Books by Carmen Gil

JOY THE ELF by Carmen Gil
by Carmen Gil, illustrated by Zuriñe Aguirre, translated by Ben Dawlatly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Transparent moralizing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Mateo's favorite elf—the titular Joy—disappears, his search involves an encounter with the Ragdoll Witch. Read full book review >
MISTER YES by Carmen Gil
by Carmen Gil, illustrated by Miguel Cerro, translated by Jon Brokenbrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2018

"A valuable lesson not often offered to children, delivered with humor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An overly agreeable young man learns, through trial and error, how to say no. Read full book review >
DAISY by Carmen Gil
by Carmen Gil, illustrated by Silvia Álvarez, translated by Jon Brokenbrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A lovely affirmation that there is value in wisdom as well as in vigor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The idyllic life of a sweet-natured donkey. Read full book review >
THE THINGS IN THE AIR by Carmen Gil
by Carmen Gil, illustrated by Turcios, translated by Jon Brokenbrow
Released: May 13, 2014

"Saved by those sparkling elves, this tale will have fans who will appreciate its ethereal otherness, but for a typical audience, the symbolism will likely be lost in confusion. (Fiction. 6 & up)"
A free-spirited tale about elves that spend their time chasing down and collecting the joys of life, this book has an underlying message that is much deeper—nearly hidden. Read full book review >
THE BOX OF HOLES by Carmen Gil
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Disappointing and odd. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A wordy, rambling story with an arbitrary conclusion. Read full book review >