Forthcoming Titles

Sleepy Stories

JUAN HORMIGA

By Gustavo Roldán
Translated from the Spanish by Robert Croll

Juan Hormiga, the greatest storyteller of his entire anthill, loves to recount his fearless grandfather’s adventures – including his escape from an eagle’s talons and the time he leapt from a tree with just a leaf for a parachute. With whimsical illustrations, Juan Hormiga affirms the joy of sharing stories, and of creating your own out in the world.

Coming on May 4, 2021

SLEEPY STORIES

By Mario Levrero
Illustrated by Diego Bianki
Translated from the Spanish by Alicia López

Each story drifts deeper into a beguiling dream world, telling of an elastic gentleman who stretches his body across town to slip effortlessly into bed, or of another sleepy man who curls inside an upside-down umbrella to take a snooze. In the magical universe of Sleepy Stories, the waking world is made small, while the dream world waltzes across the page.

Coming on July 7, 2021

Sleepy Stories
Sleepy Stories

IN THE MEADOW OF FANTASIES

By Hadi Mohammadi
Illustrated by Nooshin Safakhoo
Translated from the Persian by Sara Khalili

A young girl lies in bed, gazing up at a mobile of spinning horses. The snout of a real-live horse peeks through her bedroom door, and soon enough, our bright protagonist is off on a joyous solo adventure with seven majestic horses.

Coming in 2021 

BLAISE AND THE CASTLE OF ANNE HIVERSÈRE

By Claude Ponti
Translated from the French by Alyson Waters

This isn’t just any other day for Blaise and his friends: today is Anne Hiversère’s birthday, and they have decided to bake her a magnificent castle cake. The friends travel far and wide, gathering chocolate from chocolate mines, flour from the slopes of Flour Mountain, and sugar from the Sea of Sugar. Claude Ponti’s lush illustrations immerse children in a magical story led by the charming, unforgettable Blaise.

Coming in 2020

Blaise
Joao on a Wire

JOÃO ON A WIRE

Written and Illustrated by Roger Mello
Translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn

A fisherman’s young son lies in bed at night, tucked into his homespun bedcover. As he drifts off to sleep, he dreams that the bedcover comes to life, weaving and re-weaving itself into whimsical shapes and figures. Mello brings João’s nocturnal flights of fancy to life with intricate line drawings that pay homage to Brazilian folk art and embroidery.

Coming in 2021