Editora Melhoramentos published its first title in 1915, with Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. It was also the first book printed in full color in Brazil and the beginning of a solid, longstanding and successful children’s series. Since then, the company has built a reputation for its pioneering literary quality and printing standards for children and young adults. During these 100 years, Melhoramentos has kept its editorial integrity by publishing renowned Brazilian author`s as well as national new talents in writing and illustration. In addition, it has worked to enlarge its portfolio with important non-fiction books, such as award-winning gastronomy titles and a collection of excellent dictionaries, like the famous Michaelis series.
The Barnacle Goose and Other Kitchen Stories
This book is a collection of stories and thoughts originally written for Brazilian newspapers and magazines. The author addresses a number of topics in texts characterized by his unusual yet quite deep historical research. What was the menu of the last meal aboard the Titanic? Reading The Barnacle Goose is like opening a pack of those kinds of snacks you never seem to get enough of.