Blue and the Secret of Tears encourages children to embrace and accept their emotions. Blue is keeping a huge secret: years ago, even before she was born, she met Lágrima (tear), a very unique whale who changed her life. Do you really know the magical origin of tears? Where does their salty essence come from? Have you ever pondered the fact that humans are the only creatures that can consciously cry? Blue already knows the answers to those questions, and would like to share them with you so that you can also keep her secret, the secret of tears.
About the Author:
Narci Gómez Jarava, María Bullón
Narci Gómez Jarava is a journalist and publicist, a communicator and communicologist, a salior from Cadiz. She understands communication to be a tool in favor of justice and equality, and co-education as the most certain way of affecting change in society. As an expert in communication in respect to gender, she conducts research related to sexism and the media, with a special emphasis on latent male chauvinism, such as in how women are represented in advertising, cinema and TV series. This is her first venture into children’s literature. She defines herself as a voracious devourer of movies, series, music, and whatever artistic expression that moves her or that serves to move others… She is a frequent collaborator with the media, where she speaks and writes about culture. Her life philosophy is: “Don’t become a successful person, become a valuable person.” María Bullón was born in Valencia with “a pencil behind her ear.” Currently she resides in Seville. She has developed her artistic career in disciplines such as painting and illustration, specializing in the area of children. She has drawn for as long as she can remember, learning through self-implementation through observation, with hard work and effort, but above all through the need to express herself through art. Because she interprets illustration as a way of life, a way to bring a specific view to life. Her creations are based on the use of different techniques and her foremost technique for creating is through experimentation. She has illustrated the folowing books: “40 cuentos de Semana Santa para 40 noches de Cuaresma”, “Pomodora” y “Una madrugá de cuento” (all three published by BABIDI-BÚ), “Una vida diferente” (charity editorial Isekin), “One Hounted House” (Xist Publishing) and “San Ignacio de Loyola, el peregrino” (Maratania). As well she has held several painting expositions for the Valencian and Andalusian communities.