Little Chickpea • Spain

Written by Clara Roquet
Illustrated by Conrad Roset
Translated by Ning Yuan


One day, a tiny little boy was born inside a steaming pot of chickpeas, to the delight of his parents. Despite being very small and inexperienced, his cleverness and ingenuity enabled him to triumph over adversaries much bigger and stronger than him, such as Tantarantan, the terrible giant…
Little children are often curious about how they came to the world. This classic fairy tale, resonates with their curiosity, and shows them they needn’t be afraid of the vast, threatening world. Beautiful illustrations by one of Spain’s rising stars in the field of graphic arts.


Conrad Roset
Conrad Roset is a freelance illustrator from Barcelona, Spain. He currently works on a range of projects for advertising agencies, design studios, magazines, fashion brands and publishing houses. He is also a professor at the Postgraduate Degree in Illustration course of the BAU Design College of Barcelona. His artwork has already been exhibited in London, Oporto, San Francisco, Madrid and Barcelona, among other places, and his collected works are soon to be published by Norma Editorial.

Clara Roquet
Clara Roquet is a writer and screenwriter from Barcelona, Spain. She has worked for different producers in recent years, and with Spanish directors such as Lluís Galter or Carlos Marques-Marcet. In 2011 she was awarded a Jury’s Special Prize at the prestigious SGAE Julio Alejandro Screenwriting Awards, and a full scholarship from La Caixa Foundation to enroll in the MA in Film Studies Program at the Columbia University School of the Arts, New York.

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