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Book Title: The Illuminated Forest|
The author of the book: Edwin Fontanez
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 33.70 MB
Edition: Exit Studio
Date of issue: April 1st 2014
ISBN 13: 9780983189169
Read full description of the books The Illuminated Forest:2015 International Latino Book Award Finalist for Best Young Adult Fiction - English
12-year-old Mateo returns to his grandparents’ island to deal with a family tragedy. From the moment he arrives, a series of terrifying events turn his world upside down. A stray cat with a mohawk, a ruthless town bully, and a lost ghost mysteriously come together and change his life forever.
The Illuminated Forest is an imaginative study in parallels: the fine lines that separate the real and the fantastic, the tangible and the mystical, the plausible and the magical. The novel’s heart is contained within the atmospheric, lush descriptions of the geography of an island that breathes and feels along with the characters. The Illuminated Forest is at times a very human portrait populated by flawed characters trying to find balance and renewal, at other times it is a magical escape into another realm when faith has failed them. The Illuminated Forest is a heartfelt story told through magical realism, a literary work that seeks to delve deeply into its characters’ humanity without sentimentality or trite happy endings.
Read information about the authorEdwin Fontánez is an award-winning artist, author, illustrator, and graphic designer. He is a graduate of the School of Plastic Arts of the Institue of Culture in San Juan, PR. He also holds an Associates degree in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute in New York. From the age of six, Fontánez’s talent began to show itself. When he was small, he drew pictures on the walls of his grandmother Doña Ramona’s house. Fortunately, Fontánez eventually transferred his artistic expression to sketchbooks and canvas.
The artistic and literary work of Fontánez is inspired by the themes of nature and animals and characterized by magic and poetry that this talented artist infuses with his creative force. His inspiring books serve as a new and exciting presence in Latin American children’s literature. His most recent work is the illustrated YA novel, The Illuminated Forest.
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