Rights List Bologna 2012
Los sonidos de la noche Down on the Rain Jungle there’s just no way to sleep: baby elephant won’t stop crying. “BUUAA! BUUAA! BUUUAAA!”. “Why are you crying, little one?”, one by one the forest’s animals ask, as they try to calm him down. Could he be cold, thirsty or hungry? A simple good-night story by Javier Sobrino, wonderfully illustrated by renowned Emilio Urberuaga, perfect for reading just before bedtime. Javier Sobrino / Emilio Urberuaga Spain Illustration National Award 2011 9.3” x 7.3” • 28 pages • Hardcover • ISBN 978-84-939138-8-5 · Ages 3 and up
Was born in Santiago de Chile. He was well known internationally as an illustrator of children’s books and also as a caricaturist for newspapers and magazines in Europe and the United States. He produced, along with his wife Maria de la Luz Uribe, more than fifteen children’s books. He died in 2010.
Bernardo y Canelo The Great Tibora Circus is in town! Bernardo and Canelo attend the fabulous performance, but since no dogs are allowed, Canelo must hide in a basket during the show. Later on, at home, Bernardo hopes to learn many tricks and be even funnier than all the clowns in the circus. Canelo also decides to try out some tricks of his own. With just the right dose of humor, author-illustrator Fernando Krahn portrays an unconditional friendship between a boy and his dog.
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Fernando Krahn 8.1” x 8.1” · 32 pages · Hardcover · ISBN 978-84-938429-5-6 · Ages 6 and up
“Krahn was capable of summing up any essential aspect of the human condition, and mulling it with depth and levity, irony and tenderness, reflecting on the perplexities, unfairness and surprises that we should expect from existence and cohabiting”. La Vanguardia. “Fernando Krahn develops a soft humor, quiet settings, fun and endearing characters. He’s and extraordinary drawer and creates original and kind stories”. Había Una Vez Magazine. “We have a lot to thank this illustrator, and also we have to rediscover him, once again”. Ana Garralón for Anatarambana. Second Prize on Paris Biennale, 1961 Apel.les Mestres Award, 1982 Austral Children’s Award, 1986 International Illustration Award by Fundación Santa María, 2000 International Humor Award Gat Perich, 2010
Doña Piñones María de la Luz Uribe / Fernando Krahn 6.1” x 6.1” · 48 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-980-257-327-1 · Ages 3 and up
La familia Numerozzi Fernando Krahn 9.1” x 7.4” · 28 · pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-247-2 · Ages 3 and up
Alba Marina Rivera
Alba Marina Rivera was born in Russia in 1974 and grew up in Cuba. Later on she moved to Barcelona, Spain and discovered her passion for illustration. She studied on the prestigious Escola Massana with known artists such as Pep Montserrat and Arnal Ballester.
En casa de mis abuelos When summer comes, the narrator and her cousin visit Grandpas’ house and have fun picking up peaches, painting, chasing after the chickens and climbing up trees, always hand in hand with their grandparent’s inventions. But when autumn arrives and the kids leave, a beautiful mistake will prove that grandsons can also give fun surprises. Arianna Squilloni / Alba Marina Rivera 11.2” x 9.6” · 36 pages · Hardcover · ISBN 978-84-938429-4-9 · Ages 9 and up
“Alba Marina Rivera is one of the new promises of children’s literature. Everytime she comes up with a new illustrated book the results are just fascinating and different”. Palabras sin papel. “Instead of talking about how cool grandparents are, this picture book talks about life as it happens, with obstacles but specially with beauty, happiness and the joy of a shared life, and the ways we influence on each other”. En casa de mis abuelos. Revista Babar. “The illustrator shows no inhibitions, uncertainties, doubts or fears in regard to Saki’s text. So it really depicts the subtlety of irony, boredom, disgust, impatience, on which the story lies”. El contador de cuentos. Jury of Bologna Ragazzi Award 2009. “A picture book for bigger kids that establishes a good thematic example of children’s books characteristics in post-industrial societies: the migration phenomenon.” ¡Vamos a ver a papá! Grupo Gretel.
El contador de cuentos
Saki / Alba Marina Rivera 13” x 6.7” · pages · Paperback with sleeve ISBN 978-84-936504-3-8 · Ages 9 and up · Rights sold to Korean and Portuguese for Brazil Available in Catalan Los Mejores del Banco del Libro, 2009 Bologna Ragazzi Award, New Horizons, 2009 Premi Junceda d´I’lustració, 2009
¡Vamos a ver a papá!
Lawrence Schimel / Alba Marina Rivera 9.2” x 8.3” · 48 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-937212-7-5 · Ages 9 and up Available in Catalan
Was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. After completing her graphic design studies, she began illustrating children’s books. Her work has been exhibited at the International Fair in Bologna, in Bratislava and also in Noma, Japan, where she won an award. She passed away on 2002 and is still remembered as one of the greatest illustrators of Latin America.
El Conde Olinos ‘El Conde Olinos’ is one of the most spreaded chivalric romances of the oral tradition. It has been told by many generations during centuries and it was brought to America by Spanish colonizers. The romance tells how a sweet and terrible love song brings misfortune to the Count Olinos and his beloved princess. Venezuelan illustrator Morella Fuenmayor gives life to this moving romance of an unfortunate love by recreating colonial landscapes near the seashores of the New World. Romance popular / Morella Fuenmayor 9.6” x 6.4” · 24 pages • Hardcover • ISBN 978-84-939138-9-2 Ages 9 and up
“Reality and fiction mash up with subtlety in Morella Fuenmayor’s illustrations, using the ability to capture the world that surrounds us, transform it and give in return something fantastically ordinary”. Relalij Magazine. “She had amazing sensorial, emotional, technical and abstract abilities. Morella Fuenmayor illustrated us with eloquence, wisdom, conviction and greatness”. El Nacional.
Estaba la pájara pinta La Cama de Mamá
Joi Freed-Garrod / Morella Fuenmayor 9.1” x 7.4” · 28 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-167-3 · Ages 3 and up · Rights sold to Portuguese
Miguel Vicente pata caliente
Orlando Araujo / Morella Fuenmayor 8.9” x 8.1” · 48 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-102-4 · Ages 9 and up
Tradición popular Morella Fuenmayor 5.5” x 5.5” · 14 · pages Boardbook ISBN 978-980-257-026-3 Books for babies
Born in San Felipe, Chile. Peli, or Julio Zuñiga has been living in Caracas for more than fifteen years. He is a man with many professions: designer, sketcher, caricaturist, expert in communications and a professor of illustration. His sketches show his ability to create expressive and entertaining characters.
El robo de las aes In Latin America, a small Andean town is agitated by the upcoming elections. Some will vote for the poet, others for the General. The Voice of San Gabriel, the parish journal, publishes articles attacking the poet and his supporters. One day, the typeface of the letter «a» mysteriously disappears from the parish printing shop and The Voice of San Gabriel must remain silent. The book comes along with a small review of the printing origins and history, and a small glossary for the curious readers. Gonzalo Canal Ramírez / Illustrations by Peli and color by David Márquez 9.2” x 8.3” · 48 pages · Hardcover · ISBN 978-84-938429-7-0 · Ages 9 and up
Children’s lifestyles around the world
La composición Antonio Skármeta / Alfonso Ruano 8.9” x 8.1” · 36 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-305-9 · Ages 9 and up · Rights sold to Breton, Korean, Danish, Basque, French, English, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese for Brazil.
Un puñado de semillas Monica Hughes / Luis Garay 8.9” x 8.1” · 32 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-243-4 · Ages 9 and up
¡Bravo Rosina! María José Thomas / Claudio Muñoz 9.1” x 7.9” · 40 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-290-8 · Ages 9 and up
Ni era vaca ni era caballo Miguel Ángel Jusayú / Monika Doppert 8.9” x 8.1” · 48 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-212-0 · Ages 9 and up
Kurusa was born in Caracas and spent the first years of her life between Caracas, USA and Costa Rica. She studied Anthropology at McGill University, in Montreal, and focused her career on libraries and children’s books. She currently lives in Caracas.
Picuyo The day Juan turned ten, his family gave him his first fishing net. That day, on the beach, he discovered a beautiful bird that seemed to be talking to him. It was of an amazing orange pink color, like the sunset. “It’s a gift from the sun” - thought Juan, and he named it Picuyo.
Kurusa / Leticia Ruifernández 9.05” x 8.07” · 48 pages · Hardcover · ISBN 978-84-937212-5-1 · Ages 9 and up
“This unusual picture book is the stuff of which dreams, and civic activists, are made. It is a story of the way people, and more specifically children, can make a difference in the face of political cynicism and public apathy.” La calle es libre. Quill & Quire. “This is a terrific book ... It is a story of self-reliance and what can be accomplished with commitment and energy. A great story!” La calle es libre. American Bookseller. “... a heartwarming story which can be understood by young urbanites.” La calle es libre. School Library Journal.
La calle es libre Kurusa / Monika Doppert 8.9” x 8.1” · 48 pages · Paperback · ISBN 978-980-257-050-8 Ages 9 and up · Rights sold to Chinese, English, Portuguese for Brazil and Korean
Lom y los nudones Kurusa / Isabel Ferrer 9.3” x 7.6” · 32 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-936504-4-5 Ages 3 and up · Rights sold to Danish, English and Suede
Conejo y sombrero
Verónica Álvarez Mariana Ruiz Johnson 7.2” x 9.9” · 36 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-939138-3-0 Ages 6 and up
A rabbit takes a walk and stumbles upon a big, black, elegant hat. He’s marveled by his luck and surprised with his discovery. But the surprise will be even bigger when he dears to stick his hand inside the top of the hat finding... You’ll see! A joyful story told in verse ideal to read out loud.
El elefante del circo
Tradición popular Illustrations by Ana Palmero Cáceres 5.5” x 5.5” · 14 pages · Boardbook ISBN 978-84-938429-3-2 Books for babies
The circus show is about to start and everybody is eager to see the biggest attraction of all: the elephant. The heavy host and a bunch of nutty little frogs will make everyone laugh and sing to the rhythm of this well known traditional song: “The circus elephant moves his big paws like this.” The humorous illustrations by Ana Palmero Cáceres capture this endearing melody with wonderful winks and textures.
Javier Sáez Castán
Born in Huesca, Spain, in 1964. He has been writing and drawing stories since he ways young. He likes to do this so much that he became a full time writer and illustrator. He is the father of three children, he has written more than three books, and he has planted more than three trees.
El Pequeño Rey, maestro repostero The Little King is tired of having applesauce everyday. He doesn’t despair and gets himself a team of snails, crabs and worms as kitchen boys. Together they discover by the shed some ingredients and work on creating a new recipe: Mojiganga a la Petit Roi. This third story by renown author Javier Sáez Castán tells an adventurous incursion into the mastering of cooking using odd methods. G IN M ON CO SO
Javier Sáez Castán 7.9” x 7.9” · 24 pages · Hardcover · ISBN 978-84-936843-8-9 · Ages 3 and up
“It is no longer possible to talk about picture books without mentioning Javier Sáez Castán.” Tempos Novos. “The binding, made with a fabric spine, imitates an antique book; also the illustration, similar to an engraving, or the details of it, such as the box to carry the insects printed with «BORAX. Insect Powder.»” El Pequeño Rey. Al•lots, El Petit Príncep. “Its vintage illustrations honors classic British references as Randolph Caldecott, John Tenniel and George Cruikshank through its figures, color palette and masterful use of the nib.” El Pequeño Rey. Cuatrogatos. “This character is a big-headed ridiculously-dressed child king, somewhere between the endearing and the grotesque.” El Pequeño Rey. Tempos Novos.
Los tres erizos 9.3” x 7.6” · 32 páginas · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-933060-0-7 Ages 3 and up · Rights sold to traditional Chinese and English White Ravens 2004
La merienda del señor Verde 8.5” x 12.6” · 36 pages · Hardcover ISBN 978-84-934863-5-8 · Ages 6 and up · Rights sold to Portuguese
7.9” x 7.9” · 24 pages · Hardcover Ages 3 and up El Pequeño Rey, general de infantería ISBN 978-84-936504-8-3 White Ravens 2010 El Pequeño Rey, director de orquesta ISBN 978-84-936504-8-3
CO V N FI O ER T N A L
¿Me ayudas, gatito?
Gisele Messing 7” x 9.8” 24 pages · Hardcover
CO V N FI O ER N T A L
Un perro en casa
White Cat has six children: Red, Blue, Tiger, Green, Yellow and Black. They’re all good cats, even though sometimes they don’t help as they should. “Would you help me unloading the dishwasher?” “I can’t! I’m rehearsing circus tricks” “Would you help me cleaning up?” “I can’t! I’m reading a book”. But when little Black helps Mom to make a delicious pie, they all are encouraged to work and enjoy together, as a family.
Daniel Nesquens Ramón París 12” x 7.6” 32 pages · Hardcover
One day Dad finds a bedraggled dog on the streets and brings him home. The dog doesn’t have a name, but he sure does have other things: cold, hunger and lots of filth. The first thing he needs is a bath: so the water starts running and the boy starts scrubbing. A hillarious homage to nonsense through the artistic, complex illustrations by Ramón París, showing you that you can take a dog out of the streets but you can’t take the streets out of a dog.
Was born in Venezuela in 1963. She studied at the Instituto Neumann of Design and dedicated herself to graphic design and illustration. For her illustrations of Niña Bonita she received an Honor Mention at the NOMA contest of illustration (Japan), which is promoted by the Asian/Pacific UNESCO Culture Centre.
Un diente se mueve So mice spirit away our milk-teeth, do they? And what do they do with them? Clarisse puzzles over these matters when her first tooth loosens. When it falls out, she places it beneath her pillow and that night, has an extraordinary encounter in her dreams. A mouse leads her to the land of mice and there she discovers what they do with children’s milk teeth. Daniel Barbot / Rosana Faría 9.1” x 7.4” · 24 pages · Hardcover
BO FI NO OK N T A L
Jararaca, Perereca y Tiririca Ana Maria Machado / Rosana Faría 9.1” x 7.4” · 28 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-283-0
Niña Bonita Ana Maria Machado / Rosana Faría 9.1” x 7.4” · 24 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-165-9 · Derechos vendidos al danés, inglés y sueco
Pin uno - Pin dos Arturo Navarro / Rosana Faría 5.9” x 5.9” · 72 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-108-6
He studied arts at the Instituto Universitario Armando Reverón. He has participated in many exhibitions within Venezuela and abroad, also he has collaborated with various publications. He is both author and illustrator of children’s books.
Disparate In a country where everything is upside down, a boy leaves for a big expedition: the search of a lost beloved one. The hard part will be to not losing himself on the corners of a place where shoes are filled with soup, dogs carry their owners and nobody never dies. An oneiric journey loaded with humor, suspense and perplexity by renown poet Eugenio Montejo. Eugenio Montejo / Gerald Espinoza 25” x 15” · 24 pages · Hardcover
Coming soon K O T BO O L N NA FI
La manzana se pasea Tradition / Gerald Espinoza 5.5” x 5.5” · 14 pages · Boardbook ISBN 978-980-257-337-0
Los pollitos dicen Tradition / Gerald Espinoza 5.5” x 5.5” · 14 pages · Boardbook ISBN 978-980-257-330-1
Mi burro enfermo Tradition / Gerald Espinoza 8.5” x 5.9” · 32 pages · Paperback ISBN 978-980-257-344-8
Rights List Bologna 2012
Ediciones Ekaré publishes books for children and young people. The name ekaré was borrowed from the Pemón language, an ethnic group located in southeastern Venezuela. The word means “news” or “true narration”, and in a broader context, story or legend. Ediciones Ekaré was created in 1978 and its main goal, to publish quality children’s books, is directly related with the experience in public and school libraries of Banco del Libro, an internationally known Venezuelan institution for its reading promotion programs. Today our books reach many countries, but the initial intention remains the same: to offer children and young people quality books about our own culture and that of other parts of the world.