Amanuense is an Uruguayan publishing house of children’s books.
Today, we have selected some of their books that Find Out Team represents in the rest of the world: beautiful picture books, many of which have won awards in the field of children’s literature!
Let’s discover Amanuense!
OUR HIGHLIGHTS from the 2020 Rights Catalogue!
For Samantha, the way to reach the coast can be longer than the only five blocks between her house and the beach. She adjusts her glasses, checks that her flip-flops are not worn upside down and empties the backpack for the third time to make sure she has everything she needs: bucket with handle for water: got it! Three plastic blades for playing, two of different size and one to lend: got it! Repellent, bronzer, cocoa lip cream: got it! Two towels, one with hood and a spare one: got it!
She finally adjusts her backpack again and reconfirms once again: to have the flip-flops put on correctly, the right one on the right foot and the left one on the left foot, and then she starts beating palms! Ready to go!
Target: Picture Book, 8+
Format: 18,5 x 25,5 cm
Illustrations: Alicia Baladan
Awards: First place in the National Literature “Prize to the Letters” Contest in the Children’s and Juvenile Literature for Unpublished Works, Uruguay, 2019
Martin and Upendo are two children, apparently very different. The first time they meet, they discover that the differences between them are few and do not prevent them from knowing the value of friendship. Chocolate y merengue is a story filled with good things, an invitation to taste what we do not know.
Target: Picture Book, 2+
Format: 25 x 23
Texts: Ricardo Cie
Rights sold: Germany
Awards: CENAL award text, Venezuela; Selected by the Ministry of Education, Guatemala “Let’s Read Together”; Selected by the Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico; Selected by the Ministry of Education, Chile; Selected by the National Reading Plan, Argentina “300 Ibero American Books; Recommended to “Read in School” 2011
There are all kinds of stories, but the protagonist of this story is something else: nobody has ever read him! When somebody approaches him, he hides its spine and repeats: “I am a ghost, nobody can see me, I am a ghost”. All this changes the day he finds a girl who does not need eyes to read to appreciate beauty.
This story deals with the issue of access to reading and books by disabled children, with inclusion and respect for differences.
Target: Picture Book, 6+
Format: 25 x 22 cm
Texts: Jaime Gamboa
Illustrations: Wen Hsu Chen
Rights sold: South Korea, Japan, Turkey
Awards: Fundaciòn Cuatrogatos (USA); Honorary mention at the Bratislaw Illustration Biennial; Selected by Public Education Secretariat, Mexico; Selected by Ministry of Education, Guatemala; Selected by Fundalectura Colombia; Selected by “Reading the Way” Project and “The Guardian”
In a country where the spoken word did not exist, people learned to communicate by painting! Everything was going on wonderfully until one day the unimaginable happened: they ran out of ink! And now, how can they communicate? La risa contagiosa is about different forms of communication, of inquisitive beings that live in unknown countries, about colour and lack of it and how important it is to have in life a good laugh.
Target: Picture Books, 5+
Format: 22,2 x 22,2 cm
Texts: Jaime Gamboa
Illustrations: Marìa Elena Valdez
Awards: selected by the Ministry of Education, Guatemala “Let’s read together”; Selected by the National Reading Plan, Argentina “300 Ibero American books recommended for reading in school”, 2011