Travesía de las Musas: a narrow street, in an old and poor neighborhood of an ancient city. I did not even deserve to be called y street, just crossing. But in those places is where the adventure and the desire for freedom of those who feel alone and imprisoned sometimes hide. In addition, the Muses are the inspirers of poetry, of poets … And, in that little street, there was poetry and fun in the air. Juan seemed to breathe them. And his neighbors too.
Author: João Pedro Mésseder
Professor of higher education and natural of Oporto, is author of works for childhood, several of them distinguished with awards such as the Premio Autores da Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores, in 2017, with De Umas Coisas Nascem Outras; Premio Bissaya Barreto de Literatura para a Infância, en 2014, with Pequeno Livro das Coisas; Mention of Jury in the Compostela Prize, in 2008, with El Tiempo Vuela / O Tempo Voa; Lists of Honor of the IBBY 2000 and 2006, with Versos com Reversos and Palavra que Voa, respectively. Author also of books for adults, he deserved, in 1999, the Maria Amália Vaz de Carvalho Prize for Poetry with his book Fissura.
Illustrator: Raquel Senra
Raquel Senra was born in Compostela, a city from which she travels to real and imaginary worlds. She is a polyvalent woman and her training revolves around the fields of translation, children’s and young people’s literature, illustration and education. Currently, she is dedicated to what she likes most: translation and visual and written creation. He loves to dance with the moon, to greet the sun by the sea and to purr with the cats that wake up at dawn.