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Marcelo Simonetti/ Cristian Turdera
The Imagining Machine

(La máquina de imaginar cosas)

Children and Young Adult / Graphic Novel

  • Published: 01/11/2016
  • ISBN: 9789569598050
  • 32 pages

A children’s story for adults helps us dust off our capacity for wonder. It tenderly explains the magic of childhood and growing up to get us back in touch with our imagination   One day Juan returns to the house of his grandfather’s grandfather. Juan has been an adult for some time now and he decides to go back because he isn’t happy and his daily routine has turned him into a dull, gray man. When he returns he feels compelled to start digging. And as he digs he finds pieces, and begins putting them together... The result takes him by surprise and brings him back to his childhood. This little illustrated gem will delight all ages alike, reminding us of the importance of using our imaginations... and how we can lose sight of that as we become serious, responsible grownups.

About the author

Marcelo Simonetti (Valparaíso, 1966) In recent years he has managed to combine writing awarded novels and stories with his work as a journalist and a professor.

Cristian Turdera (Buenos Aires, 1973) brings together in his work two disciplines that he considers inseparable: illustration and design. As an illustrator he’s published more than thirty books in various countries.