One of the most productive and talented Portuguese children's books writers, with vast work through children's literature, poetry, novel and essay.
Maria Alberta Menéres (1930, Vila Nova de Gaia) was a Portuguese and History teacher. Has a large poetic work, represented in many anthologies.
Menéres is the author of several TV children's shows and was head of children's television department for the Portuguese public television.
Published more than 80 children's books (short stories, poetry, comics, theatre, etc) and translated into Portuguese classics such as Perrault's Fairy Tales and L’après-midi de Monsieur Andesmas. In 1986, was awarded with the Caloust Gulbenkian's Grand Prize for Children and Youth Literature “for the whole of her work and the maintenance of a high quality level”.