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Catarina Sobral

Orfeu Negro | october 2018 | 40 pages | 21,5 x 28 cm | hardcover

It all began when everything was in the same place. We don’t know how it appeared, but we do know that the Universe started in a very small place. It seems impossible, but it’s true: when it all began, all the big things were very very little.

IMPOSSIBLE tells us the history of the Universe from the Big Bang to the birth of plants, animals and humans. Catarina Sobral’s first non-fiction book is a colourful journey through particles, stars, dinosaurs and our genealogical tree.

Catarina Sobral (Portugal) is an award-winning illustrator, published internationally and praised by readers and critics all over the world.

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  • Spanish
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  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Catalan
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • English
  • Czech
  • French Europe
  • Armenian
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  • Award Henriqueta Lisboa | Best Literature Book in Portuguese Language
  • Selected for Baba Kamo Illustrated Book Festival 2019
  • FNLIJ 2021 Highly Recommended List
  • Selected by Clube de Leitura ODS - Gender Equality Category
  • Selected for Ilustrarte Exhibition 2022
  • A totally original album that tells the most original odyssey: the origin of the Universe!

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