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In the Wonderlful Box. A Journey to the Interior of Life

Salvador Macip / Emilio Urberuaga

What’s in the wonderful box? Discover how fascinating life is through science.

Alicia is a very curious girl. She likes to understand everything. Rainy days are the best to ask questions: How do we know whether a thing is alive? How does a cell work? What does it keep inside? Accompany Alicia and her father inside the human body. Let yourself be fascinated by the world of cells, DNA and mitochondria. Nothing seems complicated if you go hand in hand with a good guide.

Grant & sample translation available.


  • A thrilling journey into the human body.
  • A renowned scientist and humanist meets a National Illustration Prize.
  • Includes a glossary of the main concepts.
  • Ideal for young readers searching for answers and willing to keep learning.
Title In the Wonderlful Box. A Journey to the Interior of Life
Author Salvador Macip
Illustrator Emilio Urberuaga
ISBN (Original Version) 978-84-948832-1-7
Size and Format 23 x 29 cm (portrait) - Hard Cover
Pages 60
Age Range 7+
Rights sold Korean, Persian, and Portuguese (Brazil).

Salvador Macip is a M. D., researcher and writer. He got his PhD in Molecular Genetics and Human Physiology. He worked for nine years at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He is currently Head of a research group at the University of Leicester (UK). He has around thirty books. He has been awarded several times. He collaborates regularly in the written press and the radio.

Photo © Yolanda Porter

Emilio Urberuaga began his career as an illustrator in the early eighties. In 2011 he won the Spanish National Illustration Prize in recognition of his career. His work has been disseminated and has been exhibited in more than twenty countries. He is the only Spanish illustrator whose work is represented at the Chihiro Art Museum in Tokyo.

Author’s portrait © Emilio Urberuaga

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