A Life without Hats

A Life without Hats

I intend to lauch myself in the literary world with a unique story, one that enriches us where we need it the most. More than a book written to distract us for a few hours, this...

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I intend to lauch myself in the literary world with a unique story, one that enriches us where we need it the most. More than a book written to distract us for a few hours, this is a simple story that will accompany us for the rest of our lives.

A Life without Hats is a story written by João Pedro Pio and illustrated by Selma Pimentel (selmapimentel.com)

Sinopsis

In the Hatland, the value of a person is measured by the number of hats which they carry over their heads. That's why João spends all his energies studying, working, competing with his friends.
His father told him to be the best and that's precisely what he'll be!

Everything goes according to plan. João has the tallest tower of hats and works on the best hat-making company. But, if everything goes according to plan, why can't he take his eyes out of the woman walking on the other side of the street? Who is she? What's her name? And, more importantly, why doesn't she have a single hat?!

A Life without Hats is the book that follows João on the path towards himself. 



This is a story that may seem childish at first, but actually reveals itself deep in its message. Very much like "The Little Prince", it's a simple story, one that can be read from 7 to 107 years, following the reader throughout his life.

About the author

João Pedro Pio is born in Lisbon, goes to school, meets his two best friends and with them creates fantastic worlds where they escape during the breaks.

Time passes, the Fantasy disperses, and starts the struggle that allows him to enter the Biology course. New friends, big projects. Instead of doing real science, João Pedro gets himself in adventures and discovers the passion for photography and writting. On the Big Savage island, without nothing better to do, he sits down and starts a story that becomes alive and follows him throughout the following years.

Follows the trip to Uganda, the fieldwork done on the Sinai desert, the year spent on the communities of São Tomé and Príncipe. 

Returned home, with a new perspective, João Pedro dedicates the following year learning japanese, training Karate, and finishing his first work. Now he has three finished books, "The Search of Zoa", "A Life without Hats", and "The Flower who Grew on the Middle of the Road".

Budget and due dates

The full amount will be used to pay:

  • Illustrations
  • Printing
  • Rewards and postage
  • PPL's 5% comission + IVA

December: Printing

January: Sending rewards

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    Bookmark illustrated by Selma

    Not only do you receive a special thank you, now you can find where you left your adventure! Free postage to Portugal.

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    8€ or more

    All the previous + Postcard with a surprise illustration done by Selma!

    The book has ended but what happened next? Find out the best way! Free postage to Portugal.

    3 backers

  • Invest with
    15€ or more

    All the previous + The book, A Life without Hats!

    Follow João on the quest towards himself. Warning: Reading this book by cause radical changes on your life. Free postage to Portugal.

    24 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    All the previous + The Fantastic Extras

    Do you know those DVD extras that follow the whole creative process? Well this is much better! Includes: Extra chapter, Deleted scenes, Planning, Thoughts, Ideas and Talks. Free postage to Portugal.

    14 backers

  • Invest with
    30€ or more

    All the previous + Cotton bag with serigraph from the cover.

    A light bag to simplify your life. Going to the bakery? To the grocery? Leave the plastic bags at home. Ísis would approve. Free postage to Portugal.

    6 backers

  • Invest with
    40€ or more

    All the previous +

    Do you want a art piece to decorate your room? Then look no further! Choose from one of the art pieces made by Selma for this book and you will receive an A3 copy. Free postage to Portugal.

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    All the previous +

    Guarantee a first row seat for the presentation of the book and follow up close all the details. The presentation will be held in Lisbon, on the 15th of December.

    2 backers

  • Invest with
    70€ or more

    All the previous +

    Come have dinner with the writer and dive deep in the world of fantasy making. Ask him questions. Some say he's a nice guy. The dinner will take place after the presentation of the book and all expenses are covered.

    5 backers

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Recompensas

Boa noite, Vim hoje da gráfica com um saco de recompensas prontinhas para vos entregar. Este será o objectivo para os próximos dias - fazer chegar a cada um as suas recompens...

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Thu, 15/12/2016 - 12:06

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

14/12/2016

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 16:17

Apresentação do livro

Boa tarde, A campanha de crowdfunding foi e continua a ser um sucesso. Graças a todos, não só atingimos a meta mas continuamos a superar (pelo menos as minhas) expectativas! ...

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  • João Pedro Pio

    Recompensas

    Boa noite,

    Vim hoje da gráfica com um saco de recompensas prontinhas para vos entregar. Este será o objectivo para os próximos dias - fazer chegar a cada um as suas recompensas.
    A quem ainda não recebeu sequer o livro, peço imensa desculpa pela demora. Para não entregar as recompensas aos poucos, achei melhor esperar até ter tudo pronto, e esse momento finalmente chegou.

    Muito obrigado pela paciência!

    Até breve,

    João Pedro Pio

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  • João Pedro Pio

    Apresentação do livro

    Boa tarde,

    A campanha de crowdfunding foi e continua a ser um sucesso. Graças a todos, não só atingimos a meta mas continuamos a superar (pelo menos as minhas) expectativas! Como agradecimento, gostava de convidar toda a gente a assistir à apresentação do livro. Esta decorrerá em Lisboa, na próxima quinta-feira, dia 15, às 19h30.
    Deixo em baixo o link para a actividade.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/679159282240341/

    Vemo-nos por lá?

    João Pedro Pio

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Adriana Príncipe da Silva

    14/12/2016 - 13:44

  • Bruno Matos

    13/12/2016 - 20:54

    Espero que consigas ir trazendo um bocado mais de fantasia ao longo do resto dos nossos dias enquanto adultos. Boa sorte amigo.

  • Teresa Amaral

    13/12/2016 - 18:19

    gostei da ideia, gostei dos desenhos... acho que vou adorar o livro :o)

  • Bruno Reis

    13/12/2016 - 12:42

    João, força na tua demanda!

  • cmseverino

    12/12/2016 - 19:42

    Estou muito curioso com o livro e parabéns pela sua aventura de vida!

  • Rui Pedroso

    12/12/2016 - 18:50

    Eu sabia que ias conseguir... mas aqui deixo mais um pequeno contributo. Grande abraço e boa sorte.

  • Raquel Duarte

    12/12/2016 - 17:54

  • ritamoliv

    12/12/2016 - 12:38

    Um exemplo de um livro diferente, original e independente que não se encontra nas livrarias convencionais!

  • Fernando Pio

    12/12/2016 - 11:17

    Desejamos que tenhas bastante exito nesta tua aventura literária! Beijinhos dis Tios que te admiram muito Tonicha e Fernando

  • GUILLAUME RETHORE

    12/12/2016 - 09:21

  • José Diogo Gonçalves

    12/12/2016 - 09:01

    Parabéns pelo excelente projecto! Uma ideia muito sensível de abordar um tema muito sério. espero que seja apenas o primeiro de muitos.

  • Susana Ponte

    11/12/2016 - 19:39

  • Sara Gouveia

    11/12/2016 - 18:10

    Boa sorte João!!! Mereces!!

  • João Veloso

    09/12/2016 - 19:39

    Parabéns!Uma grande pessoa, essência e valores humanos, imaginação, holismo. Uma obra com valor social! Mereces tudo, boa sorte e obrigado!

  • Joaquim Luís Pires

    09/12/2016 - 17:44

    Um apoio para incentivar a vossa criatividade. Parabéns e que venham mais vidas sem chapéus.

  • Mariana Esteves

    09/12/2016 - 16:37

  • Raquel Silva

    09/12/2016 - 16:33

  • Joana Barroso Moreira

    09/12/2016 - 12:42

  • Francisco Martinho

    07/12/2016 - 19:54