Celia's Stories for Girls (ES)
Celia is always coming up with and telling stories. Now, they're here, written in a book! The stories in this volume are the tales that Celia makes up during her free time in the afternoons in summer for the girls who impatiently wait for these new stories.
Sometimes the tales that Celia tells the girls come from the adult version of Celia. She tells the stories slowly, allowing her mind to come up with other adventures as she goes, and at times she stumbles on her stories. They are always original and exciting and full of wit.
Elena Fortún, the creator of Celia, believes that the value that these stories have on children lies in the power to provide them with experiences of growing their imagination, which will help build and guide their future behaviour.
For both Fortún and Celia, stories have the incredible virtue of teaching us the 'art of living'. Most of them were published in the Crónica magazine between 1931 and 1938, and according to Cristina Cerezales Laforet, in the prologue of this edition, all of them contain a hidden treasure waiting to be found by young readers.
Elena Fortún (Madrid, 1886-1952). The creator of the celebrated novels 'Celia' who is the most symbolic children's character in Spanish literature. Fortún started to publish the adventures of this young girl from Madrid, who wanted to be a writer, in 1928 in the children's section of Gente Menuda (little people). She told her stories through Celia's experiences and the other protagonists from the saga.
- Author: Elena Fortún
- Number of pages: 192
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Renacimiento
- Language: Spanish
- ISBN: 9788416685561
- Size: 15 x 21 x 1 cm
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