LAGARTINHA VERDE – 3rd of May 2014 – Telheiras Library in Lisbon

Launching of the book at the Telheiras Library in Lisbon on the 3rd of May!

Lagartinha Verde is a Children’s Book. Vasco de Menezes used to tell his children this moral story, which he made up, to help them going to sleep. The name of the story was “A Lagartinha Verde” and as his children grew, he keept on teling it to his grandchildren. Now Marta de Menezes, his youngest daughter illustrated the story and Cultivamos Cultura published it. We hope you enjoy it as much as Vasco’s family allways did! Get it in our Market! (Portuguese version only).

Vasco de Menezes (PT)

Vasco de Menezes was born in Lisbon in the year of 1936, he is the son of Ruy and Elisa de Menezes. Vasco got the taste for history from his grandfather Victor. He has been living his life between Lisbon and Vila Nova de Milfontes, in the Alentejo’s Coast. The sea’s proximity allowed him to develop the pleasure of boating, sailing and fishing. He was always an avid reader and friend of all animals. Together with his wife Isabel, Vasco raised three children and is helping to raise 4 grandchildren now. This experience led him to reed lots of children’s books, he always felt, however, that the best stories are the ones that come from our imagination and are not yet written down.

Marta de Menezes (PT)

Marta de Menezes has a degree in Fine Arts – Painting from the faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon, a masters in Art and Visual Culture form the University of Oxford and explores in her artistic work the interactions between art and biology while working within scientific research institutes all over the world. Her works have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally and she has also participated in several conferences and publications on the matter of art and biology since she is considered to be one of the pioneer artists in this field.  “I grew up listening to the story of Lagartinha verde, to put me to bed, from my father. Since then I’ve been imagining the caterpillar character and it’s family. It was, of course, a great pleasure to transport the images I had in my head into paper and share them with you.”

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