It’s naptime, but this young bookworm isn’t going to sleep.
It’s time to read…
The Bookworm is a whimsically illustrated love letter to the powerful combination of books, reading, and the imagination. It is the story of a girl, her family library, and those happy stolen moments during the siesta when she can read quietly while everyone else is resting.
Luciana De Luca was born in Buenos Aires in 1978. She is a writer, editor, blogger and contributor to several anthologies. She is the author of Parties are Not for Children (2013) and her work appears in Cuentos Cuervos (Planet), Cuentos Raros (Lea), Cuentos de argentinos en Brasil (Casanova) among others. Her first book for children is Soy un jardín (with Florencia Delboy). She has been writing a blog for seven years (www.emmayrob.com).
Cynthia Alonso (1987) studied graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires, where she also taught typography. She started illustrating children's books in 2016. Her first book Acuario was published in 2017 by the Portuguese publisher Orfeo Negro and was later published in the USA (Chronicle Books), Korea, China, Spain and Latin America. She is the Illustrator of Under the Canopy: Trees around the World (Flying Eye Books). Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators of New York and the Bologna Children's Book Fair. She currently lives in Berlin.