Pablo ARANDA

Fede quiere ser pirata

Anaya, 2012

Translations

Corea, Wisdomhouse Publishing

Awards

***City of Malaga Children’s Literature Prize***

Press

«Fede quiere ser pirata takes us to a place where the ridiculous seems to be the most sensible way of facing up to life’s problems. A more than deserved prize.» El Cultural

“A sense of humor and poetry, thrown into sharp relief by the illustrations of Esther Gómez Madrid, make for a magnificent read.” Care Santos, Mercurio

Synopsis

(Fede wants to be a pirate) What Fede wants most in the world is to be a pirate, but he’s got a long way to go before he gets there. First there are certain requirements to be met that he considers vital: to be able to have a bath on his own, not to be scared of going to bed, to get a parrot and, the most important of all, to lose a leg and replace it with a wooden one. But when a new boy joins his class, he realises he won’t have to lose any limbs in order to be a brave pirate.

‘A children’s book full of humour that I really enjoyed, and which opened a door I hope to go through again and again.’ Pablo Aranda