Jungle Tales (Cuentos de la Selva) is a collection of eight short stories by Uruguayan writer and naturalist Horacio Quiroga that was published to enormous success in 1918. To this day children in elementary schools across all Latin America read this book as a part of their curriculum.
In these stories, Horacio Quiroga captures the magic of the jungle, which is the scene of great and exciting adventures illuminated by nature in all its splendor. A place where snakes throw glamorous parties with flamingoes, stingrays join forces to fight off man-eating jaguars, and a giant tortoise carries a wounded man on its shell for hundreds of kilometers to bring him to safety.
Jeff Zorrila has traslated Jungle Tales to english and I've created the illustrations for these wonderful stories. The graphic design of the book is done by of Sandra Rengifo. Publishing Jungle Tales has been possible thanks to Natalia Cortesi and the invaluable support of many people and funded through Kickstarter.