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An adaptation of the book of the same name by Catarina Sobral, considered the best children's book by Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores.

M / 6


On a normal day at the library, an investigator discovers a word that has disappeared since the days of the affonsinho: ACHIMPA.
Everyone uses it but doesn't know how.

Does Mrs. Zulmira know this word?
A fun, dynamic show, where the audience is called to play with words.



Authorship: Catarina Sobral Illustration: Catarina Sobral Adaptation: Fernando Cunha Staging: Ângela Ribeiro and Fernando Cunha Interpretation and Staging: Fernando Cunha and Margarida Coelho Puppets: Pedro Garcia Scenography: Ana Pinto and Carlos Martins Carpentry: Fernando Cunha Seamstress: Manuela Pais Music: Norma Carvalho Light design: Carlos Martins Light / sound technician: Pedro Machado Graphic / web design: Norma Carvalho Photography and video: Ricardo Reis Production management: Ana Pinto Executive production: Margarida Coelho

Technique: actors and direct manipulation

Age Rating: Over 3 years

Duration: 45 minutes




Catarina Sobral was born in Coimbra in 1985.
She graduated in Design at the University of Aveiro and later completed a master's degree in the field of Illustration at the Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências de Lisboa. She attended the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, under Erasmus.
At the age of 26 she published her first book, Greve, which received a Special Mention in the National Illustration Prize for the year 2011. The following book is also highlighted: Achimpa (2012) won the AmadoraBD Prize for Best Children's Book Illustration and the Prize SPA for Best Children's Book. It is, however, with O Meu Avô (2014) that her work is for the first time projected internationally: the book gives her the chance to win the International Award for Illustration, distinguishing her as the best illustrator for children under 35 years at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2014.
Catarina Sobral alternates the publication of books with sporadic collaborations with several publishers, magazines and newspapers.

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