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    • Children's & YA


      by Juan Francisco Bascuñán and Alejandra Figueroa

      What is a little monkey by Frida Kahlo’s shoulder doing? What is a lamb looking for among colorful geometric figures? Why is a beautiful young woman painted by Leonardo da Vinci holding a stoat in her arms? How do Magritte’s owl-leaves fly? With the focus on something that usually catches their attention, the book invites children to reflect on the animals present in paintings by famous artists, introducing them, in a didactic and entertaining way, to the fascinating world of paintings. This book-game encourages the young readers to discover, through different cut-outs in the pages, details of paintings representative of the main styles, in a journey through different periods.

    • Children's & YA

      Animal Emotionary

      For boys and girls in times of crisis

      by Paloma González and Juan Francisco Bascuñán

      What do two laughing chimps, an embarrassed puppy, an envious cat and two monkeys that hug each other with gratitude, have in common? They all show us emotions, those that are present throughout our lives, but that we don’t always know how to recognize. This book seeks to introduce children to this mysterious world, with photographs of animals that usually arouse their interest, accompanied by short texts that can help them recognize the emotions they feel and understand in what kind of situations this happens. Recognizing their own emotions will help them to know themselves better and also those around them. At the end of the book, the emotions addressed in it are briefly explained, so that adults can better accompany children in the discovery of their emotions, in “normal” times, but especially in times of crisis.

    • Children's & YA


      by Text: Juan Francisco Bascuñán / Illustrations: Valeria Cis

      Celia is a girl like many others her age, but she has something special: she can speak with her hands and hear with her eyes, because her ears don’t function - she is deaf. The story is told through the letters that the girl writes to her mother. Celia arrived in Santiago de Chile to live with her aunt and uncle, while her family remains in Colombia. She writes to her mother about her difficult experiences at school, where no one knows how to speak in sign language. However, thanks to the commitment of the director, she achieves important changes in the school, which is enriched by opening up to the world of deaf people and getting to know, through her, the culture of another country. The book has two attached resources, which help to bring deaf and hearing children closer together: a manual of the alphabet of the Chilean sign language included in the book, as well as a video that shows the pages in the sign language transcription and the reading version in off on the publisher’s website.

    • Fiction


      by Selection and editing by Marta Mearin and Juan Francisco Bascuñán Illustrations: Joanna Styrylska-Gałażyn

      Historical is a journey through the lives of 15 women who made history, based on illustrations of them by Polish artist Joanna Styrylska-Gałażyn. These graphic representations are accompanied by texts of diverse literary genres, written especially for this edition by young writers of different nationalities: Chilean, Latin American, Catalan. For each character, a brief biography and a text is included that seeks to connect the reader to the woman being honored, mixing real information with fictitious events: some occur in the future, others explore the most intimate dimension of the protagonist or personify her through poetry. The illustrations and stories that make up this book seek to make visible the importance of women in the immense number of areas from which they have been systematically excluded: science, art, technology, sports, activism and academia, among others. In this way, the book concentrates different aspects of feminist struggles capable of transcending time and space.

    • Interactive & activity books & packs


      by Sofía Guerrero Zepeda, Juan Francisco Bascuñán Muñoz, Loreto Salinas Retamal

      This bilingual Spanish-Mapuzugun story, based on the Mapuche tradition, tells the story of Nawel, a boy who was raised by the animals of the forest in southern Chile, learning their language and also that of the non-living elements of nature, such as wind, thunder and water. The puma gets sick from drinking water contaminated by waste from the city and Nawel is called in to solve the problem, by teaching its inhabitants to take care of the environment, which ultimately means a healthier life for themselves. The book also presents an attractive game with illustrations of different animals and a mini dictionary that teaches the names of the animals in Mapuzugun.

    • Children's & YA


      by Ngügï wa Thiong’o / Illustrations: Antonia Lara

      Ngügi wa Thiong’o (Kenya 1938) is one of today’s leading African writers and has been nominated for the Nobel Prize several times. The story originally aimed to reconnect African children with their language, knowledge and history, in a continent marked by colonialist rule that largely erased their culture. In this sense, its main theme of rescuing the traditional knowledge of dominated cultures, especially their connection with nature, makes this book contain a universal message that goes beyond time and frontiers. In these times of deep social changes this story acquires maximum relevance for the world of children and youth. Njamba Nene and the Flying Bus, originally written in gikuyu and translated into English in 1986, has been specially translated and illustrated for this edition of Planeta Sostenible.

    • Children's & YA


      by Written by: Pablo Neruda /Illustrations: Antonia Lara /Original script and editing: Juan Francisco Bascuñán

      “Whoever does not know the Chilean forest, does not know this planet”. This profound and radical message by Neruda regards the wonderful forests of southern Chile, home to countless living beings: some who come out to meet those who enter it, others that always remain hidden. “A rotten log: what a treasure!”: the poet finds the point where life and death are one, the forest soil, where the cyclical becomes a reality, what dies will return in time to be part of the living again. “It is a vertical world: a nation of birds, a crowd of leaves”. Neruda does not say directly that we have to take care of the forests, but he helps us to know them, to discover them, to love them. And in this path what naturally follows is to protect them... This text is part of the memories of Neruda, I confess I have lived (Memoirs).

    • Picture books, activity books & early learning material
      January 2021


      by Text: Juan Francisco Bascuñán / Illustrations: Carolina Monterrubio / Music: Marta Mearin

      Tolinga, a cheerful locomotive, travelled around the country transporting people and food. However one day she was unable to continue traveling, because the authorities decided to remove the rail lines, due to the arrival of buses and planes as a means of transportation. The inhabitants protested so as to save Tolinga from destruction and managed to extend its useful life as part of a museum in the city. In it Tolinga continues to transport people, but now through far away imaginary places. The final part of the book explains in simple terms the phenomenon of global warming and climate change. This book is an invitation to the youngest to act in a responsible manner, contributing to the path towards sustainability from early childhood.

    • Children's & YA


      Story based in an ancient Aymara ritual

      by Colomba Elton

      Uma is an Aymara girl who lives in the high Andean zone and dreams of seeing the sea. This becomes a reality thanks to the imperative need of her community: to obtain sea water for a ritual that allows the rains to return to her village. This story allows us to understand how some people from South America, whose ancestors occupied the territory long before the current borders were established, live. It shows how some communities have a close relationship with their geography and the cycles of nature, and thank through offerings to the Pachamama or Mother Earth. This helps us to remember that we all depend on nature, but we have moved away from it. The story also speaks to us of austerity, of a simple life, in the midst of an era of extreme consumerism; a simple life, but, precisely because of this, valuable and full of meaning.

    • Children's & YA


      Federico García Lorca for kids

      by Author: Federico García Lorca / Selection and editing by Marta Mearin / Illustrations: Carolina Monterrubio

      Cuando sale la luna (When the moon rises) is an anthological selection of poetry and a play by the great Spanish writer Federico García Lorca. This selection has been specially designed to bring his poetry and drama closer to the world of children and young people, making it accessible to a greater number of boys, girls and young people so that they can discover his work, get to know it and enjoy it. Precisely because of this, some modifications have been made that seek to avoid macho expressions (socially accepted at the time the book was written) and to bring the characters of the play closer to children and young people today. The beautiful illustrations play with the poet’s words, bringing imagination and humor.

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