The trotting cooking pot

Patacrúa & Kristina Andres

ISBN: 978-84-9871-183-7

-What will the king have for lunch? -He’ll have… A mean and ambitious king who spends hours counting his wealth; a man and a woman who have less than the spiders; a village of peasants who have been cheated by the monarch; and a cooking pot goes from one place to another gathering and sharing out among the disadvantaged what, in justice, corresponds to them. These are the ingredients that make up this traditional Danish story, probably written with the idea of entertaining and comforting those who only had fantasy with which to entreat destiny.

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Páginas: 36 pages

Encuadernación: hardback

Medidas: 25x23 cm

Publicación: April 2010

-What will the king have for lunch? -He’ll have… A mean and ambitious king who spends hours counting his wealth; a man and a woman who have less than the spiders; a village of peasants who have been cheated by the monarch; and a cooking pot goes from one place to another gathering and sharing out among the disadvantaged what, in justice, corresponds to them. These are the ingredients that make up this traditional Danish story, probably written with the idea of entertaining and comforting those who only had fantasy with which to entreat destiny. The text is formally presented as homage to Daniel Castelao, a great defender of social justice. This way, coming from the proposal “What will the king have for lunch?…” the fantastic element –the cooking pot- mixes with reality to modify it benefitting the weakest, through evident logic that will subvert the order of things. Ingenuity and humour so that the youngest readers come up with their own conclusions from an old story still relevant nowadays. The humoristic and sarcastic sense of the tale is perfectly assembled with the special plastic proposal by the German illustrator Kristina Andres, who contributes as her own creation a series of amusing characters that appear on distinct pages and share parallel actions with the story, making us discover through each reading new and amusing visual detail. Text by Patacrúa Illustration by Kristina Andres Translation by Mark W. Heslop

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