ROOFS AND DRAINS

Reality and fiction

The tales included in the “Roofs and Drains” collection take the closest experience to create a piece of fiction. Based on backgrounds of reality close to the reader’s reality, sometimes simulated under a metaphorical, excessive or fable disguise, this collection tales rewrite daily things and make a reason for the pleasure of reading, out of the simplest thing.

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All the tales from the “Roofs and Drains” collection are made in a common design cast folder/leaflet.

COLLECTION TITLES

Crystal Eyes / Ojos de cristal. Hand-Coloured Tales

Crystal Eyes / Ojos de cristal

Author: Clara Ortega
Illustrator: Albino Torres
Spanish-English Translator: Lawrence Schimel

Elsa, the puppet, has been abandoned. The poet finds her but he abandons her again. The painter does not take care of her appropriately. Passing of time ages her dress and hair. Elsa feels sorry for herself. Who would want her with such a dreadful look? Until a girl pays attention to her, picks her up and takes with her. Finally, the puppet Elsa feels alive.
  • Original language: Spanish
  • Bilingual Spanish-English publication
  • Size: 310x280x7 mm.
  • 13 one-ink sheets coloured by hand
  • No. of pages: 15
  • ISBN: 978-84-16059-08-9
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The Cricket of Aquino / El grillo de Aquino. Hand-Coloured Tales

The Cricket of Aquino / El grillo de Aquino

Author: Antía Edras
Illustrator: Iván Redueño
Spanish-English Translator: Lawrence Schimel

Brother Tomas walks through the surroundings of the town of Aquino. He meditates in silence, says his prayers, admires the surrounding landscape and satisfactorily enjoys the peace this moment conveys. The unexpected meeting with an astonishing speaking cricket, making simple questions will make him ponder.
  • Original language: Spanish
  • Bilingual Spanish-English publication
  • Size: 310x280x7 mm.
  • 14 one-ink sheets coloured by hand
  • No. of pages: 16
  • ISBN: 978-84-16059-04-1
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David in the Spiral / David en la espiral. Hand-Coloured Tales

David in the Spiral / David en la espiral

Author: Antía Edras
Illustrator: Iván Redueño
Spanish-English Translator: Lawrence Schimel

David lives in a spiral he does not know how to get out. He has been long trying but he never successes. He always goes back to the spiral centre. The dragonfly and the grasshopper live with him. None of them know how to help him out. He will only arrive to get out when he follows the snail’s advice.
  • Original language: Spanish
  • Bilingual Spanish-English publication
  • Size: 310x280x7 mm.
  • 16 one-ink sheets coloured by hand
  • No. of pages: 18
  • ISBN: 978-84-16059-02-7
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One Stormy Afternoon / Una tarde de tormenta. Hand-Coloured Tales

One Stormy Afternoon / Una tarde de tormenta

Author: Georgette Ménard
Illustrator: Antón Grifá
Spanish-English Translator: Lawrence Schimel
French-Spanish Translator: Alicia Moreno

Thrown away by the storm, the little sparrow has fallen into the garden and cannot fly. Eloise Marie, the Ponchet’s cat and the little sparrow’s parents have seen it at the same time. All will act according to their interests. Each one will go through it in a different way.
  • Original language: Spanish
  • Bilingual English-Spanish publication
  • Size: 310x280x7 mm.
  • 20 one-ink sheets coloured by hand (4 different colours)
  • No. of pages: 23
  • ISBN: 978-84-16059-01-0
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Roofs and Drains. Reality and fiction

Hand-Coloured Books in collaboration with ASPRODIQ

Member of Plena inclusión
(Spanish organisation for intellectual disabled people)

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