Skeletina and the In-Between World
Inspired by Mexican culture and perfect for fans of the hit movies Coco and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Skeletina and the In-Between World is the first book in a series that combines kooky characters and a spooky story with important and resonant themes about empathy, bravery, self-esteem, and the enduring power of love.
Meet Skeletina, a fun-loving, fearless little girl who lives in the in-between world with her friends, who include monsters, creatures, ghosts, and more. The upside-down, inside-out, in-between world is where the living go when they are fast asleep and where the dead hang out when they have unfinished business. Visitors to the in-between world are children who come to confront their fears or to see a loved one who has recently left the world of the living. Either way, Skeletina is there to guide them and help children conquer their anxieties.
Praise For Skeletina and the In-Between World…
"Susie Jaramillo’s artwork is captivating, with details, bold colors, and intricate use of delicate grays and blacks that result in an ethereal look... Unique characters and rich illustrations." - Kirkus
"Despite the ghosts and skeletons, this isn't scary, as the story is presented in a positive way, bursting with color and an emphasis on the fact that the world in-between can be shaped and molded however the dreamer wishes. A playful story full of Latinx cultural touchstones." - Booklist, on Skeletina y el entremundo
"I love how Skeletina and the In-Between World is inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead, but most importantly that I can read this book to my daughter and it will not only entertain and delight, but also inspire conversations about our fears and how to face them." - Eugenio Derbez, Actor, Director and Producer, 3Pas Studios
"There's something deeply comforting about being led by the hand through the weird, wild, and downright bizarre by a pigtailed skeleton girl. I can think of no better book upon whom to bestow the phrase 'otherworldly charm'. Tim Burton-meets-Coco, and it's all thanks to the in-between world's most charming little skeleton." - Betsy Bird
"Susie Jaramillo has created such a cinematic universe—uniquely rendered but universally appealing. It's magical and delightful and with so much substance as well. Any kid will love to explore this world and any parent should feel great about the lessons it's teaching them about facing their fears." - Ben Odell, Film & TV Producer, 3pas Studios
“I absolutely love how Susie merges the In-Between World and the seemingly scary and unfamiliar to inspire children (and us adults too!) to find magic and comfort in the things we may not understand.” - Valery Ortiz, Actress, Disney's Gabby Duran and the Unsittables
"Kids and parents will be mesmerized by the beautiful characters and brilliant colors that pop off the page. And the storyline will resonate with both children and caregivers who are exploring the world through different cultures and perspectives of childhood. A must read for all families and kids." - Anna Maria Chavez, Former CEO, Girl Scouts of America
Roaring Brook Press, 9781945635465, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2022
About the Author
Susie Jaramillo serves as the President and Chief Creative Officer of Encantos, an award-winning entertainment-driven edtech company creating direct-to-learner family brands that both kids and parents love. Susie is also the creator of Canticos, the Emmy-nominated Latino-inspired bilingual nursery rhyme series which launched in 2016, and is also the author/illustrator of over 20 children's books.