Under the Water (Hardcover)

Tales from the Hidden Valley: Tales From the Hidden Valley Book Four

By Carles Porta

Flying Eye Books, 9781911171683, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 11, 2019

List Price: 17.95*
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Summer has finally arrived in the fourth book of Carle's Porta's Tales From The Hidden Valley series! Beloved characters return in the final book of this whimsical series for fans of Tove Jansson's Moomins.

When a new, watery friend appears, Ticky, Mister Cold and the rest of the pals explore an exciting new underwater world. But a great monster lurks beneath the surface, and our joyous friends sure are causing quite a fuss! Will they be able to escape its terrible jaws?

About the Author

Carles Porta is an award-winning Spanish illustrator, animator and graphic designer. His work has been featured in many national magazines and comics, and he has illustrated and designed the posters and promotional films for the International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia since 1997. In 2001 Carles created his first animated film, François le Vaillant, which won an award from Le Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) in France. He lives in Spain.

Praise For Under the Water: Tales from the Hidden Valley: Tales From the Hidden Valley Book Four

"Returning residents of the valley are joined by an azure swamp mermaid, slumbering giant, and a night of friendship, fun, and fireworks that lights up the brilliantly hued summer sky."

"Porta brings the ungainly charm of his three previous seasonally themed Hidden Valley outings to this (probable) closer, filling out the ensemble cast with further unconventional characters and leaving Aqua, Olivier, the dragon, and all the rest gathered at a festive banquet beneath moonlit trees."
Kirkus Reviews