Antonio received a BA in Sociology from the School of Letters in Madrid in 2001. Since then he has taught creative writing to both children and adults and has given numerous conferences to teachers on the educational value of stories. He has published stories on emotional education, plays to be acted out in the classroom and textbooks for children between the ages of 3 and 5. One of his most ambicious projects, La pulga Leocadia (Leocadia the Flea), is a storybook with activities for blind children published by ONCE.
Antonio currently combines his writing with research in the field of education.
Título: Marina and the Little Green Boy/Marina y el niño verde (Available in November 2009)
Ilustrations: Miguel Ordóñez
In Marina and the Little Green Boy a little girl with an overactive imagination discovers that a strange little boy has been living in her attic. Marina will have to take care of this little green boy with two antennae and enormous eyes, who speaks just like a telephone. She'll teach her new friend all about the world she lives in, all while trying to convince her family that she hasn't gone crazy
This is the first title in a bilingual series designed to teach children all about the world they live in. Children and adults alike will laugh out loud at Marina and her new friend's adventures, while learning new vocabulary in English and Spanish. Marina and the Little Green Boy also promotes the integration of those who are different, an important issue in today's changing world.
What are your hobbies and other interests?
The radio, football (soccer), documentaries, taking naps.
Your most interesting travel experiences?
Living with true friends in Senegal, driving through the republics of former Yugoslavia, working at a camp for blind children in Boston, chopping wood to rebuild a castle in the Czech Republic, jumping trains from Naples to Milan...
Any favorite books?
Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger.
As I Lay Dying by W. Faulkner.
La máquina de cuotas (Die Quotenmaschine) by N. Ohler.
A Confederancy of Dunces by J. K. Toole.
Lost in translation
Miracolo a Milano (Miracle in Milan)
The Station Agent
What were your favorite books as a child?
El Pirata Garrapata.
El Pequeño Vampiro.
Los Tres Bandidos.