1 minute read

Raquel Benatar (1955–) Biography

Personal, Career, Writings

Born 1955, in Morocco; Education: University of Toulouse, degree (psychology).


Psychologist and writer. Child psychologist in private practice, Madrid, Spain, 1978–94; consultant in human resources, Madrid, 1988–94; Laredo Publishing/Renaissance House, Beverly Hills, CA, editorial director, 1995–2005; author.


Caperucita roja y el lobo goloso (translation of "Little Red Riding Hood"), illustrations by Pablo Torrecilla, Laredo Publishing (Beverly Hills, CA), 2000.

Gabriel García Márquez and His Magical Universe, illustrated by Pablo Torrecilla, Piñata Books (Houston, TX), 2002.

Isabel Allende: recuerdos para un cuento/Isabel Illende: Memories for a Story (bilingual biography), illustrations by Fernando Molinari, Piñata Books (Houston, TX), 2003.

Also author of bilingual books in McGraw-Hill's "Stories of America" series, including La Madremonte; Los genios de la montaña; Los gigantes de Sumpa; El galipote y los caminanates; El nacimiento de Irupé; La isla encantada; El joven Ollac; Chirumá; and Talé y el secreto de la laguna. Author of biography Mario Moreno, Cantinflas, for Piñata Books. Author of bilingual books in NTC's "Journals for Children" series, including My Family; Me, Myself, and I; All of Us; My Friends; I Like to Write; and I Like to Read. Author of Spanish-language biographies Ellen Ochoa, la astronauta; Lucila imagina a Gabriela; Mario Moreno Cantinflas; and Salvadore Dali, all for SRA/McGraw-Hill. Author of Yo, for Houghton Mifflin.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2004, review of Isabel Allende: recuerdos para un cuento/ Isabel Allende: Memories for a Story, p. 390.

School Library Journal, September, 2004, Ann Welton, review of Isabel Allende: recuerdos para un cuento, p. 195.


Arte Público Press Web site, http://www.arte.uh.edu/ (December 19, 2005).

Additional topics

Brief BiographiesBiographies: Miguel Angel Asturias: 1899-1974: Writer to Don Berrysmith Biography - Grew up in the Pacific Northwest