Technical specs

Original title: Atlas das viagens e dos exploradores — as viagens de monges, naturalistas e outros viajantes de todos os tempos e lugares
140 pages / 240 x 300 mm
ISBN: 9789898145864 / RRP: 24,60€
1st edition: March 2018

© Rights sold: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Complex), Dutch, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish

Atlas of travels and explorers

The travels of monks, naturalists and other travellers from all times and places

(Portuguese edition)

A few centuries ago, we didn’t know the limits of our planet and many areas of the world remained isolated, with no connection between each other.
We didn’t know of the places and species that existed in other regions, neither of their peoples and cultures.

In order to find out what was this world we lived in, we had to hit the road. Riding a donkey or a camel, sailing a boat or by foot – we left our homes to look for the unknown, and came back with the extraordinary novelties from other places.

The travels of monks, botanists, traders, sailors or artists gave important contributions to our knowledge of the planet, and to our awareness of the existence of each other. These travellers — from all times and places — are the main characters of this book, where there will be plenty of maps and many, many adventures.

Technical specs

Original title: Atlas das viagens e dos exploradores — as viagens de monges, naturalistas e outros viajantes de todos os tempos e lugares
140 pages / 240 x 300 mm
ISBN: 9789898145864 / RRP: 24,60€
1st edition: March 2018

© Rights sold: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Complex), Dutch, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish

RRP: 24,60€*

22,14
* The final price includes our -10% publisher discount.

Awards and recognitions

Winner – Category Non Fiction, BolognaRagazzi Awards, by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (2019)

Recommended — Portuguese National Reading Plan

Selected — “100 Outstanding Picturebooks” (dPICTUS), Frankfurt Book Fair (2018, 2019, 2020)

What they say

The profiles humanize the historical figures, revealing the circumstances of each person’s life, the motivation for their quests—not just business interests and religious demands, but also the eternal human desire to face the unknown. The freedom and courage of the travellers are masterfully interpreted by the versatility and incredibly wide range of techniques and vision of the artist Bernardo Carvalho.

BolognaRagazzi Awards, 2019

One more essential book for the youth, recalling the primary feeling and the eagerness to travel, in this era when you know everything before the departure. If it isn’t the best children’s book of the year, it must be close.

Pedro Miguel Silva, Deus me livro, November 2018

This atlas has beautiful maps, yes (or shall we say “coloured paintings and black and white drawings from another world”), but mainly it carries stories of courage and vision.

Blog Prateleira de Baixo, May 2018

An ode to curiosity, to the eagerness to find others, learn about their homes, their habits. (…) It’s not strange that the readers of this atlas will be influenced by this craving to go out and learn what’s beyond.

Sara Figueiredo Costa, Parágrafo magazine, 20/04/2018