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MOUTH OF LION

SUMMARY: An old Ugandan legend told that if someone has the courage to enter in the mouth of a lion and leaves unscathed, he will find happiness. But there isn’t anybody who has left it. Will it be just a legend that people count to make small people disappear? AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Istvansch Istvanch was born in 1968. He is a self-taught, illustrator, designer, and writer. He has published more than 80 books in Argentina, Mexico, France, Spain and Switzerland. He has been awarded the "Lista de Honor" of ALIJA [Asociación de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil de Argentina, Argentine Association of Literature for Children and Young People] (1992, 1995, 1996 and 1999), the first prize "Fantasía" of Argentine Children's Literature (1998), the first honourable mention in the same competition (1999) and the first honourable mention for the award "Utopía Latinoamericana" [Latin American Utopia], at the 27th International Congress of the IBBY, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (2000). He was elected candidate to the "Octogonal" award offered by CIELJ in Paris, France (1994 and 1996). He is the Argentine nominee to the Hans Christian Andersen Award (2002 and 2004).

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EVERYBODY IS A HERO AS HE CAN

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-987-541-159-3 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: "Everyone is a hero in his way" said Juan. Because his greatest desire was to be a hero. He left home in search of adventures, but the best he could find as a horse, was a pig, and as sword, a branch of tree. Instead of saving a princess prisoner in a tower, he saved an old woman locked in his own house by accident and instead of beating a dragon, he could calm an irritated cat. “Everyone is a hero as he can” he repeats to himself. Until one day he meets a wizard with a dragon under the fog….” he repeats to himself. Until one day he met a wizard with a dragon… AUTHOR: Graciela Repún She is an Argentine writer who has published in several countries stories, novels, biographies, drama and poetry. She received numerous awards and honours for his works, including the White Raven. She has also coordinated literary workshops and she has travelled along the country with a project called "The Rights of the Child", hosted by UNDP, the United Nations Program for Development and the Ministry of Culture's Office. ILLUSTRATOR: Claudia Legnazzi Claudia Legnazzi was born in 1956. She studied painting at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts and has worked as a children’s book illustrator since 1985. In 1993 she moved to México, where she illustrated books for publishers such as Macmillan, Ediciones Sm, Unam, Fondo de Cultura Económica and Santillana. In 2004 she moved back to argentina. She has illustrated stories written by different authors and also writes and illustrates her own books.

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CHERRY AND KIWI

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-987-541-159-3 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: Kiwi knew everything a little Indian is supposed know but he is a very bad arrow shooter. He is so ashamed of it, that when his friends go shooting, he goes fishing. And every thme he goes fishing with his father, he sees Cherry, a girl that smiles at him when he stares at her They stare each other every day, until one day, it stops raining, the river dries up and clouds cover the sky. Kiwi spends his days at home, being afraid that cherry could forget how to smile. So, one day, forgetting that he is not good at shoots, he climbs a tree and starts shooting arrows to the clouds until drops of rain begin to fall, the river flows again and Kiwi could see Cherry’s smile again. AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Didi Grau Didi Grau, that also signs her works as Silvia Grau, is an illustrator and writer. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. Then, she studied drawing with Carlos Fels and comic with Alberto Breccia. She works as an illustrator since 1980 and as a writer since 1997. Her writings and illustrations were published at several publishing houses of Argentina and abroad. The technique she prefers to illustrate is dry pastel and also the mixed media collage with adobe Photoshop. She lives and works in Argentina.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-541-160-9 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: Yanay and his father were going up towards new green fields for their sheeps. It was Yanay’s birthday and her Dad gave her the wind as present. The wind grazed her like a scarf, she tried to catch it playing and learning with it, but it flew away and she couldn’t get it. At the end his father caught it with his flaute and played her “happy birthday to you”. swallowed it and then left it out. AUTHOR: Iris Rivera She is a teacher and she writes stories. She says that the words are like the wind “When you play with them … they play how to with you. Their game is to avoid to be caught”. Some of her books are: Aire de familia, El señor Medina, La nena de las estampitas, Cuentos con tías, El mono de la tinta, Los viejitos de la casa, Llaves, among others. ILLUSTRATOR: Tania de Cristóforis She was born in Buenos Aires in 1970. She studied Fine Arts at Prilidiano Pueyrredon College and also took illustration and fine arts workshops with Ana Perrotta, Oscar Rojas and Helena Homs. She worked for Alfaguara, Atlantida, A-z, EDB, El Ateneo, SM and Sudamericana Publisher Houses, among others. Some of the books she has illustrated are: La Hija de Blancanieves by Conrado Nale Roxlo, Picaflores De Cola Roja by Laura Devetach, Los viejitos de la casa by Iris Rivera, El mundo de Federico by Marta Prada, and Las Brujas Sueltas by Cecilia Pisos.

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THE DAY THE ELEPHANT GOT LOST

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-541-085-3 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: One day the elephant went out for a walk in a straight path, but in the middle of his walk the path doubled and the elephant get lost. He found a giraffe who decided to accompany him, but they kept lost. Then a bear, four monkeys, a mole bug and a turtle joined them, and all kept walking in single file as the elephant likes to do. They didn’t find a place large enough to contain all of them and they continued to walk, because all roads sooner or early will double. AUTHOR: Graciela Falbo She is an assiduous traveller. She discovered words as landscapes to enter into new worlds: she came into the world of literature and she wrote tales for children and adults, she also explored the world of poetry, the journalism and the university teaching. She read, wrote and writes looking for a way to talk about life. Some of her books are: Plox, Cuentos muy, muy antiguos, y De Boca en Boca por la Provincia de Buenos Aires. ILLUSTRATOR: Mima Castro She was born in Neuqén, Argentina and she enjoys drawing since she was a child. Her education in Plastic Arts comes from studying at the workshop of Felipe Noé, Oscar Smoge, Miguel Dávila and Aníbal Carreño. Ever since, I have tried to communicate by means of images, lines and colors. She was an interior decorator and a fashion designer. Currently, she takes pleasure in illustrating books and manuals for several publishing houses. She has a member of the Forum of Illustrators.

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THE MAGIC PENCIL OF BRUNO

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-541-110-8 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: Bruno really enjoyed drawing cars, camels and flies. But when he started school and he had to copy what the teachers wrote in the blackboard, his pen began to grow and grow up like a plant. He couldn’t control it, the pencil took him out of school as if it was a horse, through the streets and clouds and so on… Until Bruno, after a hard fight, managed to stop it. Then Bruno went back to school and could finally copy the teacher’s words. AUTHOR: Margarita Mainé When she writes for children she goes back to the days of his childhood, spent in Ingeniero Maschwitz, surrounded by his brothers and friends of the village. As an elementary school teacher she often has seen repeated the story of this tale. Pencils that grow and don’t let to be dominated by the owner. Pencils that draw what they want in the notebooks. She is the author of Los dientes de Yacaré, Cartas a uno gnomo y Cuentos para salir al recreo. She lives in Buenos Aires with her husband Hector and their children Matthew, Frederick and Florence. ILLUSTRATOR: Héctor Adrián Borlasca He was born in Avellaneda, province of Buenos Aires. His vocation for drawing is born in adolescence. He made a billboard with jokes about school, mates and teachers. The race of Borlasca seemed go toward the graphic-humour until a meet made him change his mind. when he met a great writer, Marta Giménez Pastor. With her he starts working in the field of children's illustration. And so, he was transformed from comic to illustrator, working in the textbooks of various publishing houses in Argentina.

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FLECOS DE SOL – FIRST READERS

THE LITTLE MOUSE WHO DOUBTED AND DOUBTED

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 23 ISBN: 987-541-084-5 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: The little mouse wanted to leave the cave, but he doubted and doubted, looked to the right, then to the left, finally straight and he didn’t know which direction to choice. He decided to postpone the decision to the following day, but that night he dreamed that he get old, that all his friends have family and he has been left alone. So, the next day he came out with no more doubts: he turned to the right and he found a beautiful mouse, they felt in love, were happy and had many mice. AUTHOR: Lucía Laragione She was born and she actually lives in Buenos Aires. She likes to write stories for children and adults and she uses the form of stories and plays. When she doesn’t write, she likes to read, tell stories to their grandchildren Camila and Ignacio or take a walk with their dogs. Among the books she wrote: Amores que matan, Tratado universal de monstruos, S.O.S. Gorilas. ILLUSTRATOR: Irene Singer She was born in Buenos Aires and she got a degree in engraving from the School of Fine Arts at the National University of La Plata in 1984. Since then she has been developing different kinds of activities relating to her educational background. Between 1983 and 1987, she published Latin American artists’ masterpieces while working at the Praxis Art Gallery engraving studio. Between 1987 y 1992, she helped set up several engraving and silkscreen studios in Ecuador, Costa Rica and Mexico. Since 1992 she has been illustrating books for children and young people, both fiction and non-fiction ones, for several publishing houses in Argentina.

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FLECOS DE SOL – FIRST READERS

MAIA’S SECRET

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 978-987-541-134-0 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: One night, Maia finds a monster under her bed. Her mother tells her monster don’t exist... but neither her believe it. One night Maia finds a monster under her bed. Although initially she is scared, soon he becomes her best friend: they play, eat and watch television always together. One day her mother, who says that the monsters don’t exist, cleans the house and the monster disappears. But soon Maia will find another one. AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Patricia López Latour She was born in Buenos Aires in 1966. Between 1979 and 1985 she studied graphic design and illustration at Fernando Fader National School. She tooks part in several individual and collective art exhibitions and made many illustrations for advertising agencies and design studios. She loves to alternate between hyper realistic illustrations and more naive sketches, which were stemming from my essence addressed to the little ones.

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ELEAZAR AND THE RIVER

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-541-040-3 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: When Eleazar finished the kindergarten, he wanted to start travelling. He announced his departure to his family and to his friends but, because of he wants to go by river, he needed find a big boat. Thanks to the help of Hermelinda, an ant friend of him, he get one. And, after the initial fear he had about leaving alone, he left. AUTHOR: María Cristina Ramos She writes since she was a few years old. There were not enough books at her home but there was a public library not far away (now her house is full of books). She had an elder brother, her mother who used to make jam and knit, her father who was a hairdresser. One uncle, who worked at a cinema and took her to his job from time to time. She used to like watering the plants, attending the flowers growth, keeping leaves and petals in books. She used to play "rayuela"(game of drawing with lines a path on the floor and jumping through it), hide and seek, and visits. At nap time she would read and write. Now she lives in Neuquén. She has published poetry books, stories and novels. ILLUSTRATOR: Carlos Alberto Juárez He is a visual artist and illustrator and he realizes images in collages for children's books. He received various awards for his artistic works, like "Vincent Forte" of the National Exhibition of Art 1994, Argentina, and the first prize of Drawing and painting in the Biennale of Patagonia, FUNDESUR 2001.

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ESMERALDA AND THE STRAWBERRIES

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 27 ISBN: 987-541-078-0 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: Esmeralda has to wait for the summer to spend some days with her grandparents. When summer arrives, her Mum fills a huge case with clothes and they all go to a place in the mountain called El Durazno. Here she can enjoy all the nature’s delights: she could hear the whistle of the wind, take care of the cherries, walk through the fields and eat strawberries. AUTHOR: Griselda Gálmez She lives in Buenos Aires. She dedicates herself to teaching literature and writing stories, novels and poetry. She has one daughter, who loves to draw and work with her computer, and many students with different tastes. Because of she likes to travel, almost all her stories are settled in far places or outdoors. Like in this one, in El hada del zapato, or in Candelaria. Her poems speak about fishes, kangaroos and skies, and her latest novel is settled in another planet. ILLUSTRATOR: María Wernike She was born in Olivos, near the river. She spent her childhood with her parents who were both writers. Before working as an illustrator, besides writing and drawing, she dedicated herself to graphic design. The first book she illustrated was Había una vez un delfín written by Graciela Pérez Aguilar. In between, she has taken part in individual and collective exhibitions, Bratislava 2001 and many others next to her colleagues from the Forum of Illustrators of Children’s Books and ADA (Association of Illustrators of Argentina).

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SUNFLOWER INF THE SUN

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-541-045-4 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: Little Sunflower had been adviced about what he was supposed to do: he had always to stare at the sun. But the first day the sky had clouds and Little Sunflower started to cry because he doesn’t know where to loot at. Then he met a ladybug, began to look around and step by step, he forgot about the sun. Next day the sun get very angry because little sunflower, but after a while he thought that Little Sunflower was very similar to him: friendly, curious, and with yellow petals like lightnings. Therefore he had to smiled again. AUTHOR: Estela Nanni de Smania She was born in Paraná (Entre Rios), but she lives in Córdoba. In Córdoba to study law, she got married, had three daughters, and now five grandchildren! She said that when she was young she began to write stories and she knew sunflowers like this in her trips to the countryside every summer. She has a lot of tales published in magazines, books, newspaper and also others resting in big and little boxes. We will mention Name just a few: La noche de los ruidos, Día de visitas, Pido gancho, Cambalache, ¡Ay, renata!, Jacinto, Fuga de vocales, Un viaje al campo. ILLUSTRATOR: Luciana Fernández She was born in Buenos Aires and she has studied art-sculpture at the School of Fine Arts. She makes animated videos of her creations with her friends, and she also illustrates books. Now she is creating all kind of bugs. She loves the Muppets and the fantastic world of Max Ernst. She is known as Luciana Plasticine because she loves to work with this material.

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THE SMILE OF THE WHALE

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-541-041-1 SIZE: 20 x 15

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Makarena was the whale with the worst character in Peninsula Valdes: she was always annoyed and human beings were what make her angrier. One day two girls, who were playing on the beach, Cecilia and Socorro, climbed on her top and slept over there without Makarena realized it. Makarena decided to give a walk to the Antarctic and only when they where there they realized what had happened. The whale Makarena swam with fury to bring the girls home, but meanwhile the girls contaminated her with their smiles and from this moment Makarena started to smile. THE AUTHOR: Ricardo Mariño

He was born in Chivilcoty, province of Buenos Aires, and he lives in Buenos Aires for many years. He is writer and journalist. He published over thirty books for boys, among them Cuentos Ridículos, Recuerdo de Loscosmos, El Insoportable, Cinthia Scotch y La Guerra al Malón. He also received some important awards like Casa de las Amércas and the Konx Award. THE ILLUSTRADOR: Javier Gonzáles Burgos

He was born in Rosario in 1974, his love for movies and literature left traces in his works. The reading of books like Mi planta de naranja lima and the seeing of movie like The 400 blows emerged in the sensitivity of each one of his drawings, made on digital platform, without any previous draft or scanned draw.

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FLECOS DE SOL – FIRST READERS

HANDS IN THE PASTRY

SUMMARY: During the winter, while the grandmother makes fried cakes, the little girl looks and talks with her. The grandmother tells her mysteriously stories and with the pastry makes the animals the little girl asks her. AUTHOR: María Rosa Mó She was born in Buenos Aires. She published some children’s stories like Los pájaros de Joaquín, La regadera del sol y La escalera de Pascual. Others tales appeared in textbooks and journals. She also wrote Julieta en sueños that was published in Spain as a book-album accompanied with CD recorded by the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia. She likes to say that, first of all, she is a poet. Her published poetry books are: Tristes historias resucitadas, Ardores en puntillas y El guerrero. And something more: she had a very special grandmother who visited every year in the fields of Santa Fe. ILLUSTRATOR: María Jesús Alvarez She was born in 1971 in Rosario - Argentina - but actually she is living in Buenos Aires. She is a Graphic Designer and she studied Fine Arts at the Faculty of Humanities and Arts in the University of Rosario. At this moment she is working on my final thesis. She also have studies in History and took drawing and painting classes with Rodolfo Perassi and Julian Usandizaga, and courses on illustration, bookbinding, and animation with Rodolfo Pastor in Barcelona. She has experience in web-pages design and teaching. Now she is focused on the illustration in general but mainly for children since she has worked with the following Publishing houses: Edebé, La valijita, Santillana, Alfaguara, Aparicio Distributors Inc, Anab, Homosapiens, Puerto de Palos, Veredit, Revista First, Beglam, Revista Enseñar, and CDs of music for children. She also holds a membership of the Foro de Ilustradores of Buenos Aires - Argentina.

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LOS DIENTES DE YACARÉ [YACARÉ´S TEETH]

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-541-039-X SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: When Yacaré knew that the mouse Pérez brings money to the kids who lost teeth, he wanted to know him because he had a lot of teeth and he would like to go on holiday. After a long search, thanks to the help of the other animals, he found him. The Mouse Pérez was very scared, but gave him a coin for each tooth; Yacaré tried to carry all the money with him but it was too heavy and let it fall into the sea. AUTHOR: Margarita Mainé When she writes for children she goes back to the days of his childhood, spent in Ingeniero Maschwitz, surrounded by his brothers and friends of the village. She is the author of Me duele la lengua, Las historias de Lucia y Nicolás, Cartas a uno gnomo y Cuentos para salir al recreo. She lives in Buenos Aires with her husband Hector and their children Mateo, Federico y Florencia ILLUSTRATOR: Sandra Lavandeira She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied drawing at the MEEBA’s Workshops and at the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón in Buenos Aires. She has taken private lesson with Alberto Breccia, who has specialized in comics. Since 1993, she works like illustrator for children’s books for several publishing houses: Santillana, Alfaguara, Sm, Edebé, Gram, Norma and many more.

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FLECOS DE SOL – PRIMEROS LECTORES

THE OLDMEN OF THE HOUSE

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-541-043-8 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: The girl stares at that house: if the old lady went out, the old man would get in, if the old man went out, the old lady would get in and they never met each other. It starts raining, he is outside and she is inside and, through the window, they start to fight. But when the sun turns the rage goes away, then they get angry again but finally they smile up roaring with laughter. AUTHOR: Iris Rivera She is a teacher and she writes stories. She says that the words are like the wind “When you play with them … they play with you. Their game is to avoid to be caught”. Some of her books are: Aire de familia, El señor Medina, La nena de las estampitas, Cuentos con tías, El mono de la tinta, Los viejitos de la casa, Llaves, entre otros. ILLUSTRATOR: Tania de Cristóforis She was born in Buenos Aires in 1970. She studied Fine Arts at Prilidiano Pueyrredon College and also took illustration and fine arts workshops with Ana Perrotta, Oscar Rojas and Helena Homs. She worked for Alfaguara, Atlantida, A-z, EDB, El Ateneo, SM and Sudamericana Publisher Houses, among others. Some of the books she has illustrated are: La Hija de Blancanieves by Conrado Nale Roxlo, Picaflores De Cola Roja by Laura Devetach, Los viejitos de la casa by Iris Rivera, El mundo de Federico by Marta Prada, and Las Brujas Sueltas by Cecilia Pisos.

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PUZZLES

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-987-541-159-3 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: A long time ago lived an inventor of puzzles. His puzzles were so amazing that everyone wanted him to create one. One day, he was called by a king who collected puzzle that asked the inventor to give him the harder ever. After one year, the inventor gave him a complete puzzle of his kingdom that led him to make reforms for the population. AUTHOR: Cecilia Pisos She was born in Buenos Aires. What she likes most, further then French fries and jasmine, is to write stories and poems for children and, when she can, read them in person. In addition to Puzzle, she wrote: Las hadas sueltas, Maus y el ratón tigre, Un cuento por donde pasa el viento, ¿Te lo cuento otra vez? y El té de la princesa. ILLUSTRATOR: Paula Spritz She studied picture at the School of Fine Arts and Stage Design at the Colón Theatre of Buenos Aires. She illustrated books for several publishers. She mainly works with textures, colours and papers and she enjoys herself inventing characters of her stories.

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EL LÁPIZ MÁGICO DE BRUNO [THE MAGIC PENCIL OF BRUNO]

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-541-110-8 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: Bruno really loved to draw cars, camels and flies and everybody enjoy is drows. But when he started school and on his first day he had to copy what the teachers wrote in the blackboard, his pen began to grow and grow like a plant. He couldn’t control it, the pencil took him out of the school as if it was a horse, thought the streets and clouds and so on… Until Bruno, after a hard fight could stop it. Then Bruno went back to school and could finally copy the teacher’s words. AUTHOR: Margarita Mainé When she writes for children she goes back to his childhood’s days, spent in Ingeniero Maschwitz village, with his brothers and friends. She is the author of Me duele la lengua, Las historias de Lucia y Nicolás, Cartas a uno gnomo, Los dientes de Yacaré y Cuentos para salir al recreo. She lives in Buenos Aires with her husband Hector and their sons Mateo, Federico and Florencia ILLUSTRATOR: Héctor Adrián Borlasca He was born in Avellaneda, province of Buenos Aires. His vocation for drawing is born in adolescence. He made a billboard with jokes about school, mates and teachers. The race of Borlasca seemed go toward the graphic-humour until he met a great writer who made him change his mind. With her he starts working in the field of children's illustration. And so, he was transformed from comic to illustrator, working in the textbooks of various publishing houses in Argentina.

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A TALE WITH WINGS

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 31 ISBN: 987-541-046-2 SIZE: 20 x 15

SUMMARY: The doves were the first to understand that something unusual was going to happen in the city. They intently looked west, the cat and parrot talked about what would happen. The cat paid attention to a thrush closed in a cage in a nearby balcony and, exactly as the parrot had said before falling asleep, the thrush got out of the cage and flight away. The cat felt so empathic with the thrush as if he never had eaten a bird. AUTHOR: Beatriz Ferro She was born in Buenos Aires and she has been devoted almost only to children’s writing. She made some important works as La colección de Polidoro or El Quillet de los niños. She also wrote some tales’ books and poetry collection. Among her poems: Los vers.os de Bakelita y Versos que no muerden. She likes cats, and there is one in her house that goes visit her every morning and leaves in the afternoon. ILLUSTRATOR: Elena Torres She is an Argentine drawer and painter. She illustrated a lot books, she likes to work with the objects of reality in the way she see them, sometimes she gets courage and modifies them, but just a little. Elena illustrated stories like Betina, The time machine, El ratón Feroz volvió al ataque, Basta de Brujas, Las locas ganas de Imaginar. She also works in advertising and she has a teenage daughter with which shared the pleasure of colours things.

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FLECOS DE SOL – FROM 8 YEARS

LOOSE SCREWS

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 29 ISBN: 987-987-541-082-9 SIZE: 20 x 12

SUMMARY: Between Wednesday and Thursday he found more screws, one of them with nut. He found the first one when he was cleaning the toilette and the second one when he was shaking the carpet. He put them in a can with other pieces and then arranged them from one to five, everyone with a written number… AUTHOR: Luis Salinas Exactly this year he is fifty years old. Before, when he was ten, he still believed that people who arrive at such incredible age must have the hair of the beard, head and moustache white, use a cane and tell stories to several dozen of grandchildren. He was wrong: actually he has no hair (he got moustache, but not white), nor grandchildren, because they are still young: one of them is ten years old and he writes stories like he did at his age. From his father he learned to tell stories, and he inherits to be forgetful, so he decided to write his stories. ILLUSTRATOR: Diego Bianki En el 2000, fue finalista del premio en Barcelona-España. En 2002 ALIJA distinguió con el premio “Destacado”, a las ilustraciones del libro. He was born in la Plata in 1963, but he currently lives with his family in Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay). He is illustrator, drawer and publisher, also known as Diego Bianchi. He works for main magazines, newspapers and children’s books. Written by him we remember: Mon petit chaval y Pleine lune in France, Restorán in Buenos Aires. In 2000 he concurred to the Apelles-Mestre Award in Barcelona. In 2002 ALIJA honoured him with a prize the book “Muy lejos de la tierra”, Kaufman- Bianki. 21


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URGENT! TARZAN NEEDS HELP

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 23 ISBN: 987-987-541-080-2 SIZE: 20 x 12

SUMMARY: Tarzan lived on the first floor of a huge tree; the top branch was occupied by Indios. When I arrived, Monachita gave mate to Tarzan (he loves mate). Mate after mate, Monachita told me what was going on: Tarzan didn’t want to borrow the hammock to the indios… AUTHOR: Horacio López He was born in 1954 in Cavite, province of Buenos Aires. When he was young he loved to watch movies, read superhero comics and ride his bike. He always liked to draw. In the kindergarten he drew his teacher as a giraffe; because of his notes he had to go to get particularly classes. He published Ningún Bicho Clava Un Clavo, La Milonga Del Último Tabú, La Función Del Teatro, La Novela Del Hombre Bala and now that one. ILLUSTRATOR: Leonardo Arias Leonardo Arias was born in the city of Buenos Aires. He worked for newspapers like la Nación y Clarín. Its works were published in several editorials, like Guadal, E. D. B and in magazines like Trumpet, Profile, South, Extra and The Columnist; he collaborated as creative in Multimedios America; he designed a mural in the cinema centre of the The Shopping Supply of Buenos Aires and he participated in the company Picture & Motions Miami (Connection Films Holland) in the execution of interactive CD rom. He actually illustrates collections of children’s books and works for the children magazine Billiken.

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YOU ARE THE GHOST!

SUMMARY: When I became a detective, I thought my life was going to be an everlasting adventure, full of suspense, mystery and happy endings. The reality is that I get bored and I don’t have a lot of work. I need strong emotions, and I find the solution in the Enchanted House Tournament. Who hasn’t experienced, in front of some old houses, an inexplicable shudder? AUTHOR: Franco Vaccarini Franco Vaccarini was born in 1963 in a rural area of the Lincoln. He lives in Buenos Aires since 1983. He is the director of the Latin American Tales Magazine Mil Mammoths. His twenty books cross a lot of genres: novel, drama, tales and poetry. ILLUSTRATOR: Leo Arias Leonardo Arias was born in the city of Buenos Aires. He worked for newspapers like la Nación y Clarín. Its works were published in several editorials, like Guadal, E. D. B and in magazines like Trumpet, Profile, South, Extra and The Columnist; he collaborated as creative in Multimedios America; he designed a mural in the cinema centre of the The Shopping Supply of Buenos Aires and he participated in the company Picture & Motions Miami (Connection Films Holland) in the execution of interactive CD rom. He actually illustrates collections of children’s books and works for the children magazine Billiken.

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WHY DO THEY CHALLENGE ME?

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 57 ISBN: 987-541-115-9 SIZE: 20 x 12

SUMMARY: Mum and Dad woke me up with a kiss and some gifts. Clorinda brought me milk to my bad and, because of the rush to see the gifts, my new shirt was stained with fresh tomatoes and butter. “This is a very bad way to begin” said Mum. AUTHOR: María Teresa Forero She has a degree in Literatures (UBA). She has published over fifty books: textbooks, tales and short stories. For a long time she wrote television serials for children and adolescents. She actually works as university teacher of Literature and Television Screenplay in several Universities in Argentina and Mexico, while she continues to write stories and textbooks. ILLUSTRATOR: Gerardo Baró He was born in the Westside of Buenos Aires, where he actually lives, drawing in front of a dashboard, a computer or a coffee table. He drew, among other things, many classic children's stories, the tales book Cuentos para salir al recreoand and some stories published by E.D.B. for the first series Luna de Papel. Although he is not longer a child, he still feels the same when he drawn books like this. And he hopes people who read it, enjoy it in the same way.

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FLECOS DE SOL – FROM 8 YEARS

UNDER THE JACARANDÁ

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 29 ISBN: 987-987-541-087-X SIZE: 20 x 12

SUMMARY: The problem was Fosforito, the horse. Pedro bought him eighteen years ago, untamed, in a Chacabuco`s sale. At this time he was high, red, coloured, with a white star in his face. And because of this, his red body and this light, he called him Fosforito. AUTHOR: Márgara Averbach He lives in Lomas de Zamora, in a house where, there are not only people, but also some plants and various animals. What he prefers is to read, write and look throw the window the way the seasons change. In addition to tell stories, he translates novels, teaches literature and writes literary criticism. Some of his books are: Los cuatro de Alera, El año de la Vaca, Cuentos de la brújola, Dos magias y un dinosaurio. ILLUSTRATOR: Carlos Vighi He was born in Buenos Aires in 1965. Since 1992 he has developed an intense activity in the field of drawing and illustration, making both collective and individual exhibitions. He participates in numerous national and international salons in which he has been awarded with prizes and awards.

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SNAILING

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 23 ISBN: 987-987-541-086-1 SIZE: 20 x 12

SUMMARY: Tito?... He really doesn’t want to have the afternoon nap! He preferred to get bored than have this solitary nap during the winter holiday. So he went out in the street with his blue and white poncho. And he heard some voices: - ¡ Chist, chist, chist...! AUTHOR: Graciela Bialet She was born and she actually lives in Cordoba. All the people call her "Gra". And she knows a lot of people. She has been teacher for several years, although when she was young she would flight with an umbrella like Mary Poppins. She says that's why she writes stories: to be in unusual places and to be the characters she wants. Because of she likes books, now she works in a teachers’ library, trying to make everybody read. Being surrounded by books and tell stories to their grandchildren Magali, Manuel, Martina and Malena ... is what enjoy her most. Escribió San Farrancho, Los sapos de la memoria y Si tu signo no es cáncer, and many more. ILLUSTRATOR: Leo Bolzico He was born in La Plata in 1972. He is illustrator, cartoonist and caricaturist. He has published in several publishers in Argentina and abroad. He is one of the founder members of the "A Cuatro Manos Estudio” where he realized books, projects (“Pequeños grandes genios”, “Estoy enfermucho”), animated movies and advertisements, among others, "Patoruzito" and "Gisaku ".

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STREET TALES

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 38 ISBN: 987-987-541-116-6 SIZE: 20 x 12

SUMMARY: That Saturday Frankenstein combed himself and gave to Pesadilla some rest of shoe’s ointment. He hided in his hood and they went to a party. All was noise and weird colour. They looked and smelled. There were people with green faces, stains of blood. AUTHOR: Natalia Schapiro She lives in Buenos Aires. She is graduated in Psychology and she attended the literary workshop of Laura Devetach. Some of her tales are published in hiding Zoo, The box, Lucia and the Chinese wand. Ciudades Que Ruedan won the 1st Prize in Poetry, Ministry of Culture (UBA). When she is not writing, she works as a psychologist at the Hospital Pirovano. In the spare time she goes to the square with his son Ivan. ILLUSTRATOR: Mónica Pironio Ceramist, painter and illustrator. Mónica Pironio graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "Manuel Belgrano". From 1980 until 1992 she continued her plastic training and attended "Arts History" and "Vision" (Workshop) with Alberto Delmonte. She studied Industrial Design at the University of Buenos Aires. Since 1993 she has illustrated books for several Publishing Houses such as Aique Grupo Editor, Libros del Quirquincho, Lugar Editorial, Tinta Fresca Ediciones, Editorial Oxford and Proyecto Base. She illustrates Torre de Papel catalogues. Her paintings have been exhibited in numerous Art Galleries and her works integrate the back room works at "Galería Panlatina" (Panlatina Gallery) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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ABOUT LOVE

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 54 ISBN: 987-987-541-157-9 SIZE: 20 x 12

SUMMARY: Pocho Ochoa was in love with Tununa Gauna, but she didn’t care about him. There was no way: he couldn’t realize his dream. And he was sad because he had problem not only with love, but also with math and spelling. AUTHOR: Eduardo Dayan He has studied as Technical in Buenos Aires at the School of Commerce Joaquin V. Gonzalez. He started and abandoned studies on the same day at the Faculty of Humanities, in the city of La Plata. He learned to read between the lines thanks to his travels. He won several awards and some money writing children's books, adolescents’ books and textbooks. He works in secondary schools at the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Salvador. ILLUSTRATOR: Pablo Zweig He is an illustrator and comic artist, born in Buenos Aires in 1964. He published three comic albums: Tigre Hotel, Amazonia, Video Star based on Mario Rulloni’s scripts, and also takes part of many collective book projects and exhibitions. In 1994, back in Buenos Aires, he works for local newspapers and magazines such as: Clarin, La Nación, Olé (Sports), Noticias, Para Tí, etc. He is now working on a children’s book collection together with writer José María Gutiérrez called Lautaro, published in Argentina, as well as in Japan (Gakken), and Holland (Rubinstein-Little Golden Books Collection). He now lives in Buenos Aires and works for the children Magazines Genios and Jardín de Genios, as well as for the newspaper Clarín.

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KEYS

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 55 ISBN: 987-541-114-0 SIZE: 20 x 12

SUMMARY: Put out your tongue - said the doctor. Marco never had showed the tongue to anybody. Neither to the teacher, nor to the police or to his friends. So he closed his lips and shook the head that no, no. AUTHOR: Iris Rivera She is a teacher and she writes stories. She says that the words are like the wind “When you play with them … they play with you. Their game is to avoid to be caught”. Some of her books are: Aire de familia, El señor Medina, La nena de las estampitas, Cuentos con tías, El mono de la tinta, Los viejitos de la casa, Llaves, entre otros. ILLUSTRATOR: Javier Sánchez He was born in Buenos Aires where he lives and works. He has worked with nearly every local publisher. He was an exhibitor at the Biennale in Bratislava. In addition to drawing he really likes to go walking with his son, airplanes, cats and eat ice cream in during the whole year.

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THIEVES FROM OUTER SPACE

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 96 ISBN: 978-987-1647-34-7 SIZE: 13 x 20

SUMMARY: Armando Stori is a private detective. He thinks that while spring exists, things will always work. He would like to find the clues which explain life mysteries. But then he starts thinking that outer space creatures are stealing trucks in Rosario… Franco Vaccarini presents a detective story with a slight touch of science-fiction. AUTHOR: Born in Lincoln, Buenos Aires, he has griten several books for children and youngsters. In his work, everyday life situations are intermingled with others that come from the realm of the fantastic, always with humor. He’s been awarded with SM “El Barco de Vapor” Award in 2006. ILLUSTRATOR: Agustí Ricardi has worked with the most important Argentinian illustrators, for example Roberto Gatti and Gustavo Mazali. He has illustrated books in Argentina and in Europe.

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THE LAST BATTLE PANCHITO LÓPEZ []

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 128 ISBN: 978-987-1647-33-0 SIZE: 13 x 20

SUMMARY: Panchito López is Francisco Solano López’s son, the President of Paraguay. He always thought that being born in Argentina was not really important. But then he changes his mind when The War of the Triple Alliance, which is becoming bloodier and wilder, snatchs his childhood but instead he discovers his peculiar courage and his love for his authentic country, Paraguay. AUTHOR: Mabel Pagano was born in Lanús, Buenos Aires. She has written several books and short stories. Her work is published in South America, United States and Spain. . She has been awarded with several literary prizes such as the Emecé Award, Fortabat Award, Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Award and Córdoba’s Award, amongst others.

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TWO WEEKS AS GREAT AS IN THE MOVIES

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 64 ISBN: 978-987-1647-35-4 SIZE: 13X 20

SUMMARY:

Winter holidays are about to start and there is nothing to do. Pancho read that if you wrote a diary, more things would happen in your life. So he decided to do so, after reading “The Jimmy W case”, a boy whose live was boring until he decided to write a diary. Since the moment Pancho started writing, loads of extraordinary things happen to him. A French tourist arrival, a reward and a stolen bike will turn holidays in an adventure that could be even a cinema script. AUTHOR: Beatriz Ferro She’s one of the most important authors of children and juvenile books

Argentinian writer who has written hundreds of poems and short stories. She has worked also as a journalist or graphic designer. She was nominated to the Hans Christian Andersen Award by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). ILLUSTRATOR: Manuel Purdía

When he was only 17 years old, he started working for several publicity agencies in Argentina. Nowadays he only illustrates children books.

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PATRICIANS’ BREAD

BINDING: Paperback NUMBER OF PAGES: 160 ISBN: 978-987-1647-36-1 SIZE: 13 x 20

SUMMARY:

This is a historical novel describing historical facts that children will love. Everyday, Hilarión carried Graciana’s freshly baked bread. The bread that the Patricios used to eat was not very good. Don Gonzalo used to sell it really cheap bu he hated giving it for free to these soldiers. When May Revolution started, Hilarión and Graciana decided to travel throughout the country looking for special cakes. What will they find on the way? Excitement, adventure and the discovery of a new land that is starting to grow up free, like themselves. AUTHOR:

Laura Ávila is scriptwriter and producer. She also writes short stories and novels for children and teenagers. She loves Argentinian History, so her work is focused on recreating the old days. ILLUSTRATOR:

Cristina Ávila is an illustrator, designer and a craftswoman. She works old-school but she can also work on 3-D.

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Título

Autor

ISBN

Boca de León Cada uno es héroe como puede Cereza y Kiwi ¿Cuándo viene papá? Cumpleaños feliz Descubre un secreto El día que se perdió el elefante El lápiz mágico de Bruno El Ratoncito que dudaba y dudaba El secreto de Maia Eleazar y el río Esmeralda y las frutillas Girasol al sol La sonrisa de la ballena Las manos en la masa Los dientes de Yacaré Los viejitos de la casa Me duele la lengua Rompecabezas Solgo Un cuento con alas ¿Un hermanito? Una montaña para Pancho

Istvansch Graciela Repún Didi Grau Gabriela Keselman Iris Rivera Mercé Aránega Graciela Falbo Margarita Minè Lucia Laragione Patricia López Latour Maria Cristina Ramos Griselda Gálvez Estela Smania Ricardo Mariño María Rosa Mó Margarita Mainé Iris Rivera Margarita Mainé Cecilia Pisos María Teresa Andruetto y Liliana Menéndez Beatriz Ferro Margarita Mainé Margarita Mainé

978-987-541-112-8 978-987-541-113-5 978-987-541-159-3 978-987-541-162-3 978-987-541-160-9 978-987-541-163-0 978-987-541-085-5 978-987-541-110-4 978-987-541-084-8 978-987-541-134-0 978-987-541-0404 978-987-541-078-7 978-987-541-045-9 978-987-541-041-1 987-541-047-0 978-987-541-039-8 978-987-541-043-5 978-987-541-179-1 978-987-541-048-0 978-987-541-042-8 978-987-541-046-6 978-987-541-177-7 978-987-541-176-0

¿A mí por qué me retan? Bajo el jacarandá Caracoleando Cuentos callejeros El monstruo azul Entre amores Llaves Tornillos sueltos Un golpe de buena suerte ¡Urgente! Tarzán necesita ayuda ¡Usted es un fantasma!

Maria Teresa Forero Márgara Averbach Graciela Bialet Natalia Schapiro Marisa Claudia Rombolà Eduardo Dayan. Iris Rivera Luis Salinas Perla Suez Horacio López Franco Vaccarini

978-987-541-115-9 978-987-541-087-9 978-987-541-086-2 978-987-541-116-6 978-987-541-178-4 978-987-541-157-9 978-987-541-114-2 978-987-541-082-4 978-987-541-114-2 978-987-541-080-0 978-987-903-411-8

Camino rojo y otros cuentos inquietantes Dos semanas de película El pan de los Patricios Ladrones de otro mundo Panchito López, la última batalla

Mario Méndez Beatriz Ferro Cristina Ávila Franco Vaccarini Mabel Pagano

Valores

978-987-1647-37-8 978-987-1647-35-4 978-987-1647-36-1 978-987-1647-34-7 978-987-1647-33-0

Valores Educación para la salud

Educación del consumidor

Familia, respeto a los mayores

Educación moral y cívica

Educación vial

Tradiciones y culturas

Educación ambiental

Educación para la igualdad de

Amistad, amor

Educación sexual

oportunidades entre sexos

Tolerancia, solidaridad

Educación para la paz

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Flecos de Sol 2011