the lonely king

King Solito plays at not being alone and dreams of looking at the stars together. Will he find someone to share this dream with?

This classic that was published  Almost twenty years ago, it returned to bookstores thanks to Libros de las Malas Compañías.

Rewritten by Rafael Estrada

Reillustrated by Jesús Gaban

Collection: Rescued

Size: 21  x 21cm

Pages: 44 

Binding: Cardboard illustrated album

ISBN: 978.84.945888.1.5

  (Price without VAT €13.94)

RRP €14.50

Rafael Estrada

Raphael Estrada

He started drawing humor strips for La Codorniz and comics. Too  has painted decks for  a lot of Spanish and foreign publishers.

As a teacher,  He has given courses for teachers and university students and taught drawing and painting classes for more than 10 years in  schools. 

Some of his works have been published in Germany, the former Yugoslavia, Poland, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile, Turkey, Korea, Mexico and the USA.

As a writer, he has published books with Debolsillo, Edebé, SM, Bruño, Edelvives, Espasa-Calpe, and other publishers, and now with Libros de las Malas Compañías. He has published more than 20 books for children and young people, and also  write for adults For his work, he has  received many awards.

El rey Solito (Books of Bad Companies, 2016) was  published in 1994 in SM's Barco de Vapor series, and it was so successful that 24 editions were made only in Spanish. It was also published in Greece, Italy, Korea and Chile, and received the White Ravens International Award in 1995.

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Jesus Gaban


He has been illustrating children's and youth books since 1981. He has been a finalist in the Lazarillo Prize for Illustration in 1983, the Apel.les Mestres prize in 1983 and winner of the same prize in 2004.

He has won the National Prize for Children's and Youth Illustration in 1984, 1988 and 2000. He has also been selected in the White Ravens catalog in 1987, and won the bronze medal at the Leipzig Art in the Book exhibition in 1989, the Diploma of Honor and Special Mentions in the Catalonia Prize in 1984, 1990, 1992 and 1997, International Prize for Illustration of the Santa María Foundation in 1995. CCI Prize Honor List in 1998.

His book Abdul y el lion del Atlas was chosen as one of the One Hundred Best Spanish Children's Books of the 20th Century at the VI Symposium on Children's and Young People's 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:

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