Technical specs

Original title: O livro dos quintais
32 pages / 260 x 225 mm
ISBN: 9789898145246 / RRP: 13,90€
1st edition: September 2010
2nd edition (large format): January 2018

© Rights sold: Chinese (Complex and Simplified)

(Portuguese edition)

If you’re superstitious, don’t freak out! As soon as we open The book of backyards, we will face a half-stray black cat – one of those that cross our paths every once in a while. His name is Sneakers and he lives in many gardens, picking the owner and shade that most suits the season or his feline cravings.

In this book, we are just like Sneakers. We don’t go into anyone’s home.

We follow stories that take place outside, near the lemon and loquat trees, gardens and clotheslines, tanks and mini-pools, following what’s happening in his eight backyards throughout the year.

As for Sneakers, he’s not always easy to find, because – as everyone knows – yards are small worlds with a lot of hiding places in them.

Technical specs

Original title: O livro dos quintais
32 pages / 260 x 225 mm
ISBN: 9789898145246 / RRP: 13,90€
1st edition: September 2010
2nd edition (large format): January 2018

© Rights sold: Chinese (Complex and Simplified)

RRP: 13,90€*

12,51
* The final price includes our -10% publisher discount.

Awards and recognitions

Nominated — Authors Award SPA/RTP (Portuguese Authors’ Society), under Children and Young Adult Literature (2011)

Selected — Illustration exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (2011)

Recommended — Portuguese National Reading Plan

Recommended — Gulbenkian/Casa da Leitura

Winner — LER/Booktailors Awards, under the category of Best Children’s and Young Adult Design (2012)

Selected — 100 Outstanding Picturebooks (dPICTUS), at the Frankfurt Book Fair (2018)