The present volume in the series Genios de la ciencia [Geniuses of Science] tells the story of Johannes Gutenberg, the prodigy who invented the printing press and gave way to the first great revolution in the spreading of knowledge. The story not only explains the context in which the inventor lived, or how the mobile press works, but it also traces the journey of the mediums on which the written word has been recorded and describes the importance of books and publications, which enabled humanity to enter into what nowadays we call the Modern Era. Both the register of the narrative and the style of the images, as well as the balance between the two, are appropriate for schoolchildren between 8 and 11 years old.
The text and the images make sure to deal with pedagogical threads that traverse the characters’ scope of activity, both for family readings at home and at school, supporting the educational program. Additionally, throughout the narrative the reader will find all the information necessary to appropriately situate the figure in their socio-historical context.