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Biography of António Mota Portuguese biography • António Mota is one of the most renowned Portuguese writers in the field

of ch ildren's literature. António Mota was born in Vilarelho, Ovil, Baião district of Porto, July 16, 1957. He studied in Penafiel and there completed the course of teaching Primary in 1975. Since then a professor of education. Started its activ ity in Álmofrela Professor. • In 1979 she published her first book: "A Village o f Flowers." In 1983, with the book "The Boy Louredo ', won an award from the Por tuguese Association of Writers. In 1990, with the novel "Peter Rosemary ', recei ves the Gulbenkian Prize for Literature for Children. In 1996, the book "The Hou se of Canes' wins the prize Antonio Boto Since 1980 he has been invited to visit primary schools, secondary schools and public libraries in several locations in the country has collaborated in several newspapers and was intervening in actio ns conducted by various Schools of Education of Portugal. biography • Born in a small village in the Douro region, the author puts into his works, o f his childhood memories, stories that address current issues, which people live , whether in city or countryside. Speaks of childhood and adolescence in the fie ld, in a world that is disappearing, but still existing in the interior of Portu gal, in small villages where the seasons dictate the pace of life where the stor ies told by older and connection to land and Crafts imposes a traditional lifest yle different from the city. ANTONIO MOTA • photo ROSEMARY PETER Author's works • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Village of Flowers, 1979, Porto - Edições Asa The Wanderings of Mr Strong, 1981 (sold out) The Cricket Green, 1985 (sold out) The Boy Louredo, 1985, Porto - Edinter - Awarded by EPA (Portuguese Association of W riters) King, the wise and rats, 1987, Lisbon - Pardinhas Horizon Books, 1988, L isbon - Flock Road Wings lost, Lisbon - 1988, Vega (sold out) Peter Rosemary, 19 89 Porto - Edinter - Gulbenkian Prize for Literature for Children wanderers in B aiao, 1989, City Council Baião (sold out) Abada Stories, 1989, London - Sierra W inds Bloom, 1989, Lisbon - The Way I cut the braids, 1990, Porto - Edinter Jalec o, 1991, Porto - Bloom works • The Dreamers, 1992, Porto - Edinter • The Land of Blue Angel, 1994, Porto - Ed inter • The Wheel of Bread, 1994 City Council Baião (Adult Education) • The Were wolf, 1994, Lisbon - • Casa Way of canes, 1995, Porto - Edinter - Premium Antoni o Boto • David and Goliath, 1995, Porto - Civilization • Salt, Sapo, Sardines, 1 996, Lisbon - Path • The Heroes of the 6th F, 1996, Porto - Edinter • Secrets, 1 996 , Porto - Bloom - Recommended by the Portuguese section of IBBY Dreams • Chr istmas 1997 • The Who never forgot August, 1998 Village Pragal • • • • • Guided Tour • • • Pilgrimage in Pragal (back to top) Through the partnership between the Parish of Pragal and the Centre for Archaeol ogy in Almada, is being able to develop new experiences of heritage education in

schools in this locality. The objectives are to disseminate knowledge about the parish of Pragal and its history, to raise awareness of heritage conservation a nd contribute to the civic education of students, providing them with cultural r eferences. The "Pilgrimage in Pragal" it is a journey through the Historic Core of Pragal, which explores the place names, architecture, local and national hist ory, with the help of a script, where curious characters appeal to active partic ipation of students. These, using appropriate props, are invited to read their " role" in specific places to stop. The most illustrious resident of Pragal, Ferna o Mendes Pinto is one of the characters, that teaches us to observe and interpre t the local heritage. Through the partnership between the Parish of Pragal and t he Centre for Archaeology in Almada, is being able to develop new experiences of heritage education in schools in this locality. The objectives are to dissemina te knowledge about the parish of Pragal and its history, to raise awareness of h eritage conservation and contribute to the civic education of students, providin g them with cultural references. Near the statue of Fernao Mendes Pinto (back to map) Fernao Mendes Pinto sailed the seas that the Portuguese did not know, far from here and spent the last years of life in Pragal, where he wrote a famous bo ok, "The Pilgrimage." Bus Stop (back to map) This mural painter and sculptor Fra ncisco Bronze Foot Short, has scenes from the life and work of Fernao Mendes Pin to. Quinta de S. Peter, or the Armoury-mor (back to map) This farm is very chang ed.€The buildings are below street level, because building the national highway 377, in the nineteenth century, raised the floor. In the twentieth century, the highway has cut the southern part of the fifth. • • • • • • • • village The PRAL AND A VILLAGE NEAR ALMADA village • • • • • • • • Guided Tour Straight Street No. 86 (back to map) This house was made to be beautiful. It has five different designs of iron. It can be seen across the slopes of Pragal, whe re until the nineteenth century there were vineyards. Straight Street Nos 66 and 72 (back to map) We'll find out the differences in the irons of the buildings N o. 66 and No. 72. Paragraph 66 has cast iron (see), which was melted into molds, paragraph 72 (see) has wrought iron (see), which was heated and beaten until he r rounded shapes. Entrance of Alley of Hugs (back to map) The Alley of Hugs is a road is so narrow that we must go embraced! Remember when does Pragal was a sma ll village with farmhouses surrounded by fields. Calçadinha Horta (back to map) in Calçadinha Horta, a name that resembles the field, find one of the oldest est ates in the Pragal. When people went to work for factories ceased to cultivate t hese lands. • • • • • village • • • • • Through the partnership between the Parish of Pragal and the Centre for Archae ology in Almada, is being able to develop new experiences of heritage education in schools in this locality. The objectives are to disseminate knowledge about t

he parish of Pragal and its history, to raise awareness of heritage conservation and contribute to the civic education of students, providing them with cultural references. The "Pilgrimage in Pragal" it is a journey through the Historic Cor e of Pragal, which explores the place names, architecture, local and national hi story, with the help of a script, where curious characters appeal to active part icipation of students. These, using appropriate props, are invited to read their "role" in specific places to stop. The most illustrious resident of Pragal, Fer nao Mendes Pinto is one of the characters, that teaches us to observe and interp ret the local heritage. Through the partnership between the Parish of Pragal and the Centre for Archaeology in Almada, is being able to develop new experiences of heritage education in schools in this locality. The objectives are to dissemi nate knowledge about the parish of Pragal • Work done by • John Philip Rosario Vicente • 6 D No. 13

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