Veronica Salinas

The Shadow

In “The Shadow” we meet the duck from “The Voyage” and “Hungry”. Now she’s in the middle of the woods, enjoying an evening swim in the lake. But suddenly it gets dark and she hears a voice whispering to her. Terrified by the stranger she can’t see, and who might want to eat her, she tries to run away. But she faints and when she wakes up in the morning, she sees that the stranger is just a lonely bat who wanted company. This is a fable with cute animals, but the story has also a more pro­found message about how we handle our own fears and how these fears influence our encounters with strangers.

English PDF sample translation: Siân Mackie.

Veronica Salinas

Veronica Salinas was born in Argentina, and is now an author, dramatist and actor living in Norway. She studied theatre and Portuguese in Buenos Aires, and she holds a master’s degree in Spanish and Portuguese literature from the University of Oslo. She has written three books about the little duck: The Voyage, Hungry and The Shadow , which have received a great deal of critical acclaim in Norway and abroad.

Camilla Engman (b. 1966) is an acclaimed Swedish illustrator and artist. She studied painting at Dômen Artschool and graphic design at the College of Arts and Crafts in Gothenburg. Engman’s work has been exhibited in several countries, and she has illustrated two picture books for the Italian publishing house Topipittori. Her publications at Magikon include The Voyage, Hungry and The Shadow written by Veronica Salinas, and You and Me written by Erna Osland.

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The Voyage
Hungry

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Edited June 08, 2020 by Magikon forlag