Amazonia : Indigenous Tales from Brazil

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Amazonia is an extraordinary book of Brazilian folk tales that combines the authentic voice of Munduruku, an Indian who grew up in the Amazon rainforest, with the imagined Amazon of Russia's foremost children's book illustrator. Mermaids, serpents, tigers, snakes, flying men, witches extraordinary creatures from the world's most important jungle live on in these tales. The stories are fascinating, and sometimes startling, as protagonists are killed off or transformed into animals or rise up precipitously into the heavens. More than just rollicking adventures, they offer a panorama of experience conflict and death, love and seduction, greed and gluttony, hunting and fishing, cooking and caring for plants and describe the origins of the natural world. Munduruku's storytelling and Popov's imagination bring us the tales of the people of the Amazon in all their magic wonder.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 209 x 266 x 17.78mm | 538g
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • Translation
  • Color illustrations throughout
  • 1554981859
  • 9781554981854
  • 858,893

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"A strong anti-war message and lithe, incandescent artwork propel this affecting wordless picture book." Publishers Weekly
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About Daniel Munduruku

Daniel Munduruku is the author of Tales of the Amazon: How the Munduruku Indians Live and numerous other collections of fables and legends from Brazil. Nikolai Popov is a gifted artist and is also widely regarded as one of the best children's book illustrators in Russia. He was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2008. He lives in Moscow.
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21 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 19% (4)
4 29% (6)
3 33% (7)
2 14% (3)
1 5% (1)
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