El mapa secreto de las cosas

De Maria Jose Navia
Illustrated by Fabian Rivas

Extraordinary things are happening in the town of Mateo: some people are having their wishes fulfilled. But it is not clear what things will come true, or to whom or where the wishes will be fulfilled. Mateo records the events and places and draws his secret map of things. He, like many, also wants something.

A novel that shows the world through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy, with the honesty, sense of humor and freshness typical of that age. María José Navia writes in an agile, creative way, without fear of emotions and valuing human relationships. A text very well accompanied by illustrations by Fabián Rivas.

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Recommended for 8 to 12 years
Design: printed with fluor color ink.
Binding: Softcover
Size: 20 15 cm x
Pages: 100
Vintage: 2020
ISBN: 978-956-364-127-1


Maria Jose Navia (Santiago, 1982), has a master's degree in Humanities and Social Thought (NYU) and a doctorate in Literature and Cultural Studies (Georgetown University), currently working as a professor at the Faculty of Letters of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She is the author of the novels SAINT (Incubarte, 2010) and Kintsugi (Kindberg, 2018) and storybooks Instructions to be happy (South Africa, 2015), Site (Ediciones de la Lumbre, 2017; finalist for the 2018 Municipal Prize for Literature) and A future music (Kindberg, 2020; Winner of the 2019 Best Literary Works award, unpublished short story category). So much Site as Kintsugi are available in audiobook format (in leollent y Storytel, respectively), read by its author.

Fabian Rivas is an illustrator and author of children's books. As an illustrator he has collaborated for national media such as Diario El Mercurio, La Tercera and Qué Pasa and abroad such as Revista Moi de México or Diario de Tarragona in Spain. As an author of children's books, he has won two Colibrí medals, in 2017 for best book for babies and in 2019 for best book album.