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This story is not only a story about Karen Amanda- its a series of word pictures that evoke wideawake dreams in the read – dreams of a special world where dreams and reality, natural phenomena and magic shift back and forth or blend together. AtMoreThis story is not only a story about Karen Amanda- its a series of word pictures that evoke wideawake dreams in the read – dreams of a special world where dreams and reality, natural phenomena and magic shift back and forth or blend together. At times, there are touches of humor and, at other times, nightmarish situations that are magically solved by the creative use of such devices as a “portable hole” to entrap a “Big Bad Wolf” and render him helpless.Eugenio Miguel tells me that this story is a metaphor about the Colombian education system, which he knows well, having been both a student and a teacher here. Dr Bullfrogs physics and chemistry lab - “Kalkulator” and “Numberland” suggest mathematics classes – General Star reminds us of social studies and political science.... And, of course, the “Everlasting Games Park” is “recess” on a grand scale, with all the good and bad interactions between children, freed momentarily from restrictive classroom rules and regulations, able to be themselves for a while.Many readers may very well enjoy this story for the social and educational metaphors that abound here. There is definitely much interesting food for thought along those lines. For my part, Ive been mesmerized reading the story as a flight of fantasy and of creativity. It has made me want to continue reading to see not only what extraordinary image or situation iscoming next, but also what the results will be...My congratulations to Eugenio Miguel! In his story of Karen Amanda, he gives us a work of love, dedication, and incredible creativity.