Mister Echegaray goes to war and returns, but without his left hand. From this moment on, his day-to-day life will be plagued by small accidents and coloured by the longing for his lost limb. What he does not know is that from the very battlefield, his hand has embarked on a return journey. Wil Mister Echegaray and his hand ever meet again? This is a surreal tale that is a celebration of creative imagination. A story that, by developing a surprising plot thread, tells much more than the list of actions and situations experienced by its protagonists, so that each reader will have the chance to find out what the peculiar relationship between Mister Echegary and his hand means to him or her. The illustrations, which recall the art of the ex-vote drawings and art brut, reflect the deep tenderness that animates this story, which won the 2019 International Picturebook Contest of the Insular Library of Gran Canaria.


  • 36 pages
  • 21 x 26.5 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover

Rights available for...

  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • French
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese (Europe)