El Corazón en la montaña

Claudia Blin

Claraboya Ediciones


Children’s fiction

ISBN : 978-956-9825-08-8

Book written in Spanish
World rights available

A young woman travels on a road to a mountain she doesn’t know. On her way she will travel through different scenarios until she finds what led her there. The heart on the mountain tells us the story of a quest, an encounter and a healing, in which teamwork, respect for science, ancestral wisdom and love for all the beings who inhabit the world prevail. Nature is sick and the heart of the world can no longer beat as before. Could they save him among all?

This book is the result of a year of work with scientists from the Millennium Core Cardio UC, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of the Government of Chile. A current and hot topic as cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. More people die each year from one of these diseases than from any other cause. At a time when environmental pollution is reaching its historical limits, this book tells us about the need to protect our health and the health of nature. It also allows us to talk about the importance of the environment and the need to preserve nature reserves, soil and air, minimizing pollution in cities. A precise text, accompanied by the powerful illustrations of a young author with extensive experience; the strength of her visual narrative moves and leaves no reader indifferent.

Readers 9+

A Chilean illustrator and writer, Claudia Blin studied Visual Arts at the Catholic University of Chile and has a diploma in Enlightenment at EINA, Barcelona. She has illustrated books and covers for Planeta, Santillana and Editions B, among others. In 2019, she was chosen by the National Council of Culture to be part of the Chilean authors’ company of the 47th Angoulême Comic Festival and the Guadalajara Book Fair. That same year, she was selected by La maison des auteurs (home of the authors of Angoulême), to make a residence specialized in illustration. She has exhibited her illustrations at Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (Chile), University of Barcelona and the annual exhibition of La maison des auteurs of the 48th Comic Book Festival of Angoulême (France). She has obtained from the National Council of Culture and the Arts the scholarship of literary creation, the publishing fund for the illustrated book Mapuche, stories of the South of the world, and a scholarship to study illustration in Spain, among others. Since 2010 she has been teaching illustration. She is currently a lecturer in the Diplomas in Illustration of the Catholic University of Chile and the University of Chile and the workshops of Illustrated Book. Her work can be seen at claudiablin.com

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