Classic Latin American folktales get an update in this new collection by celebrated author Liniers!
Eisner Award winner Liniers applies his exuberant cartooning skills and irrepressible sense of humor to three folktales he grew up with. From the Amazon basin comes the story of the Iara, a mermaid (or is she a pink dolphin?) who lures young men to her underground domain. From Chile and Uruguay comes the legend of La Lechuza, an enormous Owl with the face of a woman, who terrorizes those who venture out after dark. Finally, on the Argentine pampas, we witness two gauchos’ encounter with La Luz Mala, a spooky, evanescent light that terrorizes travelers. Liniers’s funny and witty storytelling, with surprise revelations and lighthearted twists, combined with well-documented backmatter and a bibliography, is sure to make these timeless tales come alive for all young readers.