Carol Cuquetto (Brazil)

How the idea for your silent story was born?

The idea for Favilla was born during a process of self-analysis and thoughts about my own emotions. I was intrigued to understand how we need to face our fears while looking for what makes us happy.

What's the story about?

Favilla is the story of a very observant and curious girl who decides to leave her room and face her fears and doubts to see the brightest star up close. During her journey she makes unexpected friends who help her in this process of self-discovery. This book is a narrative about courage, growth, and the quest for independence fueled by a spark of the unknown.

Why have you decided to enter the contest?

While searching for children’s picture books I discovered the contest and saw it as a great opportunity to explore and learn more about this field and perhaps publish a lovely story.


She is a Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator born in 1980 and currently living in the city of Vitória. Since college, in the early 2000s, she has been working both at advertising agencies and on a number of personal illustration projects. In 2016 she has published an illustrated book with minimalist drawings about love. She really appreciates drawing imaginary creatures, botanical elements and female characters with a bit of humor.

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