Saturday, 31 March 2018

A bordo dos Descobrimentos (Portuguese) (on board the Discoveries)

By Matilde Silva:
Source: A Bordo dos Descobrimentos - Matilde Silva. Chiadoeditorakidscom. 2018. Available at: https://www.chiadoeditorakids.com/livraria/a-bordo-dos-descobrimentos. Accessed March 31, 2018.

This story was written by a 14-year-old girl! It is an adventure fiction aboard the ships that left Portugal under the direction of the navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral, in the year 1500 after Christ. The trip was destined for India, previously discovered by Vasco da Gama, but perhaps intentionally, deviated enough from the route and eventually discovered Brazil.

«Route taken by Cabral from Portugal to India in 1500 (in red), and the return route (in blue)»:
Source: Pedro Álvares Cabral. Enwikipediaorg. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_%C3%81lvares_Cabral#/media/File:Cabral_voyage_1500.svg. Accessed March 31, 2018.

«Romantic depiction of Cabral's first landing on the Island of the True Cross (present-day Brazil). He can be seen on the shore (center) standing in front of an armored soldier, who is carrying a banner of the Order of Christ»:

It is a book that is recommended to all young people, as it gives a very realistic image of the hard life on board the ships of the Portuguese Discoveries.
«A book (...). It is a meeting between two people through the written word.», by Chiado Editora.