The Puddle / El charco

Antía Edras



Author: Antía Edras
Illustrator: Arturo Rojo
Spanish-English Translator: Lawrence Schimel


Every afternoon, after school, little Anxo goes to the waste ground. There, a strange puddle appeared some days ago. Anxo looks over its surface and he amazes. The puddle does not reflect the sky, leaves burn when falling into it. Next to the puddle, Anxo feels a baffling but intense feeling of attraction and fear.


Antia Edras suggests to think over the effects of our actions. Are they always innocent?; to what extend do the effects take?; do they justify our true intention? The puddle Anxo visits every day makes suspect a mysterious origin. This worrying and anomalous surface appears in the waste ground without the character or the reader would know a cause or reason. Why is it there, so strange and threatening? At the end of the story, Anxo will find out his behaviour is not indifferent to the existence of the puddle; then the reader will be suggested that some actions of our life, despite originating deprived of deep intentions, lead to unexpected consequences and unwanted endings.

Data seet

  • Original language: Spanish
  • Bilingual Spanish-English publication
  • Size: 31 x 28 x 1 cm.
  • 12 one-ink sheets coloured by hand
  • No. of pages: 14
  • ISBN: 978-84-16059-05-8
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