Seven short stories written in the manner of the ancient European or Oriental stories and legends, in which the author explores and blows up the borders of wonderland. Seven stories about love, either lost or found: the princess that fell in love with a coalman, the Baghdad barber who loved beautiful Halima, Charlemagne and Iphigenia, the incredulous love of a warrior for the woman with the little hair bun, the story of the clever lady of the Sultanate of El Katar… Written with emotion and wisdom, in the manner of Scheherazade in Arabian Nights.
Prizes and honours
Best Books in Spanish Language. Book Bank. Venezuela, 1996.
White Ravens 1994. Internationale Jugendbibliothek. Munich, Germany.
Destacados (Distinguished) ALIJA (Argentinean Children and Juvenile Literature Association), 1994.
This book has a language so precious that a misplaced comma could damage it. Marina Colasanti, on the translation into Portuguese
Published by: Argentina Editorial Sudamericana/Colombia SM/Brasil Global Editora/ México Castillo/ China Anhui Children’s Publishing House