Illustrated Storybooks

Our illustrated storybooks are a selection of little gems from great storytellers. Raúl Borrás San León and Juvitina Galán inaugurate it. The family grows.

Our tales

La carcoma Manola23. By Raúl Borrás San León.

La carcoma Manola23 is thirsty for the world and the rocking chair is too small for her. Freedom is a hilarious adventure in this tale told with infinite tenderness and humor. Discover the journey of a woodworm with her mite friend to help a bird to find its way. Raúl Borrás San León, author of the historical novel Esclavos del honor, by Ediciones B, surprises us with this children’s story. Pia Lahti illustrates it with a cheerful Nordic style.

About the author

Raúl Borrás San León (Valencia, 1974). Married and father of three children, he lives in Bétera and works as an administrative worker in a small company. He is a member of the literary group El Cuaderno Rojo.

In 2017 he published his first novel, Esclavos del honor with Ediciones B. It narrates the epic of the siege of Baler and how a handful of Spanish soldiers resisted the enemy for a year in the middle of the Spanish-American war.

He was a student in the creative literature course of Santiago Posteguillo and Antonio Penadés. In a class full of magic and passion, surrounded by strangers who soon became friends, he learned the basic ins and outs of the art of writing. He has published a dozen stories in different anthologies. While documenting for Esclavos del honor, in addition to participating in new literary creation workshops, he smeared hundreds of pages, creating stories, diaries and other delusions.

La Carcoma Manola23 is one of those stories that BocaAbajoEdiciones now publishes.

Our ilustrators

We are lucky to have artists that bring our tales to life.


Pia Lahti

With a degree in English Philology from the University of Valencia, Pia Lahti is a Swedish illustrator who always had a passion for art. After a decade working as a teacher in Spain and Sweden, she decided to change the classrooms for paintbrushes. She studied illustration at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm (Sweden). In her first illustrated book, La Carcoma Manola23, she shows a cheerful and original drawing. With soft tones and kind lines, her creations will amuse both children and adults.

To learn more about her work, you can follow her on Instagram: @pialahti_illustrator