Classic Latin American folktales get an update in this new collection by celebrated author Liniers!
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.
About the Author
RICARDO LINIERS SIRI, who uses the pen name Liniers, was born in Argentina. He started his artistic career making fanzines for his friends after he realized he was not made for law school. He is the creator of four graphic novels for young readers for TOON Books, including his first children's comic, The Big Wet Balloon, published in 2013, and the Eisner Award-winning Good Night, Planet. Since 2002, Liniers has been writing and drawing the daily strip Macanudo, one of the most celebrated cartoon strips in South America; it has been syndicated in the US since 2018. Liniers and his family currently reside in New England, where he continues to draw Macanudo every day.