independent thinking. The project includes the publication of a series of six boxes, each of them on a specific philosophical topic, and a website containing free, quality educational support materials to use with the boxes. The project also includes designing and launching an online magazine that aims to become a philosophy for children site for practitioners but also seeks to reach a broader audience and build an online community for wondering and pondering together. The project will launch at the end of 2014, with the publication of the first box in two versions –Cruelty Bites in English and Mundo cruel in Spanish- and the opening of the website with support materials.

Wonder Ponder series titles and topics: 1. Cruelty Bites (on cruelty). 2. I, person (on personal identity and the differences between persons and robots). 3. No way! (on possibility and impossibility). 4. Freedom in a box (on freedom). 5. The real thing (on reality, imagination and dream). 6. What’s it all for? (on happiness and the meaning of life).

Contents of each box:  14 illustrated scenes.  More than 100 carefully worded questions designed to spark a rich and well-oriented reflection without leading it to pre-established conclusions.  3 blank cards for readers to design their own philosophical scenes and pose their own questions.  Visual philosophical guide-map for children and adults.  Ideas for wonderpondering. Suggestions for use.  A-3 thematic poster


Recommended age: Age 8 and up. Although it has worked very well with children from age 4.

Description of the material: Wonder Ponder is designed for children to look at, read and think playfully by themselves, accompanied by an adult or in a group, in educational, play or family contexts. The scenes are printed on smooth card with rounded corners, with open questions about the scene on the back, laid out in different directions and at different angles, so that the reader/player has to turn, turn and turn the card to read the questions, mirroring the spirit of play, investigation and search of the material itself. The intuitive design of the material, with the questions laid out like a game, facilitates reading and interaction with the images for the child and the mediator. The boxes also include a brief visual guide-map that provides anchors for the philosophical reflections the image may lead to and shapes the possible conclusions that may be derived from the set of scenes in each box. This visual philosophical guide-map is designed for children to read or look at on their own, providing them with more tools and arguments for reflection, but also with a view to providing guidelines to mediators wishing to lead a dialogue.

Wonder Ponder is  Intuitive and self-explanatory: the first scene, with its questions on the back, helps us “read” the following scenes.  Systematic: in the sense that it enables readers/players to start building a philosophical system of their own, and also in the sense that it approaches each issue from a set of particular scenes to provide a more general, abstract vision of the whole.  Flexible: it does not require the reader/player to follow any order in particular or even to answer all the questions.  Non-directive: it does not intend to lead to a given answer but rather to stimulate a search for all possible answers.

Ellen Duthie

Spain, 1974 Born in Spain of British parents, she has an MA in Mental Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. A writer, teacher, blogger and translator, her interests are focused on children’s literature and philosophy for children. Over the last ten years, she has been developing material to stimulate philosophical dialogue with and among children, using children’s literature and visual stimuli as prompts for discussion. She has taught several philosophy programs designed and developed for state and private institutions. She currently runs "Filosofía a la de tres" (One, two, three, philosophy!) and "Filosofía de cuento" (Story Philosophy), for preschool and primary school children respectively. It is within the context and over the course of her experience with philosophy and children that the concept of “visual philosophy for children” arose. This concept and approach is now materialised in the Wonder Ponder project. She is the author of the blog Filosofía a la de tres (, where she provides detailed accounts of the experience of her philosophy sessions with a preschool class in a state school in Madrid. The project is listed as an associated project of the “Teaching Children Philosophy” program of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts (USA). She also writes the bilingual blogs Story Philosophy (, a blog of picturebook based philosophical discussions, and We Read it Like This (, a children’s literature blog with reviews focused on the experience of reading aloud. In addition to philosophy for children and philosophy of education, her philosophical interests focus on the Scottish and English Enlightenment and the relationship between language and thought. She is the author of the translation of Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense. Madrid, Editorial Trotta, 2004, with an introduction and notes also written by her, of the 18th century Scottish philosopher Thomar Reid, which earned very positive reviews in Spain and the United Kingdom. She has also translated Maurice Sendak’s classic work Outside Over There into Spanish, to be published by Kalandraka. Works: WONDER PONDER: Visual Philosophy for Children

Daniela Martagón

México 1986 Daniela is a graduate of Visual Arts from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and holds a Graduate Diploma in Drawing, Graphic Design and Web Design. Interested in visuals, play and alternative education, her work encompass image, philosophy, narrative and communication. In recent years she has specialised in children’s and YA literature and holds a Masters in Picture books from ‘i con i’ (Madrid). Daniela’s work was selected for the 2013 Iberoamerican Catalogue of Illustration. The freshness and humour in Daniela’s illustrations are the result of a self-demanding process which brings together theoretical research and learning of the craft. One of the most striking things about her work is her ability to thoughtfully digest theory from a broad variety of disciplines and then bring it back in the form of deceivingly simple art. She has illustrated La casa del ciempiés, written by Ignacio Sanz, (Editorial Narval, 2013), El conejo de la luna, written by Loma (Océano Travesía, 2014) and Cuentos mal contados, by Rafael Ordoñez (Narval, 2014).

Works: WONDER PONDER: Visual Philosophy for Children

María Teresa Andruetto

Argentina, 1954 Winner of the Hans Andersen Award 2012.


The construction of social and individual identity, the sequels of the dictatorship in her country and the female universe are some of the main lines of her work. Her books are read both by young and adult readers, breaking the generational barriers. She has been working for the last 30 years in children literature, where she took part on the training of school teachers; she has also founded centers of study and specialized magazines, has directed collections and taken part in reading plans. She is guest teacher in many graduate and posgraduate courses and invited author in congresses, seminars, fairs and meetings, in her country and abroad. Her books are subject of study in Argentinian, American and European Universities. Her writing won her the awards of Luis Tejada (1993), Fondo Nacional de las Artes (National Fund for the Arts) 2002, and in 2001 she was finalist of the Award Romulo Gallegos with her novel Lengua Madre. She was included in the Honour Lists of the IBBY, has been awarded the Iberoamerican SM Prize in 2009. Her work has been used as a base for short movies, musical and poetical shows, theatre adaptations and other events.

Works Children’s literature Zapatero pequeñito (Tiny shoemaker) Story, 2012 El caballo de Chuang Tzu (Chuang Tzu’s horse) Story, 2012 Había una vez (Once upon a time) Story, 2012 Solgo Story, 2004, 2012 Miniaturas ( Miniature) Stories, 2011 La niña el corazón y la casa (The girl, the heart and the house) short novel, 2011 La durmiente (The sleeper) Story, 2010 El incendio (The Fire) Story, 2008. Agua Cero (Zero Water) Poems for children, 2007

Trenes. Una historia de amor para niños (Trains) Stories, 2008 El árbol de Lilas (The Lilac Tree),Story, 2006 Veladuras (Glazes), Novel for young readers, 2004 El país de Juan (Juan’s Country) Novel, 2003 Benjamino. Short stories,2003,2012 La mujer vampiro (The Vampire Woman) Stories, 2001 Stefano, short novel,1997 Huellas en la arena (Tracks in the San) Stories, 1997 El anillo encantado ( The Enchanted Ring), Stories,1993

La niña, el corazón y la casa (The girl, the heart and the house)

Short novel. Juvenile Editorial Sudamericana. Argentina 2011. 92 pages La niña, el corazón y la casa (The Girl, The Heart and The House) tells the story of a girl who manages to give the family heritage, her mother’s and grandmother’s abandonment stories, a new turn through the moving relation she creates with her brother, a boy with Down’s Syndrome. A poetic and taciturn writing, considered by the critics Andruetto’s hallmark.

“The reader will find a narrative voice where one can recognize the Saer by Glosa and where very moving characters are built with a lot of subtlety” Revista Ñ

"Maria Teresa Andruetto, who knows very well children and juvenile literature, offers us a story woven with small and precious details as well as with a clever use of repetition, creating an atmosphere able to catch and seduce readers from all ages, like a sweet and soothing lullaby". María Gross, Liberweb, Italia

“A book that cuts through your heart” Marina Colasanti

Published by: Argentine Editorial Sudamericana/ Brazil Global editora/ Colombia Babel Libros/ México Ediciones Castillo/ Italy Mondadori / Turquía: Bu Yaynevi

El árbol de Lilas (The Lilac Tree) Story. Comunicarte Editorial, Argentina, 2006. 32 pages. Ilustrated by Liliana Menéndez Young Readers A woman leaves her home and wanders through the world searching for her ideal man, whereas he is sitting under a lilac tree in a square near her house, waiting for her… A story about love and the need to cross the world in order to find it. The search of the beloved, the sweetheart’s awaiting and the parable of the journey we undertake to find what we want, ignoring that it could very well be at our point of departure, are at the core of this story which subverts the rules of traditional story telling by having the lady going in search of love whilst the man remains awaiting.

Prizes and honours awarded Mention, awarded by Comité de Selección de Fundalectura. Bogotá, 2007. List of Honours. IBBY 2007. International Board on Books for Young People. Destacados (Distinguished) de ALIJA, 2006. Premio Accésit 2006 (Accésit Prize 2006). Cámara Argentina de Publicaciones (Argentinean Publishing Chamber): Los Libros Mejor Impresos y Editados en Argentina (Best Books Edited and Published in Argentina) Selected by the Bienal de Ilustración de Bratislava 2007. Illustrated by Liliana Menéndez. Best Books for Children and Youngsters 2008. Banco del Libro, Venezuela. “María Teresa Andruetto, in my view the most accomplished writer of today’s Latin American Children’s and Youth Literature, presents a love story in three stages, with her marked personal imprint and a poetic, condensed language, and a round end”. Luis Bernardo Yepes Osorio. RELALIJ/2007 Magazine. “El árbol de lilas (The Lilac Tree) is a good book to put librarians and teachers into trouble. Which shelf should I put it in? Is it a short-story, is it poetry? What genre does it belong to? Words are distributed in verse, actions and dialogues repeat with slight variations in the way of refrains. A form closer to play, to popular poetry than to conventional prose; however, there’s a story being told, a love story. The protagonists of this story are deliberately undefined, they have no name and we know nothing about them, except their actions: the waiting and the searching. The text calls them he and she. The man is the one who waits, the woman is the one who searches the world for love”. Marcela Carranza. Imaginaria Magazine Published by: Spanish worldwide Comunicarte Editorial /China Anhui Children’s Publishing House

Agua Cero (Zero Water)

Poems for children. Illustrated by Guillermo Daghero Comunicarte Editorial, 2007. 32 pages 4 years + A book with rain? Rain in a book? Poetry, word games, calligrams and word soups full of sonority. “A bird confused your eye with a feather of his loved one now he looks into the bottom and sees nothing”. Poems for children, visual poetry, word mazes and other word games full of sound and sense, by which the author breaks up in different ways the clichés so often found in children’s poetry.

Published by: Latin America Comunicarte Editorial

HabĂ­a una vez (Once upon a time)

Story. Calibroscopio Ediciones, 2012. 40 pages. Ilustrated by Claudia Legnazzi.Â

Special edition. Hard cover, with a box. All ages

Once upon a time there was, in a far away country, a beautiful woman who entertained the grand vizier telling him stories. The woman's name was Scheherezade and the ries she told were strange and misterious. One of them started like this: "Once upon a time there was, in a beautiful country..."

A story within a story, within another story. A story that contains all the stories.

Published by : Calibroscopio Ediciones

Miniaturas (Miniature)

Short Stories. Macmillan Editores, 2011. 48 pages Ilustrated by Irene Singer All Ages A samurai, mount Fuji, a forigner arrived from a distant village, a dragon on the watch, a humble house builder, coveted golden fish... This narrative takes us through a path nourrished with traditional stories of European and Eastern origins. Five short stories where, as in the classical Persian miniatures, all the meaning and legacy of ancient cultures is concentrated. And in her illustrations, Irene Singer synthesizes every story with delicate simplicity.

Published by: Macmillan Argentina

El caballo de Chuang Tzu (Chuang Tzu's horse)Â

Story. Editorial Comunicarte, 2012. 32 pages Ilustrated by Istvansch. 8 years +

The best draughtsman from far away China and a horse build a metaphor of art.

The best draughtsman from far away China was called Chuang Tzu. The assitant took Chuang Tzu to the presence of the owner of the Empire Once there, Chuang Tzu asked: What does my master need? The drawing of a horse, the best of all of them, he answered.

Published by: Editorial Comunicarte

Zapatero pequeĂąito (Tiny shoemaker)

Story. Editorial Comunicarte, 2012. 28 pages. Ilustrated by Pablo Bernasconi 4 years + Comunicarte gathers in its collection Los imprescindibles the winners of the different editions of the Hans Andersen Awards or a candidate to the Award for his country. In this case, MarĂ­a Teresa Andruetto, winner of the Andersen Award 2012, and the illustrator Pablo Bernasconi, Argentinian candidate to the Award for illustration.

Both will tell us how a tiny child, small like a spinning top, can defeat a troll, save a girl and make possible for the king to heal.

Published by: Comunicarte editorial

La durmiente (The sleeper)

Story. Alfaguara, 2010. 40 pages. Illustrated by Istvansch 6 years +

Said about this story: “La Durmiente (The Sleeper) reformulates a famous and very old and wonderful short-story and endows it with a renewed allegorical content. As it happens with many classical and popular narrations, this story is close to a parable. Author María Teresa Andruetto mounts, through an elaborated simplification of the narrative form, a recognizable and disturbing atmosphere of palace happiness and daydream that little by little will be disarticulated to alert us about some moral kind of dilemma. “La Durmiente (The Sleeper) can be read as a form of ethical and poetic, and also political, reflection, which magnifies and extends through the iconographic framework created by Itsvansch, with special stress on references to the history of gender fights. Andruetto, like Italo Calvino, finds in literature a way of thinking (herself) in the contemporary world and becoming involving in it, without concessions and aesthetical renunciations”. Recomendados, web portal Published by: Argentine Alfaguara

Trenes (Trains. A love story for children)

Story. Editorial Alfaguara, 2008. 30 pages. Ilustrated by Istvansch Firstreaders Trenes (Trains) ( like El Incendio or “The Fire”, La durmiente or “The sleeping girl”, El caballo de Chuang Tzu or “Chuang Tzu’s Horse”, and other stories by María Teresa Andruetto) belongs to a volume of short stories that start off from quotations from universal literature, in this specific case from Ramón Gómez de la Serna. In this way, the author has performed a pioneer work of intertextuality unknown in other authors in the field of children’s literature in Spanish language. A man. A woman. The search, disencounters, the unexpected encounter. A love story for the very young told in Andruetto’s poetical language and Isvtvansch’s line over collage illustrations. Published by: Argentine Alfaguara

El Incendio (The Fire)

Story. Ediciones Del Eclipse. 32 pages. Ilustrated by Gabriela Burin 7 years + El incendio or “The Fire” ( like Trenes or “Trains”, La durmiente or “The sleeping girl”, El caballo de Chuang Tzu or “Chuang Tzu’s Horse”, and other stories by María Teresa Andruetto) belongs to a volume of short stories which she wrote starting off from quotations from universal literature – in this specific case from the philosopher Sören Kierkegaard – , thus performing a pioneer work of intertextuality in the field of children’s literature in Spanish language. A clown goes on stage in a theater to warn people that there is a fire, but nobody believes him. Where do we draw the borderline between truth and falsehood? Which are the limits of fiction? A theatre stage, many fat women, a clown and a fire are the elements of this highly poetic story in which tragedy and comedy go along hand in hand. Amazing illustrations by Gabriela Burin.

Prizes and honours awarded Destacados (Distinguished) ALIJA/2008 (Argentinean Children and Juvenile Literature Association).

Published by: Argentine Ediciones Del Eclipse/China Anhui Children’s Publishing House

Solgo Children’s story, poetry. Editorial Edelvives, 2011. Illustrated album, 40 pages. Illustrations by Cynthia Orensztajn Ages 8 and up. Solgo is a painter in ancient Korea said to paint trees that birds take for real ones. Solgo is not interested in money, food, or women. Nor in fame, prestige or honour. He strives only to find the blue of morning. An original text full of evocative images, accompanied by Cynthia Orensztain’s careful, subtle illustrations.

Published by:Spanish world-wide by Edelvives Editores/Chinese: will be published by: Anhui Children’s Publishing House


Story. Alfaguara Colombia, 2012. 50 pages. Ilustrations by Cynthia Orensztajn Firstreaders Once upon a time there was a mother with a baby so small than he could live inside a nutshell. His name was Benjamino, which means the youngest. Everyday his mother woke him up sent him to take care of the three cows they owned: the White, the Black and the Spotted one. "My grandmother Felicitas was born in a small village in the Piamonte, in the North of Italy, and from that region came to me the adventures of Gioannin ca boija (Juancito el que que se las ingenia -"Johnny, the witty"-) and Ciatvin cit ("The small shoemaker") that she told us, perhaps to teach us that no matter how small you are, with a bit od audacity and a bit of luck you can outsmart the wolves and the trolls". María Teresa Andruetto. Benjamino, as many other characters that we remember from our first tales, compensates with intelligence what he lacks in size. Inspired in the oral Italian tradition, María Teresa Andruetto rescues the tones, the humour and the sound of the timeless short stories to revive the charm and the art of story telling for those who start reading.   

Published by : Alfaguara Colombia


Short novel. Juvenile. Editorial Sudamericana.1997, 2011. 96 pages Stefano is a bildungsroman, it is the story of an inner and outer journey experienced by a teenager who, at the beginning of the twentieth century, in the period between the two great wars, sets off from Genoa and heads towards Buenos Aires to try his fortune. Hunger and pain, the farewell to his the way to the port with some friends who are also leaving, the trip by boat, a shipwreck, the arrival to the port in Buenos Aires, his trip by train to the Pampa, his enrolment in a circus… are milestones in this journey where the adolescent is initiated into the world of sex, love is discovered, a job is found, and he will start building his identity in this new land. A poignant and encouraging novel about the initiation of a boy into adulthood. Stefano is not just a novel about immigration, it is regarded as a classic, it is a must in juvenile Spanish literature. “Pay attention: Stefano is an unusual example of the compatibility between suspense and critical realism, between simple and exquisite language”. Peter Braulein. Bulletin Jugend & Literatur und Medien. Prizes and honours awarded White Ravens 1998. Internationale Jugendbibliothek. Munich. Germany. Destacados (Distinguished) ALIJA (Argentinean Children and Juvenile Literature Association), 1999. Best book, awarded by the “Bulletin Jugendliteratur & Medien”, monthly German magazine of Literature and other Media for young readers. January, 2004. Finalist for Argentina Editora Mariana Vera. International Young Publisher of the Year Award. London 2005. Finalist, Edición Santillana and University of Salamanca Prize. Master of Editing. Madrid, 2006.

Published by: Argentina Editorial Sudamericana / Colombia Babel Libros/ Spain SM/ Galician Galaxia editorial /Germany Atlantis Verlag. (*contract expired)/México Edciones Castillo/ Brasil: Global Editora / Italia: Mondadori /China: will be published by: Anhui Children’s Publishing House

El país de Juan (Juan’s Country)

Novel. Editorial Anaya, 2003. 5th edition, 2007. 32 pages. Illustrated by Gabriel Hernández 10 years +

In order to escape from misery, Juan’s parents decide to leave the countryside and migrate to the city. They will not sell cattle any more, but will collect cardboard and newspapers instead in Villa Cartón (Cardboard City). Life there will prove to be difficult. However the day Juan’s and Anarina’s lives cross, the future will start brightening up and they will both play a main role in it.

Prizes and honours Selected by the Secretariat of Public Education, Ministry of Culture and Education of Mexico, 2006

Published by: Spanish worldwide Anaya/Italia: Mondadori Brasil: Global editora /China: Anhui Children’s Publishing House/ Eslovenia Založba Malinc

El anillo encantado (The enchanted ring)

Short Stories. Sudamericana, 1993. 8th edition, 2011. 64 pages Illustrated by Patricia Melgar Young Readers Seven short stories written in the manner of the ancient European or Oriental stories and legends, in which the author explores and blows up the borders of wonderland. Seven stories about love, either lost or found: the princess that fell in love with a coalman, the Baghdad barber who loved beautiful Halima, Charlemagne and Iphigenia, the incredulous love of a warrior for the woman with the little hair bun, the story of the clever lady of the Sultanate of El Katar… Written with emotion and wisdom, in the manner of Scheherazade in Arabian Nights.

Prizes and honours Best Books in Spanish Language. Book Bank. Venezuela, 1996. White Ravens 1994. Internationale Jugendbibliothek. Munich, Germany. Destacados (Distinguished) ALIJA (Argentinean Children and Juvenile Literature Association), 1994.

Published by: Argentina Editorial Sudamericana / Colombia SM/ México Castillo Ediciones / Brasil: Global Editora /China: Anhui Children’s Publishing House

Huellas en la arena

(Tracks in the sand)

Stories. Editorial Sudamericana. 5th edition, 2010. 64 pages Illustrated by José Sanabria Young readers Deep and suggestive stories where friendship, justice, love, beauty and wisdom find their course. Written in the manner of the ancient European or Oriental stories and legends, the author explores and blows up the borders of wonderland. The man who came from far away lands, the one who is in his journey to Korasán, the one who weeps without solace over a stone, children searching for little golden fish and the woman that tells stories are featured in these emotive and sensuous stories.

Prizes and honours awarded Los mejores Libros de 1988 (Best Books 1988). Banco del Libro Venezuela

Published by: Argentina Sudamericana/Colombia: SM/México SM /China: Anhui Children’s Publishing House

La mujer vampiro (The Vampire Woman)

Stories. Sudamericana, Buenos Aires, 2001.5th edition, 2011. 64 pages. Ilustrated by Lucas Nine

9 years + A collection of stories inspired by the oral tradition of Spanish-speaking people. Man’s fear has taken different shapes: it has turned into demons that visit us in order to put us to the test, or to propose disturbing pacts, like in /La Salamanca/, people who transform into animals as in /El Lobisón/, who eat other people as ogres and witches usually do in traditional stories, where common people become monsters due to a magic potion or to an evil spell… However, the privileged inhabitants of these stories are the Dead, who return to the world of the living as vampires or ghosts or zombies. “In this work, Andruetto proposes a group of stories inspired by the oral tradition, and re-created with a limpid, intelligent prose, full of semantic echoes, very economic and personal. Far from seeking to make the reader “die of fright,” the purpose of turning that emotion into a refined aesthetic experience can be inferred”. Cuatrogatos Magazine. Prizes and honours awarded White Ravens 2002. Internationale Jugedbibliothek. Munich, Germany. Destacados (Distinguished) ALIJA/2002 (Argentinean Children and Juvenile Literature Association). Published by:Argentina: Sudamericana/Chile Mondadori/Colombia: SM/China Anhui Children’s Publishing House


Inés Garland Argentina, 1960 Winner of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2014 for Piedra, papel o tijera She works free lance and coordinates creative writing workshops. A jury from the National Arts’ Fund formed by Liliana Heker, Ana María Shua y Vicente Batista awarded her book Una Reina Perfecta in 2005. Several of the short stories in the book received Latin-american awards and the short story A Perfect Queen has been translated to English for the National Welsh Review. Her novel Piedra, papel o tijera was elected Best Novel of the Year by Alija (Children’s and Young people’s Literature Association). It has been translated to German as Wei ein unsichtbares Band.

Works La arquitectura del océano., Short Stories, 2014 El jefe de la manada. Novel young readers, 2014 Piedra, papel o tijera (Stone, paper or scissors) Novel young readers, 2009 Una reina perfecta. Short Stories, 2008. El rey de los centauros. Novel, 2006.

Awards: Winner of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2014 for Piedra, papel o tijera which is the most important prize for young adult literature in Germany (besides, Inés Garland is the first Latin-American writer in winning this prize). Her short stories’ book “Cerca de una ausencia” was awarded the second prize by the Fondo Nacional de las Artes 2005 (published under the title of “Una Reina Perfecta”). Her short stories have been published in several of “La mujer de mi vida” literary magazine’s issues and she was chosen for the section “El elegido” to celebrate the magazines’ fifth anniversary.

El jefe de la manada (The Head of the Pack)

Novel. Ediciones Siruela, 2014.114 pages Nina and her cousin Milo are eleven years old and they live in Buenos Aires, facing a huge park, El Rosedal, where they usually go out to play. There they meet Gudrek, a vagabond who looks like a big tree when he’s standing up and lives in the park with his dogs. Nina and Milo want to fly and learn telepathy; every time they visit their grandfather, who lives in Colonia, across the river, they practice their exercises with him. One day, the neighborhood dogs mysteriously disappear; Gudrek looses one of his, and Nina and Milo decide to help him find it and investigate what has happened with the rest of them. Nina starts to have nightmares; through them she will get some clues that will guide them in the mystery of the disappearances. Published by: : Espaùa Ediciones Siruela/Argentina: Santillana

Piedra, papel o Tijera (Stone, paper or scissors) Novel. Juvenile. Alfaguara 2009. 192 pages Winner of Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2014 Alma lives a comfortable life in Buenos Aires with her parents and spends her weekends at a house on an island in the Delta. There she meets her neighbours, Carmen and Marito, who live with their grandmother, Doña Ángela, in a hut beside a stream. The three friends spend their childhood in this lonely paradise with the constant presence of the river. It is a land of adventures, but at times a dangerous one, capable of swallowing a person whole, and leaving no trace behind. Alma and her friends enjoy the innocence of this childhood friendship, oblivious to the differences between her privileged world and the hardships of the islanders’ poverty. They pass their time building tree houses and spy on the world of the grown-ups. El Tordo, Carmen and Marito’s uncle, does not approve of this friendship. His sullen personality fascinates Alma. A beautiful Hungarian neighbour who spends her weekends in a house at the edge of the canal attracts Alma and Carmen’s attention. The mysteries of love and sexuality weave into their teenage fantasies. Time brings changes, which threaten to separate the three childhood playmates. In her teens, Alma falls in love with Marito at the same time as being forced to attend her first parties among the privileged classes of Buenos Aires. It’s the 1970’s: the military coup takes place, but Alma leads her life in a social circle that prefers to ignore the political reality out in the real world. She perceives it all with a naiveté nurtured by her parents’ indifference and the economic advantages that the upper classes enjoy under the dictatorship. Nonetheless, she is saddened by the impossibility of fulfilling her love for Marito. In a forbidden excursion to his bedroom, her hopes rise: he may also be in love with her. With the dictatorship as background, their love grows and so do the differences between them. Clues that are indecipherable for Alma suggest that her friends are involved in anti-government activities. But Alma carries on with her life, blind to the social injustices and the disappearance of thousands of young people. Her only concern is how to keep Marito by her side. While her parents are away in Miami, she invites Marito over and they make love for the first and only time. That night he goes out to make a phone call and never comes back. Setting out on a search that will determine the end of innocence, Alma starts to see what has been hidden to her. She spends a sad night with a pregnant Carmen and

understands that there is a whole world she didn’t know about. Nothing will ever be the same. The love stories come to their end; a bonfire burns the books that built Marito’s walls; the river carries the cinders away. In an epilogue that takes place thirty years later, Doña Ángela and the only grandchild who survived the dictatorship welcome Alma to their home on another island. The three of them have spent years searching for Carmen’s son, born in captivity. It’s the only thing they can do to salvage what remains of the past. The simple power of the rock has crushed the scissors that tried to sever the family ties.

“A special book that makes you feel very compassionate, which should be enough reason to dig deeper in the recent history of Argentina.” Maria Frisé, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “ It drags you like the Paraná river.” Maren Keller, Spiegel “In this masterpiece, Coming of age, Inés Garland lets the main character do the talking hersel.” Jochen Weber,Süddeutsche Zeitung “She won’t be able to untie herself from her destiny (…)”. Wie ein unsichtbares Band by Inés Garland has moved me more than any other love story that I have read this summer”, Revista Brigitte, Alemania “A juvenile and very demanding book, written in a very delicate manner” Magali Heissler, Titelblog Prizes and honours awarded Winner of Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2014 (The most important children’s award in Germany) The Institue of Children Literature from Austria chose Piedra, papel o tijera as the best novel in the month of June 2013 Wie ein unsichtbares Band ( Piedra, papel o tijera) gets the LUCHS Award in August 2013 The LUCHS Award for children and juvenile literature is given every month by Die Zeit and Radio Bremen. Among the 12 monthly awards they choose the LUCHS Award of the year. The jury is composed by Karsten Binder, Birgit Dankert and Hartmut El Kurdi. The president of the jury is the journalist from Die Zeit, Katrin Hörnlein. The Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliterature (German Academy for children and juvenile literature) has considered Wie ein unsichtbares Band (Piedra, papel o tijera) as the book of the month in September 2013.

Published by: Argentina Alfaguara/Uruguay Criatura Editorial/ Alemania Fisher/ Francia Ecole des Loisirs.


Belén Gopequi Madrid, 1963 Graduate in Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid She has published the novels La escala de los mapas (1993), Tocarnos la cara (1995) La conquista del aire (1998) Lo real ( 2001) El lado frío de la almohada (2004), El Padre de Blancanieves (2007), Deseo de ser punk (2009) in Anagrama Publishing Company and Acceso no autorizado (2011) in Mondadori. In SM she has published El balonazo (2008), El día que mamá perdió la paciencia (2009) and El amigo que surgió de un viejo ordenador (2012) She has cooperated with the script of La suerte dormida, directed by Ángeles González-Sinde. She is the author of the script of El principio de Arquímedes, directed by Gerardo Herrero, who also directed Las razones de mis amigos, based on the novel La conquista del aire. She has written the play El coloquio in cooperation with Unidad de Producción Alcores. From time to time she writes articles in different newspapers. Children Literature El amigo que surgió de un viejo ordenador. Short Novel , 2012 El balonazo. Short Novel , 2008 El día que mamá perdió la paciencia. Short novel, 2009

El Balonazo

Short novel. Ediciones SM, 2008. 188 pages 8 yerars + It is a lie, you do not see stars when you get a ball in the head, and the important thing is not playing, cause everybody wants to win. And the things that happen in books, never happen in real life, that is why Daniel is fed up. And he wants to learn how to play football so they can win the final and he wants the pirates to be the good guys for once and win in the end. Daniel is ten and he is crazy about football. But bad luck seems to follow him everywhere, not just on the football pitch but in real life too. He is tired of studying but the worst thing is that in his true passion, football, he is neither lucky nor talented. His friends do not let him play in the matches, he always ends up on the bench, but he is not going to let things go on this way. One day Daniel meets Maxama, an illegal African immigrant who sells DVD around the corner of his house. At this moment, his life changes. Maxama shows him helpful tricks to learn how to play football and will show Daniel the life of an illegal immigrant. This will make Daniel question himself about what it is important in a sport: to win, to participate or to want to be the best. Maxama tells Daniel that in order to play football well he has to learn how to feel the toes of his feet. For this purpose, he provides him with a blue handkerchief to practice with and shows him how, by stretching and contracting his toes, he can roll the whole handkerchief. Maxama shows him more tricks, but what matters is that he teaches him to play with calmness and patience, he teaches him to manage and control his nerves. In this way a friendship develops between them and one day Maxama asks Daniel for help. The police have arrested him and want to deport him. Daniel, his parents, his school teacher and his schoolmates organize themselves and fight to avoid Maxama being deported. And they succeed!

Published by: Spanish worldwide Ediciones SM. For other countries availableÂ

El amigo que surgió de un viejo ordenador

Short novel. Ediciones SM, 2012. 157 pages 10 years +

“It is not fair” People get angry for no reason, and our ideas are important too, even if we are not grown-up and the crisis is not just a crisis for the banks and the countries, because my best friend has to go to Brazil to live and I can't do anything to stop it. Though maybe.... Mariú, the main character of this children's novel picks up a hard drive at a flea market so she can take it apart and see what is inside. But then she changes her mind and installs it in her mother's old computer to see if there are any documents on it and, to her surprise, she finds five documents which appear to contain a coded message. The book tells of her efforts to decipher it and how this distracts her from the sorrow she feels about her best friend Kyra's having to move to Brazil where her parents have found jobs. Finding the former owner of the hard drive at the flea market brings her the consolation of making a new friend, which in part makes up for losing Kyra, whom she fears she will never see again. The story is made up of parallel strands: a lovely story of childhood friendships and a plot with a certain suspense. The handling of the two elements is well coordinated and brings out the protagonist's concerns about pollution, unemployment, care for the environment, recycling, the wasting of natural resources and uncontrolled consumption. The important place of information technology in the relationship between the main characters will appeal to the readers for whom the work is intended.

"It is not fair" This is the sentence that Mariú keeps repeating through the novel to underline that the kid’s point of view is also important and that we should take them more seriously from time to time. Sometimes we forget that maturity, mixed up with the children’s innocence and curiosity create a perspective and a vision which is valid and necessary for the world we live in. Published by: Spanish worldwide Ediciones SM. For other countries available

Seis niños en Marte Luis Ruiz de Gopegui

Editorial Media Vaca, 2011. 208 pages Photographs: NASA and Santiago Martí / AFC Illustrated by: Juan Miguel Aguilera This is a very special book about space, because all the action takes place in space and because the characters are children. They are not children flying on the back of a winged cow because the author, Luis Ruiz de Gopegui, is a scientist who worked for the NASA. This is his first book for children and he tells us what we reasonably should do to reach Planet Mars. Today the trip to Mars is mostly an intellectual adventure, but it may be a fact soon. The interest and simplicity of the book compels you to read it in a single sitting. And also may encourage some children to look to the sky in a different way and may contribute in the future there will be many astronauts willing to face deep space and technical difficulties that now seem insurmountable. Nothing is impossible for children.

Published by: Spanish worldwide Editorial Media Vaca. For other countries available


Patricia Suárez Argentina, 1970 Writer, poet and playwright. She teaches creative writing to children and adults and collaborates in various newspapers and cultural magazines in Argentina and Uruguay. She is one of the most prestigious and recognized writers in the Argentinean publishing scene. She has declared that she writes without any discipline but lashed by moments of creativity, which she undoubtedly knows how to use to her advantage. The proof of it is her vast literary production. She was been awarded important prizes: magazine Cosecha Ñ, 2007; Prize Mario Vargas Llosa NH for short stories, 2005; Prize Clarín, 2003; Hucha de Oro, 2002; Prize of he National Fund for the Arts, 2000; First Prize House of América for Innovative writing, 200; Juan Rulfo, 1997. As a writer of books for children and adolescents, she was awarded the Highly Recommended Prize by ALIJA. As a playwright, she got the Prize Argentores 2005; First Prize from the National Theatre Institute and the Prize National Fund for the Arts, 2001. Her short stories are present in numerous national and international anthologies. In the last years, a few of her plays have been performed on stage. Works Children’s literature La verdad sobe Pinocho.( The truth about Pinocchio) Short Novel, 2013 Estamos grabando (We are recording). Stories, 2012

El príncipe Melocotón (The peach prınce). Story, 2011 Boris Orbis y la Vieja de la Calle 24 (Borıs Orbıs and the old woman of 24th Street) Story 2011 La bella demente (Crazy beauty) Novel for children, 2010 Habla la madrastra (The stepmother talks) Novel for children, 2008 Habla el lobo (The wolf talks) Novel for children, 2006 Amor Dragón( Dragon Love) Stories , 2007 El intrépido Medio-Pollo( Half-Chick The Fearless) Novel for children , 2007

Bichos que vuelan (Creatures that Fly). Anthology of Latinamerican bird legends, 2006 El rey Antol y el anillo deslumbrante ( King Antol and the Dazzling Ring) Story,2006. Historia del Pollito belleza ( The Story of Beauty Chick) Juan Rulfo Prize 1997.

Habla el Lobo (The wolf talks)

Novel for children. Norma Editorial, 2004. 46 pages 7 years + As everybody knows, a story can have different interpretations, from different approaches, always depending on who the storyteller is. The narrator, as the title indicates, is the wolf himself. A main character that tells us his experiences in that terrible day at the grandmother’s house. From the foreword: “What happens is that Little Red Riding Hood had a better coverage in the media than me. Of course, she is so cute, so sweet. A girl! Then, the journalists and the writers saw me: I’m hairy, with big ears, big teeth. They say I look ferocious although I have been a vegetarian for the last 14 years. I tried by all means to clean up my image, but every time someone sees me near his or her house starts trying to shoot me. I don’t even have the right to answer back. No, no. This is why I try to explain myself through this text”.

Published by: Argentine Norma Editorial.

Ha abla la Madras M stra. Biografíía Auto orizada a (Th he step pmothe er talks s. Auth horized d biogra aphy)

Novel for ch hildren. Edittorial Norma a, 2008, 56 6 pages 7 years + After the su A uccess of Th he wolf talk ks, here comes a new and e extremely funny book. Now it is Snow S White’’s stepmoth her t one who the o will try an nd rectify he er story with the Magic Mirror, clea an up her na ame and givve a voice to o her mates s in a adventures , the stepm mothers of Hansel & Gre etel and Cinderella. A very amu using story that t will cattch the atten ntion o the reade of ers from the e very first page. p

A N Norma Edittorial. Publlished by: Argentine

Amor Drag贸n (Dragon love)

Stories. Alfaguara, 2007 10 years + Rosalinda is a princess who always wanted to be famous, like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. One day, under a spell by Count Cocolino, her luck changes: she transforms herself into a female dragon and her adventures start. The book contains three stories, full of humor and fantasy, about princes, princesses, valiant vassals and, of course, dragons.

Published by: Argentine Alfaguara

La Bella Demente (Crazy beauty)

Novel for children. Ilustrated by Gabriela Burin Libros del Náufrago, 2011. 96 pages 9 years+ Crazy Beauty and her sister, Daydreaming Beauty, are two little ladies, a bit extravagant, from Medieval times. Audacious cooks of French fries, they both dream of a Prince Charming, a Blue Prince as blue as the sky, very blue, and in the mean time, they drive their father mad. In an effort to make them happy, he will pull out of his head more than one hair and will have to face a very special Beast.     Published by: Argentine Libros del Náufrago 

Boris Orbis y la vieja de la calle 24 (Borıs Orbıs and the old woman of 24th Street)

Story. Editorial Sudamericana, 2011. 77 pages Ilustrated by mEy! 8 years + In the city’s darkest, most twisted street, there lived a very, very, very evil old woman. She was so evil that she kept her nephew Boris Orbis locked up in the house. The old woman would make him cook, sweep, clean all in exchange for a clove of garlic and a crust of bread! Boris Orbis was 13 and had carrot-red hair. One of the things he most liked to do was to play the accordion. One day, music and the wish to meet Margarita Verano made him take a great decision: to flee from the Old Woman and the horrible Calle 24. Now that the decision was taken, the question remained how to go about it?

Published by: Argentine Editorial Sudamericana

El prĂ­ncipe MelocotĂłn (The peach prÄąnce)

Story. Edelvives, 2011. 69 pages Illustrated by Gabriela Burin 8 years + Once upon a time a baby boy was magically born by a peach tree growing in a palace garden. This miracle had been brought about by the lamentations of a shoemaker who could not have her own child. On seeing the child, the king and queen decided to take the child in since they did not have any children themselves and the peach tree was in their garden. From then on the little prince lived in the palace. Years later, the king and queen had a little girl. In time the two children fell in love and this the monarchs could not tolerate. Because theirs was a forbidden love, the prince and princess were forced to go through a series of terrible ordeals before they could return triumphant to the palace.

Published by: Spanish worldwide Edelvives.

Estamos Grabando (We are recording)

Stories. Edebé, 2012. 88 pages Ilustrated by Carolina Pratto

10 years + The adventures of the Blue Prince and Rondha, the snake who ran a gossip talkshow on TV, had been a mistery until now. But the TV cameras and the literature by Patricia Suárez uncover everything. In two stories full of humour and adventures, the secrets of these crazy characters are revealed.

Published by: spanish worldwide Edebé


La verdad sobre Pinocho (The truth about Pinocchio)    Short Novel. Planeta Infantil 2013. 80 pages 8 years + Pinocchio is not the only talented person in his family. Since this is story is inspired in a saying in Spanish that goes “At Pinocchio’s house everybody knows how to count up to eight …” , the other seven brothers of Pinocchio, who are professional singers, appear in it. They are called “The seven twigs of the song” and they are very angry with Pinocchio because he never mentions them in his book. This is why one of the brothers decides to tell the true story of the famous character. ¿Did you by any chance think that he was good hearted and generous? Wait till you listen to what his brothers have to say about their Benjamin”.

Published by: Spanish worldwide Editorial Planeta Infantil. For other countries available

Start playing! Chess for children Chess for the youngest

Authors: García Palermo – De Anna Pages: 48 coloured Size: 18 x 26

Children up to 7 years

Welcome to magic world of chess. Now, the adventure begins Prepare the coloured pencils, and sit down in front of the board: you will learn how to move your new friends painting. Managed by the great boss, the king, you'll find knights able to give enormous jumps, pawns that can be transformed into queens, powerfull queens that affords incredible challenges, nice bishops and hardworking rooks. They all live on the board and are waiting for you to star playing

Carlos García Palermo is a chess professional since almost forty years. Law Graduate, he obtained the title of International Grandmaster in 1985. His wins over world champion Anatoly Karpov (Mar del Plata 1982) and world title runner-up Nigel Short (Manila 1992), and such great players as Boris Gelfand and Michael Adams (England 1988) give a picture of his chess playing ability. During his rich career he won a number of tournaments, notably the Memorial Capablanca twice (1985 & 1987). Regular participant in the Bundesliga, and other national team championships (Argentina and Italy), he is a chess lecturer, contributor of several chess publications and expert in simultaneous displays.

Carlos García Palermo lleva casi cuarenta años en el mundo del ajedrez. Abogado de profesión obtuvo el título de Gran Maestro Internacional de ajedrez en el año 1985. Victorias sobre el campeón mundial Anatoly Karpov (Mar del Plata 1982), sobre el subcampeón mundial Nigel Short (Manila 1992), o sobre jugadores de la talla de Boris Gelfand y Michael Adams (Inglaterra 1988), entre otras, dan prueba de su agudeza ajedrecística. En su larga y rica trayectoria ha ganado numerosos torneos, entre los que destaca el Memorial Capablanca en los años 1985 y 1987. Participó en la Bundesliga, en la liga italiana y en la argentina. Colabora en diferentes medios periodísticos especializados, imparte conferencias y realiza exhibiciones.

Criterio de exposición de los temas: Está organizado de tal forma que la suma de los contenidos vertidos en los tres volúmenes comprenden una unidad práctica para el aprendizaje. Una especie de mapa o de collage donde cada tema tiene su oportunidad y su razón de ser en el sitio donde está ubicado. La experiencia en la enseñanza nos ha demostrado que la lógica de exposición no debe ir necesariamente de acuerdo a la importancia ajedrecística que tengan los temas, y sí por un criterio de motivación. Los aspectos teóricos del ajedrez no aparecen como ejes centrales de cada unidad, pero todos están explicados a lo largo de cada libro. Cada unidad está compuesta de: Misceláneas





Niveles: En relación a este aspecto, es necesario puntualizar que el ajedrez es un juego de abstracción, y en la medida que este aspecto esté más desarrollado, mayores serán las posibilidades de comprensión de los temas. Es por esto que el criterio de niveles en este curso apunta directamente a ello, y significa que la distribución en tres volúmenes responde más a los conocimientos adquiridos que a las posibilidades de comprensión en función de la edad del niño. Si el niño conoce, por ejemplo, el mate de las dos torres, podrá comprender y resolver problemas o ejercicios derivados de él, independientemente de su edad. En cada unidad se encontrarán 12 ejercicios que responden a tres niveles diferentes. Estos niveles están previstos para cubrir un abanico de edades que va entre los 7 y los 12 años, con lo que se puede establecer:

Nivel A

7- 8 años

Resuelven los 4 primeros ejercicios de cada unidad

Nivel B Nivel C

9-10 años 11-12 años

Resuelven los 8 primeros ejercicios de cada unidad Resuelven todos los ejercicios de cada unidad

El cuadro anterior es orientativo. El educador podrá utilizar esta propuesta de niveles de acuerdo con su experiencia en la enseñanza y con la respuesta que reciba.

Start playing! Chess for children Volume 1 Authors: Carlos García Palermo – Marcos De Anna Pages: 128 Size: 21 x 29

Beginning (Introductory course)

Childrens 7-12

Start Playing! is a book of adventures, in which you will find interesting characters and you will take part in sharp battles, learning to avoid the traps and dangers set by your opponent... You will see that the pawns have the mouth crooked and that the knights move two steps straight and another one laterally. With them you will get a lot of amusement and the book will learn you different attack techniques, thus winning many games. You will also be told funny stories related to chess. At the end of every lesson you will find a little summary, so that you don't forget the things that have learnt.

Carlos GarcĂ­a Palermo is a chess professional since almost forty years. Law Graduate, he obtained the title of International Grandmaster in 1985. His wins over world champion Anatoly Karpov (Mar del Plata 1982) and world title runner-up Nigel Short (Manila 1992), and such great players as Boris Gelfand and Michael Adams (England 1988) give a picture of his chess playing ability. During his rich career he won a number of tournaments, notably the Memorial Capablanca twice (1985 & 1987). Regular participant in the Bundesliga, and other national team championships (Argentina and Italy), he is a chess lecturer, contributor of several chess publications and expert in simultaneous displays.

Start playing! Chess for children Volume 2 Authors: Carlos García Palermo – Marcos De Anna Pages: 128 Size: 21 x 29

Childrens 7-12

New adventures are waiting for you in this second part: kings threatened by crossfire, mirror games, queens trapped and other stories about the chessboard. Chess may be easy if you learn to think. With a lot of examples and detailed explanations, Start Playing! will help you to uncover the hidden logic of each move. Basic ideas in engames and motifs like the pin are the starting point of the chess reasoning. Special chapters as Which is the threat?, Always alert! and The chessboard wonders, among others, will help you to develop the concentration ability, a systematic thinking, respect for the opponent and an aesthetic sense. All the way with illustrative games, typical positions and exercises.

Carlos GarcĂ­a Palermo is a chess professional since almost forty years. Law Graduate, he obtained the title of International Grandmaster in 1985. His wins over world champion Anatoly Karpov (Mar del Plata 1982) and world title runner-up Nigel Short (Manila 1992), and such great players as Boris Gelfand and Michael Adams (England 1988) give a picture of his chess playing ability. During his rich career he won a number of tournaments, notably the Memorial Capablanca twice (1985 & 1987). Regular participant in the Bundesliga, and other national team championships (Argentina and Italy), he is a chess lecturer, contributor of several chess publications and expert in simultaneous displays.

Mario Levrero Uruguay 1940-2004 Jorge Mario Varlotta Levrero, born in Montevideo in 1940 and died there in 2004. Levrero was a photographer, bookseller comics script writer, humorist, crossword author, creator of brain games. In his later years, he directed a literary workshop.

best writers in Latin America.

A cult writer, later in life he was seen as a master and point of reference for many of the

Levrero’s writing, structured around humour and unease, takes the form of a clean prose based on the psychological that has been characterized as “introspective realism”. He is the author of an extensive body of literary work which includes journalistic writing (some of the best articles are to be found in Irrupciones I and Irrupciones II), short stories, novels and essays. Levrero hated interviews and prologues. He was interested in self-hypnosis, believed in telepathic phenomena, read about Zen, was addicted to computers, loved science, hated being addressed in the “usted” form, could not abide solemnity in general, read detective novels even at breakfast. He was a lover of cinema. “Levrero is Kafka’s “everyday” flip side, a shadow of Camus with a comical take”. El País. “Style and imagination like Levrero’s are rare in Spanish-language literature”. Antonio Muñoz Molina “Mario Levrero is a genius”. Enrique Fogwil “Levrero is an author who challenges the canonical idea of Latin American literature. If you really want to complete the puzzle of our tradition, you must read him.“Granta Magazine

Works Novels

Diario de un canalla y Burdeos, 1972 (Diary of a swine and Bordeaux, 1972 ), 2013

Caza de conejos (The rabbit hunt), 1986, 2012 La novela luminosa (The luminous novel), 2005 El discurso vacío (Empty talk), 1996 El alma de Gardel, 1996, 2012 Dejen todo en mis manos (Leave it all up to me), 1996

La banda del ciempiés (The centipede gang), 1989 Fauna, 1987 Desplazamientos, 1987 El lugar (The Place), 1982 París (París), 1980 Nick Carter… (Nick Carter has a good time while the reader is murdered and I lie dying), 1975 La ciudad (The City), 1970 Stories Caza de conejos (The rabit hunt), 2012 Los carros de fuego, 2003 Ya que estamos, 2001 El portero y el otro, 1992 Espacios libres, 1987 Los muertos, 1986 Aguas salobres, 1983 Todo el tiempo, 1982 La máquina de pensar en Gladys, 19700 Children Literature El Sótano (The cellar)

El SĂłtano (The cellar)

*Alfaguara, 2008. 58 pages (age 7+) Carlitos lives in a very special house with rooms that appear every day. Things change always in a way that he never gets to know them all. One day he discovers a cellar. The door is closed with a locker and Carlitos starts to discover the secret on the other side. When he asks his parents about what is hidden on the other side, they strictly forbid him to enter. Carlitos begins to search the keys that could leave him to the mysteries of this hidden and forbidden room. His grandmother, his grandfather, the head of gardeners know details that can help or confuse him‌.on his attempt to discover what is hidden in the cellar.

This is the unique text that Mario Levrero wrote for children / kidsÂ

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Osvaldo Aguirre

Argentina, 1964 Studied Literature at the National University of Rosario. Between 1993 and 2004 he worked as a crime reporter for La Capital newspaper in Rosario, where he is currently the editor of Sunday supplement Señales de la cultura y la sociedad. He is also a coeditor of the site Bazar Americano and deputy editor of the arts magazine 32 Pies. He is a member of the organizing team of the Rosario International Poetry Festival and of the editorial board of the newspaper Diario de Poesía.

Works La deriva. (The Drif ) Novel for young readers. Beatriz Viterbo, 1996. El Aleph, 2012 El año del dragón. Stories. Recovecos, 2011. El novato. Novel. Aquilina, 2011. Todos mienten. Novel. Negro Absoluto, 2009 Los Indeseables. Novel. Negro Absoluto, 2008 La conexión latina. Essay. Tusquets, 2008 Graffiti ninja (collaborative effort). Novel. Editorial Norma, 2007 La noche del gato de angora. Stories. Editorial Fundación Ross, 2006 Notas en un diario. Non-fiction stories. Editorial Municipal de Rosario, 2006. Rocanrol. Stories. Beatriz Viterbo, 2006 La Chicago Argentina: crimen, mafia y prostitución en Rosario. Essay. Editorial Fundación Ross, 2006 La pandilla salvaje. Butch Cassidy en la Patagonia (The Wıld Bunch: Butch Cassidy in Patagonia). Essay. Norma, 2004 Enemigos públicos. Essay. Norma, 2003 Historias de la mafia en la Argentina. Norma, 2000, 2010 Estrella del norte. Novel. Sudamericana, 1998 Los pasos de la memoria. Chronicles. América Libre, 1996.

Graffiti Ninja

Co-authors Osvaldo Aguirre and Eduardo GonzĂĄlez. Detective story for young readers. Norma, 2007. 166 pages If there is a dead body, there are news". Luis is an inexpert journalist working in the crime section of a newspaper. He knows this very well since his boss, Yuyo, keeps repeating it. And that night there was a piece of news, hanging from a tree, with a scarab tattoed on the chest and a fresh graffiti on the wall behind, signed by a certain "Ninja". This would be the first of an awsome series. The Baby took the pictures for the front page of the tabloid and detective Sosa moved around with the professionality of somebody used to see blod and corpses. For Luis, everrything was new and, at the same time, familiar. This is the beginning of a detective story full of thrill and mistery. Dead bodies, intriguing graffiti, a beautiful woman called HĂŠgira and a couple of twin criminals are the elements with which our journalist and writer will step into a world full of squalor and poetry. Published by: Argentine Editorial Norma

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