O baú das coisas perdidas

A long time ago, dragons socialized with humans. Those days are gone.

Dragon Gil is missing his most prized possession. A big, red ruby. He soon realizes that he might need to ask a girl for help in finding it…

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A história


O rubi é vermelho e brilhante. Uma mão agarra-o e mete-o no bolso.
Depois, a pessoa misteriosa embrulha-se no seu manto negro e torna-se invisível.

The ruby is red and shiny. A hand grabs hold of it and puts it in the pocket.
After that, the mysterious person wraps themselves in their dark cloak and becomes invisible.


A Sílvia vive numa vila nas montanhas. A vila tem uma muralha à volta. Também tem muitas torres. A vila precisa de proteção porque há dragões nas montanhas. Os dragões raramente aparecem, mas quando aparecem a população fica com medo. Os dragões cospem fogo, por isso podem queimar as casas. Os dragões também têm garras, por isso podem agarrar nas pessoas e levá-las para o seu covil.

Sílvia lives in a town in the mountains. The town has a wall around it. It also has many towers. The town needs protection because there are dragons in the mountains. The dragons rarely appear, but when they do, the population is (becomes) scared. The dragons breathe (spit) fire, so they can burn the houses. The dragons also have claws, so they can grab the people and take them to their lair.

Overview & Preview

Upper-beginner (A2)

  • story in Portuguese (4000 words)
  • story with the English translation
  • interactive exercises (Q&A)
  • glossary
  • link to download the audio


  • improve your reading and listening skills

  • consolidate your grammar and sentence structure

  • grow your vocabulary

  • practice your speaking

  • have fun!


Story in Portuguese

Story with the translation

Interactive exercises


Improve your Portuguese and enjoy!

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Happy readers

A unique, creative approach to learning European Portuguese

I’m someone whose brain works best when it’s engaged creatively, especially through story, and this book is everything I could have hoped for! I haven’t seen anything else like it in the learning European Portuguese space, and it is absolutely wonderful.

The story is compelling (and so much more fun to read than what we normally get as language learners!), I’m learning so much, and the book itself was a pleasant surprise. It really FEELS like a high-quality book in your hands, from the intricate cover design to the weight and texture of the pages. It’s a pleasure to hold in your hands.

I can’t wait for the next installment to come out!!!

-Jennifer A. Draut

Great story and learning tool

The story was really cute! It starts with the story in all Portuguese. It’s broken into very short “chapters” which I found easily digestible. The next section will have each in Portuguese followed by the English translation. Next up some comprehension questions. You can also download the audio of the book to hear it/read along!

It’s clear the author took a great deal of care to make a fantastic, engaging learning tool. I really hope to see more stories by her!


Highly recommended! I am looking forward to more titles like this!

This book is great! I would consider myself a medium-to-advanced beginner, and this is perfect. Just enough repetition of new vocabulary but still compelling to keep me motivated. There’s a “How to Use This Book” section with helpful tips, then the whole story in just Portuguese, and then the story in Portuguese and English translation after each paragraph. And it’s got a glossary with tons of key vocabulary with examples of the word used in the text (also in both Portuguese and English). Also, so nice to be able to download the audio to listen along. All very professionally done.

-Doug Hodgson

A delightful story and a pleasant learning experience.

The Portuguese text has been well constructed and reinforces grammatical structures. The inclusion of interactive exercises adds real value to this learning aide. The exercises help not only with grammar but pronunciation as well. I am looking forward to more stories from this author.


Superb learning format

I’ve followed Susana’s work for a while and am excited about the very 1st storybook from Storyglot! This is a superb learning format specifically for European Portuguese and is offered at a reasonable price. 
The book is divided into easy digestible chapters and includes some ingenious suggestions on how to make best use of the content, whatever your learning goal is. I am looking forward to the next release!
-Pedré Louw - Johannesburg