This is the biography of the "mother" of Portuguese children's literature, Ana de Castro Osório, part of the collection Portuguese Great Lives, published by Pato Lógico in partnership with The Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office (INCM).
It is true that women can make a lot of different things at the same time. It is also true that a hundred years ago, no one wasted time "liking" on Facebook, nor playing for hours on the cellphone, or picking between fifty different brands of breakfast cereals. Ana de Castro Osório had the luck and freedom to be able to use her time to think, write and be useful to society. Afterall, it was what she liked most to do. If she lived in our days, would she be called "superwoman"? Would she be diagnosed, at the start, as an "hyperactive child"?