This poem shall our book define:
not all that glitters is gold,
and love does conquer all.
Because might can come from within.
Thus it begins, “Once upon a time…”
Written by Margarita del Mazo
Illustrated by Ximo Abadía
Collection: Retrieved books
Size: 21 x 29.70cm (A4)
Binding: Cardboard illustrated album
(Price without VAT €15.87)
LIJ sample of the CAM 2018
The Community of Madrid has included The Mightiest in the catalogue with the best books published in 2018. You can find it on page 30 of the following document:
Review on the blog Apegoyliteratura
Apegoyliteratura echoes our book and some of its images, a very good initial introduction for the hypothetical interested reader.
Margarita del Mazo
She was born in Malpica de Tajo (Toledo), next to a castle full of legends that her grandmothers used to tell her about. As a child, she was already a storyteller, so, although she graduated in Law, she soon saw how her path twisted towards the world of stories. And she has been telling tales for more than two decades, telling for all the ears that want to listen. She tells stories out loud and on paper. And she says to live by the story, not only because it gives her a living, but because she cannot live without telling. She is the author of more than twenty titles, some of which can be found in more than twelve languages. Her works have won numerous National and International Awards: Lazarillo Award for Enlightened Album, Gold Medal at the Bratislava Biennial 2013, Booksellers Guild Award 2014, Cuatrogatos Foundation Award 2016, Best Children's Fiction Picture Book at the International Latino Book Awards 2016, Gelett Burgess Awards 2016, Juul Award 2017, Cuatrogatos Foundation Award 2018.
He was born in 1983 in Alicante, between orange trees and the sea. As a child, he was fond of drawing and reading Franco-Belgian comics and underground magazines.
He has published with more than a dozen national and international publishers and collaborates with several magazines and newspapers. In 2011 he was nominated best new author at the Barcelona Comic Fair and in 2012 he was a finalist for the Fnac - Sin Sentido International Graphic Novel Prize with The Yellow Door. In 2016 he was selected for the Ibero-American Catalogue of Illustration and entered the White Ravens selection with When Cows Float, and in 2017 he was selected for the International Award of the Bologna Fair. He likes the earth, the mess, the waxes, the stones, getting lost, his dog, the graphite, the little things, the orchard, getting dirty, and walking barefoot.