GLORIA FUERTES by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara


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Gloria Fuertes is one of the great Spanish poets of the 20th century and a reference for children's literature. Self-taught she defended free love, pacifism, ecology and feminism. 

An unique and wonderful women to learn from and identify with. A women who turned a little dream into a great story.


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Gloria Fuertes learned to read and write at the age of three, and as a teenager developed a taste for speaking in rhyming couplets. But it wasn't until her forties that she won recognition as a poet, and not until her sixties that she became the star of a daily television programme in which she told stories to children. Behind her beaming grandmotherly face and gravelly lorry- driver's voice laid a complex Bohemian character formed in her early childhood. "I was a good girl and slender, tall and somewhat sickly. At nine I was hit by a cart and at 14 I was hit by the war." Some of her poems remind us children's games, others are funny occurrences, and many others denounce the injustices of the world. For all these reasons, she is considered by many as the poet of children. 

Cinta Arribas studied Fine Arts in Salamanca and specialised in painting. She completed her training in Kassel (Germany) and currently lives in Madrid, where she works as a freelance illustrator. She has been awarded with different prizes and has collaborated in different publications.

  • Age 5+
  • Binding Hardcover
  • ISBN 9788490653487
  • Language Spanish
  • Pages 32
  • Publisher ALBA

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