An island in the Mediterranean. There is an ogre there, as big as a father, who eats boys and girls when he is hungry. A mother sends her son to bring food. The child is also hungry and eats all the food. He arrives at the ogre's house and... And that's how a little boy, thanks to his intelligence, managed to defeat that greedy and tyrannical giant, who had little head and a big stomach.
Written by Ana C. Herreros
Illustrated by Jesús Gaban
Collection: Books grow
Size: 21.50 x 30.50 cm
Binding: Cardboard illustrated album
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Ana C. Herreros
He was born in León and his grandmother kept quiet stories. So he soon learned to listen to the silence and to love those who have no voice, those who don't count.
So much so that, years later and already an emigrant in Madrid, he began to write a doctoral thesis on the literature of those who neither write nor read. And so, researching in the oral tradition, he ended up in 1992 with oral narration. And he began to tell, and for more than twenty years he has not been silent. Then his voice filled with ink and he began to write. It has been translated into Catalan, French and Mexican. He has made an autistic man speak, a princess sit down to listen to his lecture and 16 6-month-old babies preferred listening to his stories to taking a bottle. Oh, if your grandmother raised her head...
With Libros de las Malas Compañías he has also published the following Titles:
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: