Discover A Mulher da Guarda, a beautiful story made of reality and poetry.

The Woman of the Guard by Sara Bertrand

THE BOOK
Sara Bertrand 's guard woman , illustrated by Alejandra Acosta , published in Brazil by Solisluna Editora and Selo Emília is a mysterious, unsettling, unique and surprising book. An enigmatic beauty, with eight double pages of illustrations that mark the beginning and end of the book. In between, around 70 pages tell a story made of reality and poetry.

With 96 pages, in hardcover, "The woman with the guard" received the important New Horizons / Bologna Ragazzi award in 2017, at the Bologna International Children's Book Fair in Italy.

Aimed at children and young people, the book tells the story of Jacinta, a girl who, after the death of her mother, still not fully understanding what happened, is worried about how she will breathe in the coffin, her aunts say that the best thing is for her to take care of your brothers. Jacinta remembers her mother how she stirred the milk to make it lump-free; She laughs with her brothers when her father comes home early from work and they have dinner together and he takes candy and treats out of her ears. Jacinta does not have a guardian angel but a woman who travels on her blue horse and who always watches over her.

Sara's book is inspired by the story of Achi Chokyi Drolma and is part of Tibetan folk tradition. A loving and protective grandmother, direct ancestor of the founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage and full of healing powers. It's the woman who travels distances on horseback, that is, as fast as it can be done between the mountains and gorges of Tibet, she walks quickly because she doesn't want to stop helping those who need her, no matter how far away it is.


THE AUTHOR
Sara Bertrand lives and works in Santiago de Chile. He studied history and journalism at the Universidad Católica de Chile, where he teaches the course “Aesthetic appreciation of youth books”. He worked in newspapers, magazines and on the radio. He won the literary creation grant from the National Council for Culture and the Arts with Cuentos inoxidables and the Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano Foundation with Los chords del mandinga. She was also the winner of the Alimón competition by the Colombian Tragaluz Editores, together with the writer Francisco Montaña, with Nuestro gordo. He has published in France, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico, Venezuela and Spain. His youth novel Ejercicio de supervivência was translated into French.

THE ILLUSTRATOR
Alejandra Acosta , lives and works in Santiago de Chile. She is a designer and illustrator. In parallel to her work as an illustrator, she teaches the subject “Illustration Workshop” at the Universidad del Desarrollo and the Universidad del Pacifico and is also a professor of “Management and production of illustrated publications” in the specialization course at the Pontificia Universidad Católica. He won the Colibrí Medal from IBBY Chile in the Illustration category.

Illustration by Alejandra Acosta for the book A Mulher da Guarda


THE EDITION
Originally published by Colombian Babel Libros, in Brazil Solisluna Editora and Selo Emília signed the edition of the work.

Solisluna Design Editora , which celebrates 25 years of activities, develops projects and actions that raise awareness and lead to reflection on different realities and ways of seeing this same world. We are committed to the collective and to the most important issues of our society, culture, intelligence and sensibilities.

Selo Emília is the editorial arm of Instituto Emília , a reference entity in discussions around the book, reading and reader training throughout Latin America, which is responsible for www.revistaemilia.com.br and one of the coordinators of www .laboratorioemilia.com , Ibero-American training network.

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