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Escarlatina, a cociñeira defunta

  • Cover of the book 'Escarlatina, a cociñeria defunta' by Ledicia Costas

    Cover of the book 'Escarlatina, a cociñeria defunta' by Ledicia Costas



Children and young people's literature




Ledicia Costas

Original title

Escarlatina, a cociñeira defunta

An easy-to-read and darkly comic Galician novel that deals with death without bias. It is aimed at children aged 11 up.

Román Casas, a child who loves cooking, revives Escarlatina, a dead chef from the 19th century who shows him the strangest recipes from the worlds of the living and the dead.

Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki are major references and the book contains illustrations by Victor Rivas.


Merlin Children's Literature Award
Fervenzas Literarias Award
Xosé Neira Vilas Award from the Galician Publishers Association
National Children's and Young Adult's Literature Award (2015)


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