La Bella Durmiente del bosque

De Gabriela Mistral
Illustrated by Carmen Cardemil

Gabriela Mistral writes Sleeping Beauty Inspired by the story by Charles Perrault in 1928. The author wrote this version in the form of a versified fairy tale featuring treasured elements of modernism. Amanuta rescues this poem in the form of an illustrated book by Carmen Cardemil.


Winning book “Most Beautiful Book” Award 2014 and Honorable Mention Bologna Children's Book Fair, 2014.

Book translated into Chinese, Korean and Polish.

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Recommended for 5 to 8 years
Design: Cardboard cover with silkscreen printing.
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 27 19 cm x
Pages: 32
Vintage: 2012
ISBN: 978-956-8209-80-3


In 2012, four stories in verse by Chilean writer Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945, were published for the first time in Chile, inspired by the classic European stories: "Little Red Riding Hood", "Sleeping Beauty del Bosque ”,“ Cinderella ”and“ Snow White in the house of the dwarfs ”. It is a literary finding since the author published them almost a hundred years ago in literary magazines, cultural supplements and reading books from Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia, so that they were scattered and unknown. Editorial Amanuta of Santiago de Chile published them in the form of independent books. For this collection, the publishing house won national and international awards for the careful editing of the books, illustrated by the main Chilean illustrators. This article analyzes the origin of the project, its meaning in Latin American poetry, and the symbolisms of each of the verse stories.

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.

Carmen Cardemil, Chilean illustrator and painter. He has collaborated with the main publishing houses in Chile and Mexico, with which he has produced nearly one hundred illustrated publications for children and adults. Among his illustrated books with Amanuta are The Sleeping Beauty of the Forest, Animals Chilean tales, Children of America, among others.