Original title: Aqui é um bom lugar
244 pages / 150 x 215 mm
ISBN: 9789898145932 / RRP: 18,90€
1st edition: March 2019
© Rights sold: Spanish (Latin America)
Here is a good place
This notebook is a journal. This journal is a place. A place where Ana Pessoa’s words and Joana Estrela’s illustrations get together. A certain kind of graphic journal, written and drawn in four hands, where we can find Gloomy Teresa’s notes and thoughts — about her family, her friends and her school, dreams and birds, quotes she overheard at home or on the streets, about freedom and the future, the night, the wind. And also her spontaneous drawings of cats, pots, people, hangers or views from her window, which cross Teresa’s path each day.
This book is part of the 2 Steps and a Leap collection.
Awards and recognitions
Selected — Best books of the year, by Sara Figueiredo Costa (Expresso newspaper, 22/12/2019)
Winner — Best Portuguese Picturebook Illustrator, at the BD Amadora Awards (2019)
Winner — Category “Young Adult Literature”, Maria Rosa Colaço Literary Award (2018)
Recommended — Portuguese National Reading Plan
What they say
This is a strong and believable story that immediately takes the reader in. Readers will relate not only to Teresa’s life at home and in school, but also to the story’s very modern language and style, which set this tale apart from others.
Sara Reis da Silva, teacher at Instituto de Educação da Universidade do Minho and jury at the Maria Rosa Colaço Literary Award 2018