It isn't easy to rebel against long-standing family traditions. Nevertheless, that is what seventeen-year-old Hermògenes does when he decides to become an archaeologist instead of going into the medical profession. He studies History and works part-time as a baby-sitter when his parents' stop giving him financial support. His determination to pursue his goal, as well as the relationship to the child he babysits and its mother are the foundations for Hermògenes' self-assertion and self-realisation.

The author relates the protagonist's process of emancipation and reaching maturity with humour and ease. His concise rendering of character is excellent and reveals deep psychological insight.
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edebé young-adult literature award winner, 2001 

The White Ravens Award
Serra d'Or Critics Award
Finalist of Young Protagonist Award



ISBN: 978-84-236-7806-8
Code: 052321
Publication date: 15/12/2005
144 pages
Size: 13.0cm x 20.5cm. Paperback
Cover price: 12.70 
Theme:Children's / Teenage fiction and true stories
Alapont Ramón, Pasqual

He was born in Catarroja (Valencia) in 1963. After graduating in Geography and History from the University of Valencia, he began working for different companies and publishers as a translator, linguistic proofreader and editor. Simultaneously, he began writing as a novelist, screenwriter and playwright. He has premiered many plays, some of them for children, and has published more than twenty books, some recognized with important awards, including the EDEBÉ award in 2001 with The Black Sheep. Also in the Periscopio collection, his story A SUMMER WITHOUT FRENCH WOMEN stands out. His work has been translated into various languages.

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