O meu nome é Skywalker (‘My Name is Skywalker’)



portada O meu nome é Skywalker (‘My Name is Skywalker’)
Publishing Details
Publisher: SM
First Edition: 2003
ISBN: 84-348-9535-8
Pages: 88
Illustrations: Juan Ramón Alonso
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Synopsis

When a large supermarket opens opposite her house, Raquel spends a lot of time observing the people who come and go. But one day she notices a man who is always begging in front of the doors of the establishment, and who apparently nobody else can see except her. Convinced that he is an ‘invisible man’, she approaches him and they become friends. Then the man confesses that he is an investigator from another planet on a special mission to Earth, and that his name is Skywalker.

A look at the exclusion of the “homeless” in a story centred around the relationship between both characters, which culminates in an unexpected ending and in which any type of easy dramatism is avoided, at the same time it offers a respectful and compassionate view of the people who live as outcasts in a society that makes them invisible.

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portada Em dic Skywalker
Catalan
ISBN: 84-661-1060-7
Pages: 91
Publisher: Cruïlla
Illustrations: Ignasi Blanch Gisbert
Translation: Josep Sampere i Martí
Em dic Skywalker

Davant de casa la Raquel acaben d’obrir un gran supermercat, del qual no para d’entrar i sortir una riuada de gent. Ningú no es fixa en un home que demana caritat a la porta, pero la Raquel li ha descobert el secret : es diu Skywalker i a vingut dun altre planeta en missió especial.

portada Ime mi je Skywalker
Slovenian
ISBN: 978-961-6886-18-5
Pages: 94
Publisher: Malinc
Illustrations: Miha Hančič
Translation: Barbara Pregelj
Ime mi je Skywalker

Nasproti Raquelinega stanovanja so odprli ogromno nakupovalno središče, kamor vsak dan pride veliko ljudi. Nihče pa ne opazi moža, ki stoji pred vrati trgovine. Videti je, da je neviden. A Raquel odkrije njegovo skrivnost: ime mu je Skywalker in prihaja z drugega planeta.

portada Mi nombre es Skywalker
Spanish
ISBN: 84-348-9645-1
Pages: 90
Publisher: SM
Illustrations: Juan Ramón Alonso
Translation: Agustín Fernández Paz
Mi nombre es Skywalker

Enfrente de la casa de Raquel han inaugurado un enorme supermercado del que no para de entrar y salir una marea constante de personas. Nadie se fija en el hombre que pide en la puerta, como si fuera invisible. Pero Raquel descubre su secreto: su nombre es Skywalker y viene de otro planeta…

portada Mi nombre es Skywalker (nueva edic.)
Spanish
ISBN: 978-84-675-7707-5
Pages: 96
Publisher: SM
Illustrations: Puño
Translation: Agustín Fernández Paz
Mi nombre es Skywalker (nueva edic.)

Enfrente de la casa de Raquel han inaugurado un enorme supermercado del que no para de entrar y salir una marea constante de personas. Nadie se fija en el hombre que pide en la puerta, como si fuera invisible. Pero Raquel descubre su secreto: su nombre es Skywalker y viene de otro planeta…

portada O meu nome é Skywalker
Corean
ISBN: 89-7677-171-0
Pages: 84
Publisher: Myung Yin
O meu nome é Skywalker

  • GÁLIX Reading Award, 2005
  • Included on the White Ravens list 2003 by the Internationale Jugenbibliotehk in Munich
  • El Barco de Vapor Award, 2003




Isabel Soto. Cultura Galega. org (22-12-2003)

After reading this tale it is almost impossible to remain indifferent. Fantasy and reality are interwoven to depict a modern social problem.