Blancaflor, the Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America: A Toon Graphic

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Toon Graphics
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7.7 X 9.9 X 0.3 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Nadja Spiegelman is the Eisner Award-nominated author of the Zig and Wikki series of science comics for young children and the editor-in-chief of an international literary magazine. Her memoir, I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This, was published by Riverhead. She is a contributing editor at The Paris Review and the co-editor of the 2016- 2017 project Resist!, a magazine of women's political comics and graphics.
Sergio García Sánchez, a professor of comics in Angoulême, France, and at the University of Granada, Spain, is one of Europe's most celebrated experimental cartoonists. His work has been published in over forty-five books and translated into nine languages. He lives in Granada with his wife and collaborator, Lola Moral, who colored the art for this book.


One of the New York Times Best Children's Books of 2021

"[Blancaflor] is splendidly designed and impeccably colored, and it crackles along at an adventurous pace that makes it excellent treehouse reading." -- The New York Times

"Witty and touching" -- The Wall Street Journal

★ "Spiegelman's retelling is a fresh take on the classic story, with contemporary and effortless language that will resonate with modern audiences. Sánchez's energetic illustrations are a visual delight." -- The Horn Book Magazine Starred Review

"It's impossible not to be charmed by art so full of personality, and the story itself is a subversive treat--Blancaflor's no damsel in distress, but the one who ultimately saves the day." -- Booklist

"This version of the classic story is a lovely confluence of European and North American culture that celebrates the strength and wit of a young girl whose abilities have been overlooked or underestimated." -- School Library Journal

"An energetic, girl-power addition to the fairy- and folktales shelf." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A female-focused lens infuses the tale with classic energy." -- Publishers Weekly

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

"It's gorgeous and smart!" -- Author and Librarian Betsy Bird

"The text and art work wonderfully together to tell an ancient tale with relatable sensibilities." --Youth Services Book Review, 5 out of 5 stars