By Ina Hristova
One day in the foggy forest, old Baba wakes up the hungry wolf. To save herself she will propose a deal to him. Old Baba lives alone in a little house in the forest at the top of the mountain. One day, inadvertently, she wakes up from his deep nap the hungry wolf, who threatens to eat her. To save herself, Baba proposes him a deal: claiming that her old flesh is too tough to eat, she invites him to come to her home in the evening. There he will find her three granddaughters and he will be allowed to choose one of them. This folk tale, starring the ancient figure of Babayaga –an old woman, a witch, perhaps even Mother Nature– comes from Bulgaria. In it, cunning meets brute force and the outcome comes to life through a delightful linguistic and metaphorical game. Illustrator Ina Hristova has written and illustrated her particular version of this story, remembering all the times her grandfather told it to her when she was a child. Ina Hristova (Bulgaria, 1988) holds a degree in Art History and Artistic Pedagogy and Illustration from Escola Massana, Barcelona. Her passion for literature, history and art has led her to discover the world of illustration that encompasses many possibilities for artistic expression, experimentation and continuous learning. She has been co-founder of Espai Brut workshop and gallery in Barcelona. She is currently living in Mexico. Her work has been awarded the Junceda Futurs Creadors Award. For A buen paso she has illustrated two books: Historia de Todos, written by Héctor Gómez Navarro, and Flis flas, written by Alex Nogués.