Mortina is an internationally bestselling series of children’s books by Italian illustrator Barbara Cantini. The successful series now includes four books that have been published in a staggering range of 30 languages, with the name Mortina having remained in all languages except English, in which the series is known as Ghoulia.
The third book, “Mortina And The Ghost Friend”, fittingly takes place in the time before “the Burial of the Old Year” and is illustrated in the familiar and unique style by Cantini, in a color palette that embraces colder winter colors of black, dark red, and white. The thrilling story tells how Mortina is involved in an amusing investigation about the identity of a mysterious young ghost wandering at Crumbling Manor on the eve of New Year’s.
Kibea Publishing from Bulgaria took upon themselves to translate and publish the beloved children’s book into the local language, to the delight of young Bulgarian Mortina fans – and in the process paid special attention to honoring the illustration and original artwork by Cantini by choosing the best quality paper for the book.
“We like the touch of the paper when unfolding the pages of a book. PERGRAPHICA® conveys colors well and creates a feeling of luxury”, Kibea Publishing explains why they chose to use PERGRAPHICA®.
Printed on PERGRAPHICA® Classic Smooth for a durable, tough finish, and perfect color reproduction
So far Kibea Publishing has translated four books from the Mortina series to English, each with 48 pages, and choosing to use PERGRAPHICA® Classic Smooth 120 gsm for the printing.
Kibea Publishing chose PERGRAPHICA® because of it’s tough and durable quality, that makes it perfect for the hand of children, and with the weight of 120 gsm it enables a good volume for the spine, for the few pages of each edition, and also excellently conveys the color of the original illustrations. “We like the touch of this paper when unfolding the pages of a book. It conveys colors well and creates a feeling of luxury”, Kibea Publishing explains. The PERGRAPHICA® paper is exclusively available at Europapier.