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The Little Mermaid: inspiration for Graciela Cabal

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Argentina
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By Karina Giorgenello
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Another Family Secret unveiled. 11 years after the death of the writer Graciela Cabal know one of her sources of inspiration and her main ideas

Have information first hand but I will not reveal the source.

The Little Mermaid, the house of the street Tucumán to 400 in Mar de Ajo, was for several years the refuge of inspiration for Graciela Cabal. Especially in winter, with very low and in front of a stove fueled with wood quebracho temperatures, sat for hours typing.

Also for reading. "It is impossible to be a good writer if one is not a good reader," she said.

More than 60 books, many of them of children's literature, had its birth in the village walking garden gnomes Little Mermaid.

Although her later years were devoted to writing novels for adults (Family Secrets http://youtu.be/rZftRmM88-k,

, Dad's Ashes) her career as a teacher, journalist and noted author of successful books for children, generated the recurring question of eventual partner. How do I get my son excited by reading ?.

She said not to force the boys to read, that's the worst thing you can do.

"Compelling reading is an inconsistency, is as compelling to love", clarified patiently.

"Read it admits no imperative, reading has to be something that is shared, one reader to another, so it is very important that teachers are readers. In one of my books I speak of vice unpunished. Reading is a vice and a vice is easy to transmit. http://youtu.be/HpT-UDJTOSU

Always remember that before reading, being very small (4 years), told stories in a school of barracks where her father was director Arturo. Before going to school, her mother Beatriz taught her to read and write. "Then I got addicted to reading," she recalled.

Her first book published at age 20. There began a path with many books published until the time came to write books was her only profession.

Regarding the controversy about whether children's literature is a minor genre, asserted that "before child is literature. It's a dangerous job, which requires walking a tightrope, without getting into the reasons, it is a leap into empty ". http://youtu.be/cZLQootKCKs

In this story there is someone who in recent years has been key to the assessment of the work of Graciela Cabal. Enforcing copyright, reissuing books and fulfilling the role of promoter of ideas. Daniel Pla (her husband) overcame the pain of the loss of the loved and was devoted to that task. Also refuge, where possible in The Little Mermaid, which was inspired by Graciela Cabal.

Had a lot to write, many ideas that hopefully others can continue.

Family Secrets that inspired perhaps continue, and surely her spirit in the Little Mermaid intends to write a new book with a happy ending.

traslation: Belén Zapata