An island in the Mediterranean. There is an ogre there, as big as fathers are, who eats boys and girls whenever he gets hungry. A mother sends her son out to deliver food to the ogre. The child is also hungry, however, and eats all the food. He arrives at the ogre's house empty-handed and... And that's how a little boy, thanks to his intelligence, managed to defeat that greedy, insatiable, and tyrannical giant, who had a little brain and a big stomach.
Written by Ana C. Herreros
Illustrated by Jesús Gabán
Collection: Growing up books
Size: 21.50 x 30.50 cm
Binding: Cardboard illustrated album
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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 to 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:
He has been illustrating books for children and young adults since 1981. He was a finalist in the Lazarillo Prize for Illustration in 1983, the Apel.les Mestres prize in 1983, and winner of said prize in 2004.
He won the National Prize for Children and Young Adults Illustration in 1984, 1988 and 2000. He was also selected in the White Ravens catalogue in 1987, and won the bronze medal at Art in the Leipzig Book Fair in 1989, the Diploma of Honor and Special Mentions in the Catalonia Prize in 1984, 1990, 1992 and 1997, the International Prize for Illustration of the Santa María Foundation in 1995. CCI Prize Honor List in 1998.
His book Abdul and the Atlas Lion was chosen as one of the One Hundred Best Spanish Children Books of the 20th Century at the VI Symposium on Children and Young Adult Literature organized by the Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation. His books have been published in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Brazil, Venezuela, the United States, and Japan.
With Libros de las Malas Compañías he has also illustrated the following titles: