Catarina Sobral (Portugal) – Achimpa / Aschimpa – Discussion, reading, live illustration and workshop

Sep 07, 2017 11:30 am
International Children's and Youth Literature
Gartenarbeitsschule Ilse Demme
Speaker Ada Bieber
Interpreter Fernando-Cesario de Almeida
Price 5 Euro

One day during his studies, a researcher stumbles upon a mysterious word: “achimpa”. He wants how to use it in his further research… but there’s one thing he can’t figure out. What does it mean? The word is so ancient that no one remembers – not even Ms Augusta, the 137-year-old town resident. Is achimpa a name? A verb? An adjective? Nobody knows, so the residents adopt the word however they see fit. ACHIMPA is a humorous, enigmatic and colourfully illustrated book that celebrates inventiveness and creativity. Catarina Sobral, who won the Best Children’s Book Award (2013) in Portugal for ACHIMPA, is a first-time ilb guest and will be presenting this book along with two of her other works for the first time in Germany. “Following the metamorphosis of the new old word is very amusing” (Ariane Breyer, DIE ZEIT).


Booking number: 0708 | Leader: Claudia Meil-Lachmann | Class 4

Ticket office: (030) 278786-66/-70 (MO-FR 9-17h) /

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