Roberto Fuentes

Roberto Fuentes
Author
Children & Ya

Roberto Fuentes (Chile, 1973) considers himself a writer since childhood. He had no siblings to play with and took refuge reading comics to spend the hours. Then he invented his first adventures full of aliens and journeys through time. He is now a father of four kids. He was inspired by them to create his first work for children.

He won the prestigious Barco de Vapor award in 2007 with his youth novel Oreste and the Volcanic Lights and with the book Star he became the first Chilean author published by Nube de Tinta. He is a sales success in Chile and has been published in Mexico, Italy and Israel. Many of his texts are complementary readings in Chilean schools. He loves traveling all around his country giving lectures to encourage reading.

Books

Batichino

A story of twin brothers who love each other, although at times being so close turns out to be very tiring.
Summary

Carla and Antonio are twins and have just turned 13 years old. Antonio has Down Syndrome. He lives on his own superhero world. Antonio always receives more gifts than Carla on birthdays and also gets more attention from their parents. 

Carla, on the other hand, has more friends than Antonio and she feels the oldest too. She wants to give her first kiss but with Antonio so close to her, it is almost impossible. Both undergo stories and anecdotes that will captivate the readers.

A book that deals with experiences proper to the age and naturally addresses living with children with Down's syndrome.

Category
Children & Ya
Fiction
Text
Roberto Fuentes
Publisher
Santillana
Year
2017
Language
Spanish
ISBN
978-956-1530-621
Pages
113pp
Cover
Softcover
Size
13,5x20cm

Star/Küyen/Star & Light

A trilogy which addresses different topics from the point of view of very special and authentic characters. Talking about sensitive issues such as loss, friendship, hardships, inclusiveness and indigenous people is not that hard as it seems when children are the main protagonists.
Star
Küyen
Star & Light
Summary

Star seems to come from “another world”. She arrives in Germán’s life right at the time when his dog Lucas is very sick. To everyone else Star seems strange, but to Germán she is a magical girl. Star teaches him that everything is connected and that farewells, even though they are sad, might as well teach us something.

Küyen is an indiginous girl who enjoys the color and texture of wood.
She has no siblings and this summer she will spend it with her mother, who is a domestic worker. Nothing seems to be very exciting in that comfortable neighborhood where her mom works, until Küyen meets Moon, a very different girl who seems to come from another planet. Moon does not understand the meaning of prejudices or religions and apparently, has come to Earth with an mission in which Küyen will play an important role. 

Light does not talk much, and when she does, not many people understand her. She likes to look at the stars from her balcony and to spend the afternoons with her family. One day her life takes an unexpected turn when her new neighbor, Star, moves to the house across the street. She is a girl from the same age and seems to be the one who understands her best.

Category
Children & Ya
Fiction
Text
Roberto Fuentes
Publisher
Nube de Tinta
Year
2016/2017/2020
Language
Spanish
Translations
Italian and Hebrew (Star)
ISBN
9789569476112/9789569476211/9789569476402
Pages
108pp/250pp/108pp
Cover
Softcover
Size
14x21,5cm