Bookls on Ibiza

The Adventures of PepIta

By Maria Jansen with Martin Davies

Book Back Cover

"When little Pepita gets lost on sun-blessed Ibiza she's in for a real adventure, meeting all kinds of animals and people along the way. Will Eulalia's precious dog make it back to her cosy corner by the stove, rub noses again with Cabra the goat - or chase the squawking hens into the pomegranate tree? This alluring and beautifully illustrated tale evokes a Mediterranean paradise, and is sure to touch the hearts of children and adults alike."


Maria Jansen
As Child

Maria Jansen was born in Delft, Holland. She has lived for the past eleven years in a caravan in the Ibizan countryside, making goat’s cheeses and working with children. She especially enjoys bringing out their creative side. Her illustrations have appeared in a book of children’s rhymes, Uni, dori, teri, viteri (2010), and a dozen colour postcards.


Martin Davies was born in Liverpool and has lived in Ibiza since 1993. In 2000 he established Barbary Press, and has since written and edited eight titles in various languages about island culture and history. His other activities include teaching English, translating and contributing to books and journals on a wide range of subjects. As a publisher his aim is to weave together words and images in celebration of the extraordinary heritage of Ibiza and Formentera, past and present.


Nieves Montero Rubio was born in Barcelona and came to live on Ibiza when she was 15. As a professional storyteller she is well known in schools, libraries and bookshops around the island, and loves to share with children the imaginative ideas that lie behind successful artists’ books. She has founded four reading clubs, and with her unique collection of bookworks considers herself a bibliophile in the fullest sense.


Editor: Martin Davies

Spanish Translation: Eva María Ríos

Catalan Translation: Nora Albert


Publisher: Barbary Press, Ibiza

Distributor: Balàfia Postals

Dimensions: 64 pp., 25 cm, 61 col. Ill. (15 full-page), boards, illustrated, endpapers.

Price: 25 euro plus postage

ISBN: 84-615-7563-6 (English) The Adventures of Pepita

ISBN: 84-615-7686-1 (Spanish) La perrita Pepeta

ISBN: 84-615-7687-X (Catalan-English) La quissoneta Pepeta

Languages: Three separate language editions, including a bilingual Catalan-English version.

English: The Adventures of Pepita

Spanish: La perrita Pepeta

Catalan: La quissoneta Pepeta

Date of Publication: June 2012

Book Launch: 8.30 p.m. Thursday 14th June 2012 at the Club Diario de Ibiza, Avenida de la Paz, Eivissa Guest speakers Maria Jansen, Nieves Montero Rubio and Martin Davies

The Adventures of PepIta By Maria Jansen
Maria Trekking
With Her Dog, Floor
Maria Jansen
With Goats

How to purchase this book

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The price of this book is 25 euro plus the cost of airmail postage and packaging to Spain 1 euro, UK/Europe 5 euro, the Rest of the World 8 euro and Airmail 10 euro.

Barbary Press Booklist

1. Eivissa • Ibiza: A Hundred Years of Light and Shade (2000) by Martin Davies with Philippe Derville
2. Eivissa • Ibiza: Island Out of Time (2005) by Martin Davies
3. Birds of Ibiza (2006) by Sarah Nechamkin
4. The Road to San Vicente (2007) by Leif Borthen et al.
5. A Valley Wide (2008) by Alexis Brown
6. Ibiza & Formentera’s Heritage: A Non-Clubber’s Guide (2009) by Paul R. Davis
7. Ibiza’s First Hotels, 1933–1958 (2010, calendar of luggage labels) by Martin Davies
8. The Adventures of Pepita (2012) by Maria Jansen

Martin Davies

Island Map

Ibiza History Culture


Ibiza Authors

Eva Lis Wuorio

Gina & Harold Liebow

John Mercer

Helen Cresswell

Orietta Sala & Claudine Titeca

Emily Kaufman

Gaston Vuillier

Peter Kinsley

Penelope Grogan

Norman Lewis

Margaret d'Estes

Mary Stuart Boyd

J.E.Crawford Flitch

John Anthony West

Robert Goldston

Falcon Barker

Clifford Irving

Kika D

Elliot Paul

Children's Books

The Island of Fish in the Trees

Tal and the Magic Barruget

Juanito of the Tower

Lizard Island Expedition

Crazy for Cats

Biographical Portraits

Emily Kaufman

Harold Liebow

Gaston Vuillier

The Forgotten Isles Part One

The Forgotten Isles Part Two

The Forgotten Isles Part Three

Novels, Old & New

The Pistolero

Bogged Down in County Lyric

The Mending of Cathlene

The Tenth Year of the Ship

Pine Tree Island

Edwardian Travel-Writers

With a Camera in Majorca

The Fortunate Isles

Mediterranean Moods

Egypt and Ancient Ibiza

Osborne's Army

Egypt and Bes

The Story of Bes

The Catafalaque

Roman Gallery Beneath the Sea