Night Stories: Folktales from Latin America By Liniers

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ISBN: 9781662665301


Published by (2024-06-04)

Classic Latin American folktales get an update in this new collection by celebrated author Liniers!

New York Times bestselling author and Eisner Award winner Liniers brings his exuberant cartooning style and irrepressible sense of humor to the spooky folktales of his childhood, telling three from across Latin America: the Iara, a mermaid (or a pink dolphin?) who lures young men to her underwater domain in the Amazon basin; La Lechuza, an enormous owl with the face of a woman, who terrorizes people who venture out after dark (a legend found in Mexico, Chile, and Uruguay); and La Luz Mala, a spooky, evanescent light that menaces gauchos and other travelers on the Argentine pampas. Liniers animates these thrilling tales with lighthearted twists. Combined with informative backmatter on their ecological, cultural, and historical background and a bibliography, these old stories will come alive for all young readers, from those who have grown up hearing them to those who are encountering them for the first time.

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 11.99 USD / 15.99 CAD
Published: 2024-06-04
ISBN: 9781662665301
Page Count: 48
Trim Size: 7-3/4 x 10

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

“[...] 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

“He draws funny!”  — Jeff Smith, Bone

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