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
Liniers's US debut, The Big Wet Balloon, was selected as one of Parents Magazine's Top Ten Best Childrens' Books. Liniers is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but he now lives in Vermont with his wife and three young daughters.