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When I Was Born

I had never seen anything at all…


“When I was born I had never seen the sun or a flower or a face. I didn’t know anybody and nobody knew me”   Isabel Minhos Martins words and Madalena Matoso’s illustrations take us on a voyage of discovery as a child wonders at everything he see’s for the first time, all the things that we take for granted every day. Beautifully bold and high contrast colours with simple but poetic text, this book appeals to baby’s and preschoolers alike.

Isabel Minhos Martins and Madalena Matoso studied together at Lisbon College of Fine Arts, in 1999, together with Bernardo P. Carvalho they founded the publishing company Planeta Tangerina to make picturebooks. This edition was first published in English by Tate Publishing in 2010.


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