Caperucita Roja

De Gabriela Mistral
Illustrated by Pigeon Valdivia

Gabriela Mistral writes, in 1924, Little Red Riding Hood Inspired by the story by Charles Perrault. The story is written in verse and respects the original version. Editorial Amanuta rescues this poem in the form of an illustrated book by Paloma Valdivia, bringing the story closer to a contemporary aesthetic.


Winner of the Unesco “Most Beautiful Book” Award in 2014, Honorable Mention at Bologna Children's Book Fair, 2014, White Ravens 2013.

Translated into Korean, Chinese and Polish.

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Recommended for 5 to 8 years
Design: Cardboard cover with silkscreen printing.
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 27 x 19 cm
Pages: 32
Vintage: 2012
ISBN: 978-956-8209-78-0


"In the mistralian version of" Little Red Riding Hood "we see Gabriela Mistral faithful to the story written by Charles Perrault with the intention of moralizing the young women who attended the gatherings of the French aristocracy in the time of King Louis XIV.
In the XNUMXth century, the story arrived transformed by oral tradition in Germany and we find this way in the version of the Grimm brothers that suppresses the moral in verse and adds a happy ending in which a new character appears, in this case, a hunter. , or woodcutter in other versions, who saves the grandmother and her granddaughter from the belly of the wolf and punishes him, filling his stomach with stones and throwing him into the river or a well. In this case, the German authors suggest an implicit moral that teaches children to be obedient, an aspect that was not in the original version.
During the XNUMXth century, new versions began to be written and since the Second World War, more than a hundred variants have been written, since each writer, like a true wolf, appropriates this girl and creates his own story, preserving the essentials of the history. Gabriela Mistral also writes her version based on the original version by Charles Perrault. "- Manuel Peña, literary critic.


Gabriela Mistral He was born in 1889 in Vicuña, a small town located where the Elqui Valley ends. Her father was a school teacher, a profession that she also practiced at the early age of 15. Very concerned about Chilean education, she wrote about the need for a law to ensure primary education. She is one of the most important writers in Chilean history, which earned her the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945 and the National Prize for Literature in 1951.

Pigeon Valdivia She is an author, illustrator and book editor, with a degree in design from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a postgraduate degree in Illustration from the EINA School in Barcelona, ​​Spain. His main passion is stories, illustrations, books and especially children. He has received many awards and recognitions, including the honorable mention at the Bologna Book Fair, 2014 for Little Red Riding Hood, and the 2018 Cuatrogatos Foundation award for his book Nosotros.