October 13, 2014

Inês Fonsesca Santos / Marta Madureira: A Palavra Perdida

This is my most favourite mailbox find last week and another children's book published in Portugal (they really know how to make beautiful books in this country). "A Palavra Perdida" (The Lost Word) is written by journalist/writer Inês Fonseca Santos and illustrated by graphic designer/illustrator Marta Madureira. It has been published by Arranha-Céus last month. "A Palavra Perdida" is about a boy called Manuel who lost a word. With the help of his friends and cousins he finds words who come from the heart and stay there (as far as I understand the text with the help of google translator...).

The poetry books by Inês Fonseca Santos have been published by abysmo. They are all beautifully illustrated. So take a look here and here.

Marta Madureira is one of the owners of the bookstore Papa Livros in Porto and together with Adélia Carvalho founder of the publishing house Tcharan.