Miguel Gallardo is an award-winning illustrator based in Barcelona, Spain. His daughter Maria Gallardo lives in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, Spain.
Miguel Gallardo has a wonderful way of getting people's expressions and personalities with just a few lines, and his drawings are so expressive of life with his daughter. Splashes of red add to the dynamics of the story... A beautifully produced hardback, this book will give lots of pleasure to families coping with the sometime difficulties of living with autism. Not just for children, but for adults too! -- Healthybooks Do not be deceived by the apparent simplicity of Gallardo's drawings. Stripped of unneeded decorations these drawings will capture you with their purity. This purity is what this book is about. Pure love between a father and daughter. Love towards family and friends. Love towards life. -- Hanoch Piven, Illustrator & Educator Maria and Me is an endearing account of a father's view of his holiday with his daughter with autism. Beautifully illustrated and at times funny, this book provides an alternative way of explaining some of the common traits of autism. -- Tara Leniston, Actress and mother of a son with autism The content is slight in terms of events, but the significance comes in attempting to build understanding about how it feels to take care of a child with autism.The upscale hardcover packaging and simple images make this a lovely gift for anyone interested in learning more about the condition as it affects day-to-day life, particularly since it doesn't demand much involvement from the reader. -- Comics Worth Reading