Literary Category: tales
Synopsis: National Prize for Children & YA Literature
If your birthday coincides with the Day of the Dead, get ready for a mortal surprise. That is what happens to Román Casas, who dreams of being a prestigious chef and asks for a cooking course for his tenth anniversary. Instead, he receives a black coffin with the instructions to activate Scarlet, a nineteen century cook and her inseparable Lady Horreur, a bloodcurdling spider with a French accent.
The three new friends and the cat, Dodoto, travel on a "mortibús" to the underworld, where the dead live (well, it’s a saying) in the Empire of Amanito, a sinister tyrant. Thus begins an odyssey of death where there is no shortage of adventure, mystery and lots of humor.