Daniel and his grandpa Honorato (explorer, adventurer, scientist,cook, concert harmonica player, as well as a maker of walking sticks,hilts and knife covers) set out on one of the strangest journeys in the world. They don’t really know what they will find, but once they have climbed the stairs from the first floor to the rooftop terrace, there is no turning back. “There is a place where no explorer, as daring as he may be, ever completely discovers: his own mind. Only the the fearless are able to venture through its jungle, its forests,and its mountains. Use your imagination to create adventures in your everyday world.
About the Author: Ayes Tortosa, Mar Delgado
Ayes Tortosa (Granada, 1956) studied medicine and practised it for five years. It was when her her children were born, Mar and Gabriel (the inspiration for her first books: “Versos, canciones y nanas para Nana” and “Los cuentos de María del Charco”) when her true literary vocation took off. From that moment, she has worked as an independent writer and has given her heart and soul to literature. Although she herself says, “I continue practicing medicine through my books.” She has published more than twenty works of fiction and poetry, the majority aimed at children and young people. She collaborates with the press (for eighteen years she had a regular in the newspaper section “Ideal”, whose articles were selected for the book “De aquí, de allá, de Granada”), as well as with magazines specializing in young adult and children’s literature. She organizes meetings in educational centers, libraries, institutions… Many of her works are included in different anthologies and text books for schools in Spain and South America. Some of her poetry books for children and young adults are: “Ciudad de tinta y papel”, “Si yo fuera un pez”, “Mi árbol genialógico”, “Cuadernillo del trotamundos”, “Gran Jefe Cielo”, “¡Abuela, que no hay escuela, que llegó la Navidad!”, “Versos del Albaicín”. And for fiction: “Cuentos del Albaicín", “González y Una fábrica de relojes de cuco”, “María Umbeldini y el extraño caso del calcetín”, “María Umbeldini y el detestable caso de la Playa del Muerto”. Mar Delgado was born in Granada in 1985 and soon she had scribbled on all the walls of the house (something she still does today!). Once in the university, she threw herself into the study of computers and their components, until she discovered that they weren’t full of the entertaining characters of videogames, but rather with cables and circuits. Disillusioned, she left the cold world of computers to immerse herself in the warmth of design, illustration and contemplation. She got her degree at the Escuela Arte Granada, where she later taught. At the same time she collaborated in the contents and illustration of a children’s activity book for the Museo de la Memoria de Caja Granada and for the book “Una extraña historia en el Museo de la Memoria”, by the writer Ayes Tortosa. Lured by cinema and animation, she formed a part of the Jaen Recreation Producciones, as the director of the Design department. Along with Esaú Dharma she created a plethora of short films from real and animated images, for which they received recognition in several festivals and some awards, such as Best Short Animated Film of the Notodofilmfest and a “Goyita” for “Micromapa de los sonidos de Tokio”, based on a film by Isabel Coixet. In 2013, her short animated film “¿Por qué desaparecieron los dinosaurios?” was nominated for a Goya Award.