This beautifully illustrated book is comprised of 12 winter myths, legends, tales, and stories. Myths that explain the seasons; a legend of a huge snowman; tales of an unexpected Christmas present, of a young girl beautiful as snow, of an old woman who tastes a succulent soup; stories that tell where oranges come from, what we celebrate at Christmas, why we decorate our houses with fir trees, or who arrives on the night of December 24.
Written by Ana C. Herreros
Illustrated by Aitana Carrasco
Size: 27 x20 cm
(Price without VAT €18.75)
Ana C. Herreros
She was born in León and her grandmother kept quiet stories. So she soon learned to listen to the silence and to love those who have no voice, those who don't tell tales.
So much so that, years later and already an emigrant in Madrid, she began to write a doctoral thesis on the literature of those who neither write nor read. And so, researching the oral tradition, in 1992 she came across oral narration. She started telling stories, and for more than twenty years, she has not been silent. Then her voice filled with ink and she started writing. Her work has been translated into Catalan, French and Mexican. She has made an autistic man speak, a princess sit down to listen to her lecture and 16 6-month-old babies preferred listening to her stories to taking a bottle. Oh, if her grandmother raised her head...
With Libros de las Malas Compañías she has also published the following titles:
She was born in Valencia in 1978, she graduated in Fine Arts and her first illustrated album Ramona the Monkey won the IX International Prize A la Orilla del Viento in 2005. Her works have been exhibited in Spain, Mexico, Italy, Slovakia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Argentina, and France.
She reconciles her work as the author of LIJ with the illustration of album covers, posters, books, and press articles as well as with teaching, and giving courses, seminars, conferences and workshops for both children and adults.