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"“The Esteru and the Magic Acorns""

Help us to self-publish the fairy tale "The Esteru and the Magic Acorns", a little-known character of the Asturcantabrian mythology. Collaborate with the contribution you want and choose your gifts! This contribution will not be charged until the project is finished!


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The Esteru and the Magic Acorns is a Christmas story for children based on the oral tradition of Cantabria and Asturias intended, first , to aid and help strengthen the local culture versus the global version of Christmas and second, to give a different message of our relationship with nature and society.

The tale tells the story of two children in a small village who claim to know why the acorns they collect in the forest every autumn to give to the Esteru become magical in winter.


The Esteru is a Christmas character (or perhaps associated with the winter solstice) in Asturian and Cantabrian mythology, only remembered by a small number of people. The Esteru is a lumberjack as handy with tools as gracious in character, that goes down from the mountains to the villages at Christmas to give children wooden toys that he has carved with his hands and tell them stories about Anjanas, Trentis and other forest creatures. It seems to be related to the Olentzero, the Uncle or the Apalpador.


The project's objective is to get an edition of 500 copies of the children's story "The Esteru and the Magic Acorns." The publication would be 21x21 cm, full-color hardcover, with about 24 pages and about 12 double-page illustrations.

It would be presented from December 26, 2012 to January 6, 2013. Deliveries would be from January 1, 2013.


Mark Manjón works as a professional graphic designer and illustrator trained in the Art School in Oviedo. He is a fan of permacultures design and of the art of recycling as well as an incessant searcher in other arts such as painting, sculpture, photography and architecture.

Sergio Tejón has been linked to environmental awareness and education projects for more than 10 years. During his career he has worked in various publications and environmental education projects in the fields of organic agriculture, conservation of habitats and species.

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  • A. E.

    A. E.

    about 9 years

    Hace un año participé en la financiación de "El Esteru y las bellotas mágicas". Después de no recibir noticias sobre la iniciativa, me gustaría saber qué debo hacer para recibir las recompensas correspondientes a mi aportación de 15 euros. Gracias.

  • Sergio Tejón y Marcos Manjón

    Sergio Tejón y Marcos Manjón

    over 9 years

    No. Las aportaciones a través de crowdfunding tienen que hacerse desde la web de verkami. De ellos depende que se pueda pagar con tarjeta, pay pal o lo que sea. En este caso es sólo con tarjeta.

    No obstante, y casi con toda seguridad tendremos a apartir de año nuevo en nuestras manos ejemplares que iremos distribuyendo bajo pedido, asi que si estás interesado ponte en contacto con nosotros a través de nuestro email para reservar tu cuento o camiseta.

    Un saludo bonitodelnorte

    Marcos y Sergio

  • bonitodelnorte


    about 10 years

    ¿Habría alguna forma de realizar aportaciones sin emplear tarjeta de crédito?

#01 / Por vuestra confianza: Un adelanto

“Cuentan que hubo una vez una tierra que no tenía árboles autóctonos, pues sus habitantes los habían cortado para plantar en sus montes el árbol del dinero, traído de muy lejos por gentes de fuera. Llegó un momento en el que los vecinos, incluso los niños, sólo querían aquellas cosas que podían cambiarse por dinero. Todo se compraba, juguetes, herramientas, leña, comida. Pero al mismo tiempo sus sueños, habilidades y buenos sentimientos iban olvidándose, pues con dinero todo podía hacerse. En esa época el monte se quedó sin alma, ya que bajo el árbol del dinero, todo el mundo sabe, no cantan los pájaros, ni huelen las flores, ni manan las fuentes"

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