Stories of land and seas, beyond the limit of reality.
Incredible trips, but of a different kind: the ones in our fantasy!
On this topic, here our HIGHLIGHTS!
How far can a child’s mind go?
How many worlds can he see?
Stories that show us the importance of imagination,
and how books can keep it vivid
What will ever be inside the box that Aunt Caterina gives to her grandson for his birthday? Leonardo opens it with impatience. When he plunges his nose into it, he feels a warm wind and a vortex drags him through a tunnel. Suddenly the smell of sea salt is in the air and Leonardo finds himself on a sailing ship that sails quickly into the sea. But the journey is only at the beginning! Now the child is aboard a balloon that flies on a prairie, then he lands on a small planet surrounded by stars and takes care of a rose, ends up in the stomach of a shark and then… Well, read it all and find out yourself! A thousand-and-one adventures await Leonardo inside that very special gift contained in that super magic box… which is a book!
The book tells the story of an inventor whose misunderstood vocation for artifacts and machines leads him to isolation. Until one day he decides to return to his dreams and embark on a voyage in search of the Floating Island: a point of intersection between Heaven and Earth. The author surprises us with magnificent illustrations, full of details and symbols to explore. And with a moving story of travel and transformation.
“The Big Frogs” series, No 3
«And then, dad?». Before going to sleep the little boy asks his dad to tell him some of his fantastic stories. And dad doesn’t stand on ceremony. Here you have him seizing lightnings, or arbitrating a match between walruses and codfishes or there cooking a gigantic cake on the edge of a volcano. Powerful imagination and exciting illustrations in a book full of colours, amusement… and poetry!
Alma has never seen the sea. Her father, a passionate story-teller, transports her every evening to a world where she meets fish, sirens, algae and sailors. After much planning, Alma and her father travel to the coast eventually. There, they will share more than their excitement seeing the sea. Inspired by a song, Alma del Mar recreates the story of millions of children who for different reasons have been unable to leave their immediate environment; and of their parents who struggle to ensure that their little ones do not miss the opportunity to dream.