Cuentos de noche: Relatos de Latinoamérica By Liniers

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ISBN: 9781662665356


Published by (2024-06-04)

Classic latin american folktales get an update in this new Spanish language collection by award-winning and bestselling author Liniers!

Critically acclaimed cartoonist Liniers is back with TOON again, following up on the successes of his earlier books like Eisner-winner Good Night, Planet and Batchelder Award Honor-winner Written and Drawn by Henrietta. This time he’s tackling a selection of Latin American folktales in Spanish and transforming them for the modern-day with his signature wit and mastery of the comics medium.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 17.99 USD / 23.99 CAD
Published: 2024-06-04
ISBN: 9781662665356
Page Count: 48
Trim Size: 7-3/4 x 10

"On the cover of NIGHT STORIES: Folktales From Latin the Argentine cartoonist Ricardo Liniers Siri, known as Liniers, the 'O' in the title is cleverly replaced by a moon with a furrowed brow. Once an open vowel, once a hole in the word 'stories,' the worried moon shines on a brother and sister as they tell each other Latin American folk tales from a bunk bed set against a starry sky...The book’s introduction, by David Bowles, touches on the Aztecs’ and other Nahua people’s creation myths, reminding us that sometimes it takes five tries to get a world right. And a treasure trove of back matter in turn explains the origins of Liniers’s three 'night stories.' —The New York Times

"An appealing dose of humor, accentuated by Liniers’ artwork, full of intricate linework and muted colors [...] spine-tingling, enlightening, and fun." — Kirkus Reviews

"Three frightful folk tales...are brought to life using a whimsical cartoon style that will engage and encourage children to learn about these rich and dynamic folk tales." —School Library Journal

“[...] Delicate ink and watercolor scenes accompany humorous dialogue and text (“The monkey had very little maritime experience”), showcasing the enduring power of folktales and whetting readers’ appetites for further tellings.” — Publishers Weekly

"Creatively showcases the importance and power of telling and passing stories through generations via oral, textual, and visual narratives." — Horn Book Magazine

“He draws funny!”  — Jeff Smith, Bone

​“Liniers’ comics are funny and fanciful and whimsical and philosophical in the best sense.” — Matt Groening, The Simpsons