Night Stories: Folktales from Latin America: A Toon Graphic

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7.7 X 9.9 X 0.3 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Born in Argentina, RICARD LINIERS SIRI (a.k.a. Liniers) started his artistic career making fanzines for his friends when he realized we was not made for law school. He won the Inkpot Award for career achievement in 2018, and the Reuben Award for Best Newspaper Comic Strips in 2021. He has more than 30 books published, many of which have been translated to English, French, Italian, Czech, German, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese. He has illustrated 7 covers of the New Yorker magazine. DAVID BOWLES is a Pura Belpre honor-winning Mexican American author, translator, and educator. David has been fascinated with legends and folklore since he first heard the story of La Llorona from his grandmother Marie Garza. Because of his family's roots in Mexico, he has traveled all over that country studying Indigenous languages, collecting creepy legends, exploring ancient ruins, and avoiding monsters (which he has managed to do so far).
"On the cover of NIGHT STORIES: Folktales From Latin the Argentine cartoonist Ricardo Liniers Siri, known as Liniers, the 'O' in the title is cleverly replaced by a moon with a furrowed brow. Once an open vowel, once a hole in the word 'stories, ' the worried moon shines on a brother and sister as they tell each other Latin American folk tales from a bunk bed set against a starry sky...The book's introduction, by David Bowles, touches on the Aztecs' and other Nahua people's creation myths, reminding us that sometimes it takes five tries to get a world right. And a treasure trove of back matter in turn explains the origins of Liniers's three 'night stories.' --The New York Times

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

"Three frightful folk tales...are brought to life using a whimsical cartoon style that will engage and encourage children to learn about these rich and dynamic folk tales." --School Library Journal

"[...] 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