The Autêntica Editora, a Publishing House founded on September 17, 1997, has consolidated itself in the Brazilian publishing market over these 17 years, and has become a reference in publishing Human Science books. Always true to its prospect of launching books of quality, of seeking innovative subjects and, at the same time, of diversifying the catalog to meet the demands of new readers, the House became, in 2011, the Autêntica Publishing Group, bringing together four Publishing Houses: Autêntica Editora, focusing on books for college students and children’s literature; Editora Gutenberg, with titles of general interest, especially young fiction; Editora Nemo, devoted to comic books; and Vestígio, dedicated exclusively to the publication of crime novels. It is also worth noting the commitment of the Group in the national youth literature, with authors of great repercussion, such as Paula Pimenta and Bruna Vieira. Together they have sold nearly 1 million copies.
Rejane Dias Santos
20.000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA – COMICS (HQ)
João Marcos, Jules Verne |
A classic from Jules Verne comes to life in a fantastic comic!
Dive into this adventure with Professor Aronnax, the
faithful Conseil and the brave Ned Land, in search of the
wonders and treasures from the seabed. Come aboard the
extraordinary submarine Nautilus and discover the mystery
surrounding the enigmatic Captain Nemo!
AN UNFORGETTABLE YEAR
Paula Pimenta, Babi Dewet, Bruna Vieira, Thalita Rebouças
The best writers of teen fiction in Brazil get together
for a short story book that will snatch
their fans attention. Um ano inesquecível
(An Unforgettable Year) has four stories, each
one written by one of the authors, with a plot
that develops througout a season making each
protagonist’s year unforgettable. Paula Pimenta
tells a story about winter, Thalita Rebouças
narrates a summer love, Bruna Vieira presents
spring and Babi Dewet, the fall.
These four writers together have sold over 2,5
million books, bringing thousands of readers
and fans to their books signing events.
Back to 15 - My First Blog Series
Anita is 30 years old, but her life is much different from what she had expected. One day, in the middle of a family wedding, she rediscovers her old blog, written when she was 15, but something strange happens and she goes back in time. Now, stuck in her 15-year-old body, she relives her teenage years, but she soon finds out that any change in her past may alter her life forever.
Gigi is a girl who spends half of her time sleeping… and all of it bored. Why would anyone care about her life? Because Gigi is half girl, half cat. She comes from a family of cat-people, the only of their kind – or so they think. In the book, Gigi faces daily problems, such as stealing other people’s seats, torturing insects, and living with the family’s leader Fefê, who is completely jealous of her boyfriend Danilo.
DISCOVERING A NEW WORLD
Between the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Era, the Europeans launched to the seas in search of new commercial routes. This period, known as The Great Navigations, is represented in this unpublished HQ, which shows how the Portuguese explorers linked West and East, while putting on the map formerly unknown territories such as the land that would get the name of Brazil.
DO YOU REALLY KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT K-POP?
Babi Dewet, Érica Imenes, Natália Pak
If your answer is no, come with us into this
amazing voyage through the world of Korean
Simple and fun, this manual takes you on a
tour through the history of South Korea and
it’s culture, entertainment industry, music and
And we encourage you to pay attention to the
details. K-Pop is made of them. Each color,
each concept, each beat and expression means
a world of possibilities and we assure you won’t
want to miss anything.
Fashion - Coloring Book
Paulo André Ferreira
Full of illustrations clothes and accessories, including outfits, shoes, perfumes, and photos of fashion shows, this book follows the history of fashion by the major decades. It includes older works by famous designers, and sketches from the 1960’s and 1970’s. It also includes looks from the black power, hippie and punk movements. This book offers a journey through the fashion world.
GOLD INSIDE THE HEAD
Maria Valéria Rezende
The story of a fighter who faced serious
dangers wandering around Brazil
in order to find a treasure that
is more precious than gold. At the
end of the long journey, lost and not
knowing where to go, he found the
treasure right in front of his eyes,
where the unprepared look can only
see misery and sorrow.
GUAYNÊ DEFEATS THE GREAT SNAKE – AN INDIAN STORY
Guaynê was a Mawé indian in love
with the daughter of the shaman,
who was captured by the great Moi,
a snake. Guaynê chased the evil
snake, fought it in a titanic duel and
came out as the winner, rescuing his
beloved from the monster’s insides.
GUESS WHERE I AM
Child plays in the playground. A child reports the various types of toy he is having fun in:
swing, seesaw, airplane, slide, spin-spin, jump-jump, etc.
In the end, it challenges the reader to guess where she's playing.
Hippo, the hippopotamus, suffers for being
different from everyone else: it is big,
heavy, clumsy... so it secluded itself, becoming
increasingly alone – until it had
a big surprise and discovered something
very, very important on its birthday.
HOW I IMAGINE YOU
A rare disease diagnosed during her childhood never stopped
Helena from seeing the world, and even with all the obstacles
she is a joyful independent and very sensitive young girl.
But it’s at night that Lena feels her heart fill with doubts and
agitation as she meets a mysterious boy that comes up constantly
in her dreams. And even knowing that she can’t see
him with clarity, she knows exactly how he is.
One day her parents need to go in a trip and the young girl has
to stay alone at home. Well... not totally alone. Her mom had
hired a boy to take care of the garden. And what looked like an
unpleasant visit can bring a huge change in her life. Forever..
LEONARDO DA VINCI (HQ)
Andréa Vilela e Mirella Spinelli
The proposal of the Masters of Comic Art collection is to present the work and life of artists considered outstanding in the History of Art. Through the comics, the public will come into contact with the aspects of life and work that were decisive for the creations of each artist. HQ readers, those passionate about Art History and people who have some interest in the subject will find entertainment and information in the right measure. To start this new collection from Editora Nemo, no one better than the great Leonardo da Vinci!
Make Love, Not Games
Ique Carvalho was always fascinated by people and he decided to write about this love in a blog, “The Love Code”, created in 2010. The blog started on the same day that he found out that his father was suffering from a degenerative disease and that his girlfriend broke up with him. “Faça amor, não faça jogo” is a book not only focused on romantic relationships, but also human relations in general, like his story with his dad, who becomes sicker day after day.
MY BROTHER DOES NOT WALK, BUT HE CAN FLY
A very lonely girl keeps asking her
mother for a little brother. On the day
of her seventh birthday, she hears
that her brother will come and when
it happens, it is much, much better
than she could have imagined. She
has a lovely surprise!
Jozz, William Shakespeare
The tragic love of Othello and Desdemona, enveloped by the intrigues of the treacherous Iago, appears with full force in this intense and dramatic HQ. A story that will engage you from the first to the last page!
A smart and sensitive boy that pays
attention to everything, grows and discovers
beautiful and important things
about himself, life, people, regardless
of their size. He then realizes the true
meaning of the word “growth”.
POETRY AT THE PORCH
Narrative in verse about the search for poetry:
in the plant that sprouts, in the rain, in
the words inside the books... The short verses
point to a possible place of poetry: the simple
things in life and nature, which may be seen,
for example, from a porch.
RECEIPT OF THE WELL
Ariane Freitas, Jessica Grecco
This book was inspired by
the @instadobem project
and brings 52 texts designed
to help you see life in a more
positive way. You can plan,
week after week, the practice
of new ideas about your life.
Surely your year will not end
the same way it started.
ROMEO AND JULIET (HQ)
Marcela Godoy, William Shakespeare
The story of the immortal love of Romeo and Juliet gains new life in the pages of this adaptation in manga style. A comic with all the romanticism and emotion of the greatest love story of all time!
Shooting my Life's Script - Fani's Debut
In Shooting My Life’s Script, we follow Fani Castelino Belluz’s story. She is a teenager who dreams about being a filmmaker. Everything changes when she receives the opportunity to live overseas as an exchange student for one year. In the middle of it all, she finds love and loyal friends, who accompany her on this journey.
The Book of Goodness - Activities For You to do and Make Your day Happier
This book is different, because it is about someone special: you. This book encourages you to do things that will put a smile on your face and make your life better and happier. These are simple reflections and attitudes that will remind you that everything is better if we enjoy the good things in life.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - A GRAPHIC NOVEL
THE FABULOUS DEATH OF THE PORTUGUESE TEACHER
Mariana and Teodoro are assigned
to cover the inauguration of a bookstore.
During the event, the most hated
teacher (and literary critic) in the
city dies. A mix of a detective narrative
and humor, this book bears the
mark of its author: mystery, action
and investigation mixed in a fluid,
agile and engaging text.
THE GIRL AND THE GRANDMA’S SECRET
A girl and her grandmother play in
the yard and talk about things of life.
The girl asks if Grandma feels sad
because she wears glasses, and she
replies that she lives a life full of happiness.
The granddaughter asks what
happiness is, and, from there, they
develop a loving and rich dialogue.
VINCENT VAN GOGH (HQ)
The proposal of the MESTRES DA ARTE IN QUADRINHOS collection is to present the work and life of artists considered outstanding in the universe of Art History. Through the comics, the public will come into contact with aspects of life and work that are decisive for the creations of each artist. The Brazilian artists who innovated and who had great contribution to the elaboration of the national culture will also be highlighted in this collection. Comic readers, those passionate about Art History, and people who have some kind of interest, even if generic, on the subject will find entertainment and information in the right measure. In this second volume, we present the brilliant post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh.
Callis has 25 years of history and more than 300 titles in its catalogue. Miriam Gabbai founded the company in 1987, publishing Famous Children, the company’s first children’s series. Callis aims to educate children and young adults in Brazil. Its catalogue includes works on art, history, popular culture, music, math and literature by well-known authors, such as Daniel Munduruku, Ilan Brenman, Silvana Tavano, Jonas Ribeiro, Ionit Zilberman, and André Neves. Many books have been officially recommended by the FNLIJ (Brazilian Foundation for Children’s and Young Adults’ Books), winning the Jabuti, and João-de-Barro awards.
Helena Gomes e Susana Ventura
The Moor Tales is a story filled with wonderful stories told and retold long time ago. They revealed the Orient influence in the popular Portuguese short stories e and the fantastic stories. The story of the enchantment moor, moor and Christian warriors, richness, palaces and perdition is told in such a way as to wrap the reader.
The School for Enchanted Princes
The life of a prince was not easy. Especially if he had to go to the School for enchanted princes. He had all kinds of lessons, riding, fencing, good manners, bravery... All as it should be. But, Valentino was different, he didn't want to be just a prince, he wanted more.
The True Sexual Fulfillment
The book casts a new vision on human sexuality. Using easy language though based both on medical and therapeutic knowledge, he takes the reader down the path of his own history, helping him find out the beauty of his body, of sex, of pleasure and the true meaning behind all that. The book involves two realities that complement each other: an opening vision of the concepts concerning sexuality/affection and a dive into the Love of God, which is the true source of all real and balanced relationship.
Eleven Kings Trilogy (Trilogy)
Tiago P. Zanetic
Rising from the ashes of an ancient war, the continent of Relltestra has experienced a long peaceful period. The shadows of the past (dear angels and feared sorcerers) have left, taking all kinds of magic with them to their graves. However, the First Iron Age, when the only kind of “enchantment” that existed was the forging of metals, is coming to an end, and darkness is returning. The Kings who rule in Relltestra take up arms with a clear aim: To bring back the power of the forgotten beings! Shields will break, swords will be destroyed, and in the end, nothing will be left except rivers of tears and broken crowns.
Welcome to the world of Tina, Nanda, and Camila, the world of Beto, Alex, Pisco, and their friends. They are all between the ages of 11 and 12, live in São Paulo, and attend the same school. Together, they form friendships, and experience drama, find their first loves, and suffer through their first heartaches. Who will be the first boy to kiss Nanda? Will Tina ever stop being jealous of Camila? And which boy will teach her a lesson? Discover the answers to these and many other questions as you read through the Pages: of these books.
Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel is a tale narrated more than a century ago and still fascinates children and adults from all over the world. In this new approach, the author and illustrator, Rosinha, decides to face the challenge by retelling the story of the brother and sister using only images. The result is a charming book filled with powerful illustrations.
Happiness is a Watermelon on your head
Where does happiness come from? There once was a woman who was laughing and singing and happy all the time. She loved life! One day, her three neighbors noticed she was using a watermelon as a hat. Was that her secret? Was that what made her so happy? Happiness Is a Watermelon on Your Head is a delightful story about finding your own happiness.
Old Bob's Dentures
One morning, old Bob, still half asleep, accidentally drops his dentures into the toilet. While he calls many professionals to solve this problem, the animals in the sea and on land are having a great time with the strange object. Thiago Lopes’ tongue-in-cheek illustrations are full of funny little details that children love to discover, with rhymes that are just as funny as the illustrations.
A secret friend can be different in many ways. They can be brave or a coward, fun or formal, a swimmer or a runner, tall or short. It doesn't matter, as long as he or she is your friend.
The Adventures of Bia & Beto
Two little foxes and their hilarious adventures. This exciting new series featuring two siblings, Bia and Beto, begins with a sweet story about sibling rivalry that also introduces children to the concept of comparisons. In this first book, each little fox is in search of a box, but none seems to meet their needs. Bia is looking for a box that is smaller and smaller, while Beto hopes to find a box that is bigger and bigger. They are in competition for the best of reasons: they each want to give their mother a special gift.
The Princess who saved Princes
Princes have been saving princesses for years on end, but they’ve had enough. Now the princes are the ones who want to be saved. In this modern fairy tale, the princess is not helpless, does not faint when faced by dragons, and is never locked in a tower. Against all expectations, she invades the Witch’s bedroom and must fend off painted portraits with real eyes and mouths, just to save the prince, but can she do it? Can the princess save her beloved prince in the end?
What Charlotte saw
When wearing her glasses, Charlotte often sees things she does not like to see, such as children arguing, a polluted landscape, or a beach full of waste. She’s convinced that without glasses, the world around her is much more beautiful. But then one day, even without glasses, she finds her grandmother very sad. So she decides to cheer her up and, instead of looking away, she is determined to help make this world a better place, even with small gestures such as collecting the garbage or doing some gardening.
Catarine dos Santos Muniz
In the School of Nazareth
Friar Bruno Varriano, OFM
In our modern times, especially because of the emotionality and of the thousands of pseudo-feelings, it is very difficult to speak about family, marriage, spousal love, without falling into rhetoric or only in a theory, or even still in pessimism. In the book “In the School of Nazareth – becoming a sacred family”, Fr. Bruno Varriano invites us to edify our family, according to the example given by the Sacred Family of Nazareth, an admirable family model that sought sanctity and that renounced everything to live fully to God's plans.
Seeking the Uranon Kingdom
And if you suddenly discovered that everything that is real wasn’t limited to what is visible and touchable? What if there was an “invisible” world, so concrete as this world in which we live? These were the answers found by a young adolescent, braving through a new dimension of existence. The boring vacations at his grandparents’ house became an unusual and unforgettable travel that was able to change his life. More than a trip that you can take, it’s an experience that will change you forever! Prepare your backpack and come aboard this adventure. Have a nice trip!
Now My Eyes Have Seen You
Monsignor Jonas Abib
Sin separates us from God, so we need to seek urgently for the Lord. Mons. Jonas Abib awakes the necessity in our heart for this seeking and brings to relevance the importance of being in worship of the Lord. Through adoration, by God’s initiative, we are healed of our inside wounds, and all of our life is transformed. There’s not a lot needed: it is enough to be before Him and to show Him all our truth. Now my eyes have seen You is a call for each person to become more intimate with Jesus’ heart, because He is the one, who first of all, desires to be with us in this lovely dialogue.
The True Sexual Fulfillment
The book casts a new vision on human sexuality. Using easy language though based both on medical and therapeutic knowledge, he takes the reader down the path of his own history, helping him find out the beauty of his body, of sex, of pleasure and the true meaning behind all that. The book involves two realities that complement each other: an opening vision of the concepts concerning sexuality/affection and a dive into the Love of God, which is the true source of all real and balanced relationship.
The woman according to God's heart
The book “The woman according to God's heart” brings us themes like the woman’s creation, the beauty of her own being, her essence, singularity, feminism and femininity, a little of the authoress's history and Mary as a model for women. To be a woman according to God's heart one need to accept to live an adventure of faith, in which Fernanda Soares invites you to go on, through the pages of this book. Know that… You are a unique and unrepeatable woman!
To Win the Fear and Defeat the Dragon
Márcio Mendes first infant-juvenile book brings an inspiring history, funny, tasty and humorous. Get to know Daniel's history in a different way: with beautiful illustrations and a touch of poetry. These pages will be an incentive to overcome fear, to discover the importance of a true friendship and to increase self-esteem. A good reading always has the gift of warming the soul and heal the heart. To learn something through laughter is tastier.
In the Brazilian book market since December 2013, Carochinha Editora aims to instigate the curiosity of children by encouraging the art of dreaming and creating, whether through literature, fun books or educational material. With about 30 titles in print, the publisher focuses on children aged up to 10, but is currently segmenting its production with the creation of the imprints Carochinha Baby (children aged 0 to 2) and Hashtag, aimed at teenagers.
Anita, the bee
In the queen bee’s hive there is no place for Anita, a little bee that doesn’t know how to make honey. What she does make is a different kind of treat...
What could it be? While the drones make fun of Anita, she meets Belade, a bee that tells her that not everything is what it seems. And who could imagine that this new friendship would produce such a delightful surprise?
Thais Laham Morello
Catarina is a quiet girl. Actually, Catarina is a very, very quiet girl. It turns out that Catarina is also a chatterbox! Uh? How’s that? You see, Catarina has many thoughts and ideas that speak only inside her, in an endless chatter! Find out the story of this girl who, like everyone else, is a little bit normal, a little bit different!
Chipmunk - the story of the friendship between a boy and a squirrel
This book tells the adventure of a boy who moved house and was not well received by his new classmates. In a park, he meets a small squirrel with a similar problem: none of them gets along with their colleagues. They start chatting and giving each other ideas on how to change the situation. Meanwhile, night falls. The boy and the squirrel get anxious and scared. Together, they come up with fast and creative strategies to save their skins.
Beautifully illustrated by Bruno Nunes, Chipmunk shows how friendship can help people overcome any challenge.
A story by Silvana Salerno, author of the award-winning Travelling through Brazil in 52 Stories (Viagem pelo Brasil em 52 histórias), among other books.
Diary of a monster trainer
Read the diary of a real boy in an unreal situation as he learns to capture and train these creatures while also dealing with all the monsters of normal middle school life. He's got a bully who loves giving him swirlies, and there's a girl that he has a major crush on but doesn't know how to talk to. His parents are always being so... parenty. Adam's take on all this is hilarious and exciting. Tons of thrills and laughs, if that's the sort of thing you're into.
This book is for the fan of Pokemon and Pokemon Go in your life. All of us wish we could actually be in the Pokemon games and reading this book lets your dreams come true! If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you'll love the way this story is told too!
Filled with Adam's funny (and sometimes terrible) drawings this book is easy to read. There are no nasty cliffhangers. And with at least 55 pages of reading material, you're sure to get your money's worth.
El macaco que tocaba guitarra
The guitar-playing monkey
This is the story of a little monkey with a veeeery loooong tail. One day, he suddenly lost part of his tail, but ended up getting a guitar! To find out how it all happened, let’s follow him on the road, through the woods and along the creek!
Tuna, the grateful cat
Thais Laham Morello
Thais Laham Morello had always wanted a dog, but found a small stray cat which, aft er a good bath, started living its seven lives, with much to be grateful for. The psychologist decided to share this story about gratitude and happiness with everyone through a book illustrated by Juliana Basile, who portrayed with great delicacy the adventures of this dreamy cat.
Meet Tuna, the cat named aft er a fi sh that has done a little bit of everything in his long seven lives and is forever grateful for it. Discover all that he is capable of doing in Tuna, the Grateful Cat, a book for all pet lovers – especially of adventurous cats!
Companhia das Letras
The Companhia das Letras Group is one of the largest companies in the Brazilian trade publishing market, with 17 imprints publishing an average of 45 new titles per month and an active catalogue of some 5,000 titles. The Group publishes Brazilian and foreign fiction, poetry, detective stories and thrillers, literary criticism, political science, anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, popular science, economics, soft business, biography and memoir, children’s literature, middle grades and young adults, commercial fiction, graphic novels, cookbooks, selfhelp, inspirational books, history, journalism and essays.
A Cup of Rage
A pair of lovers - a young female journalist and an older man who owns an isolated farm in the Brazilian outback - spend the night together. The next day they proceed to destroy each other. Amid vitriolic insults, cruelty and warring egos, their sexual adventure turns into a savage power game. This intense, erotic cult novel by one of Brazil’s most infamous modernist writers explores alienation, the desire to dominate
and the wish to be dominated.
For André, a young man growing up on a farm in Brazil, life consists of ''the earth, the wheat, the bread, our table and our family". He loves the land, fears his austere, pious father who preaches from the head of the table as if it is a pulpit, and loathes himself, as he starts to harbour shameful feelings for his sister Ana. Lyrical and sensual, told with biblical intensity, this classic Brazilian coming-of-age novel follows André’s psychological and sexual awakening, as he must choose between body and soul, duty and freedom.
Glory and Its Litany of Horrors
A new novel from Fernanda Torres, the author of The End, Glory and Its Litany of Horrors follows the tribulations of middle-aged actor, Mario, from his years as a soap opera star through to his decline, when he decides to stage an adaptation of King Lear and things don’t go quite as planned. The book traverses several phases of Mario’s career: from his time as a young actor in political theater to his incursion into Cinema Novo movement in the 1960s; from his encounter with the theater of Chekhov, to his glory days as one of the most famous TV actors of Brazil. Glory and Its Litany of Horrors is the portrait of a generation that witnessed their ideas of art fall into the hands of the market, of new technologies, and into the collapse of their own illusions and ideas about the future.
Írisz: The Orchids
With the entry of the Soviet Union in Hungary in 1956, Írisz runs away from Budapest, leaving behind her sick mother and a past full of gaping holes. When she arrives in São Paulo to study orchids, this unique and indecipherable woman soon fascinates Martim, director of the Botanical Garden. Now that Írisz has disappeared, he will have to fill his emptiness with unorthodox reports left by her, which traverse the particularities of language, the crisis of a communist utopia, personal memories and some – quite unusual – observations regarding orchids.
Malala, The Girl Who Wanted to Go to School
In her first non-fiction children’s book, journalist Adriana Carranca tells the real story of Malala Yousafzai, a teenage girl who was shot by the Talibans at the age of fourteen after fighting for female education and rights in her country. After visiting Malala’s house and meeting the girl’s friends and family, Adriana develops a captivating narrative about the most important and intriguing facts of Malala’s life while showing her perceptions as a journalist about the Swat valley. The book includes a glossary and illustrations that use the gluing techniques developed by Bruna Assis Brasil.
P’s Three Women
Paulo Emilio Sales Gomes
P’s Three Women is composed of three novels that all share a common narrator in Polydoro, a wealthy figure in the São Paulo elite. In the first story, while still young, he is seduced by his teacher’s wife, discovering thirty years later that she seduced him at the request of her husband. In the second story, he is involved in a marital war and does whatever he can to get a divorce. In the final story, now in his seventies, he records his marital satisfaction in a diary; against the wishes of relatives and associates, he has married a young secretary named Ela. Years later, he begins a second diary to understand the changes she went through, as she now wants a divorce
"My brother was adopted, but I can not and do not want to say that my brother was adopted". That is the opening line written by Sebastiá, the narrator of Julián Fuks’ autobiographical novel where the memories of a country are dramatically linked to a family’s own memories.
In the terrifying atmosphere of late 1970’s Buenos Aires, a young militant couple engaged in the resistance against the military regime adopts a child. The setting seemed to be at its worst: denounced by friends and colleagues, people were being captured by an abominable repressive apparatus and women—many of whom were abandoned by their families— would sometimes give birth during torture sessions. Amid this ever-growing oppression, the couple and their baby flee to Brazil, believing it to be a more tranquil country to
raise a family in and pursue their lives.
The boy grows, his parents give him a brother and a sister, and the family relations become more intricate. As psychoanalysts, the parents are familiar with the theories on adopted and biological children, — especially Winnicott’s theory — but life is always different from any specialized literature. It is up to Sebastián, the sensitive youngest son, to examine this past of violence and exile, and more importantly, to
rewrite the family’s narrative. The result, written in a prose that is both lyrical and essayistic, is a powerful account where Sebastián’s intimate past and the history of a country overlap in an ingenious manner that reminds recent successes from Argentinean fiction such as The Secret in Their Eyes.
Miguel Del Castillo
One of the greatest revelations in Brazilian contemporary prose, Miguel Del Castillo combines memory, politics and family stories in an amazing book debut. In Violeta, one of the best recent Portuguese-language stories, the author investigates the effects of the great collective tragedies on private lives. It’s no surprise that Miguel has been named among the twenty best young Brazilian writers by Granta. Restinga is a strong and new literary project, with stories that alternate between the delicacy, solitude and connections of love and friendship.
Sympathy For The Devil
A humanitarian agency worker is assigned to hand over the ransom that will free a young hostage being held by a group of Islamic extremists. While he is waiting to make contact with the terrorists, he casts his mind back to the most tortuous romantic episode of his life: his affair with a male Mexican student in Berlin.
Sympathy for the Devil moves deftly back and forth between modern-day terrorism and the acceptance of a lawless world created by an unequal relationship, making this novel one of the most important Brazilian literary landmarks of recent times. A profound and captivating book, in which politics, humanity and desire conspire to create a great personal odyssey.
The Emergency Lights Will Turn On Automatically
Henrique is a typical boy. He is in college, works part-time at a gas station and has a girlfriend, but everything changes when his best friend hits his head in a freak accident and is hospitalized in a coma. After emergency surgery, there is not much to do for him, doctors say. It is then that he begins to write letters to his friend, as a conversation, reporting what goes on during his absence. Interspersed with short stories, the letters gain a new dimension: to what extent does he really know what happens around him? What do other people think?
The book centres on the story of a group of five friends in Rio de Janeiro. They are nearing the end of their lives and revisit their most significant memories: the parties, marriages, divorces, fixations, inhibitions, regrets.
Álvaro lives alone, spends his time going from doctor to doctor and can’t stand his ex-wife. Sílvio is a junkie who can’t give up the excesses of sex and drugs even in his old age. Ribeiro is an athletic beach bum who is enjoying a prolonged sex life thanks to Viagra. Neto is the square member of the group, a faithful husband until his last days. And Ciro is the Don Juan envied by all – but the first to die, struck down by cancer.
They are very different figures, but who share not only the fact that they are at the far end of life, but also limited horizons. Career success, personal realization and serenity are all out of the question – and at the end of the day, none of them seem capable of tallying up anything but a list of frustrations.
Orbiting around them are several women: neurotic, bitter, seductive, blasé, abandoned, resigned. There is also a priest in the throes of a crisis over his own vocation and an entourage of typical Rio sorts who are the
fruit of the author’s sharp observation skills.
The pages of The End contain pizzazz, sex, sun and sand. But they are also full of resignation and tinged with melancholy.
The German Brother
In 1960s São Paulo, Ciccio finds a letter written in German in a book from his father’s vast library, and from this letter emerge clues that his father had a son during his time in Germany, from 1929-1930. With this, a lifetime mission emerges. In a timeframe that reaches present-day Berlin, with the horror of the Brazilian military dictatorship and in the Holocaust as a backdrop, The German Brother leads the reader through dizzying paths through this search for truth and love.
The Long Night - The darkest of Places - vol. I
Nine years after the publication of Orphans of Eldorado, Milton Hatoum marks his return to the novel with a three-part series in which family drama intersects with the history of Brazil's military dictatorship to create a powerful bildungsroman.
In the 1960s, Martim, an adolescent from São Paulo, moves to Brasília with his father after his parent’s traumatic separation. In the recently inaugurated Brazilian capital, he forms a friendship with a group of teenagers composed of the children of high and mid-level government officials, as well as residents of Brasília’s satellite cities, relegated to the true pioneers of the new federal capital, disadvantaged migrants.
Martim’s cultural and romantic discoveries are set against the pain of his separation from his mother, who disappears for long stretches of time. His mother’s absence epitomizes Martim’s turbulent childhood, which is only surpassed later by the violence of the so-called “Years of Lead,” the harshest under the Brazilian dictatorship that lasted from 1964 to 1985.
The Smoke Gardeners Club
The decision to grow marijuana to help with his mother’s medical treatment gets Arthur mixed up in a scandal that costs him his job and his father’s reputation. After his mother’s death, he travels to northern California, where, under the pretext of doing a PhD he never even begins, he becomes involved in growing and selling the drug. In Mendoncino County, he rents a room in the house of an elderly lady, a solitary retiree, with whom he strikes up a friendship. While following the news of the mysterious disappearance of a young Brazilian woman, he becomes involved with Tamara, a waitress wrangling with the breakup of a three-way relationship. In her frustrated attempt to experience love in an unconventional format, she ends up sharing in the disappointment of her father, an old hippie who sees his old commune transformed into an airbnb for artists looking for something new.
On the eve of its decriminalization for recreational use, marijuana is the silent well that waters the whole region. Just as the lives of the residents and seasonal blow-ins revolve around its growth cycle, the unfolding of its decriminalization pervades the existence of various generations. Incorporating this omnipresence into her own novel, Bensimon threads into her fiction the true and often unknown stories of many of the figures on either side of the marijuana divide, making The Smoke Gardeners Club a skillfully-wrought panoramic tale.
The Sun On My Head
In O sol na cabeça, Geovani Martins narrates the childhood and adolescence of boys for whom the inherent anxieties and difficulties of being that age are combined with the violence of growing up on the wrong side of the “Divided city”, Rio de Janeiro in the first decades of the 21st century. In “Rolézim”, a group of teenagers go to the beach in the summer of 2015, when Rio’s military police claimed to be combatting the wave of group muggings by clamping down on favela kids who tried to get to the beaches of the city’s South Zone. In “A história do Periquito e do Macaco” [“The story of the budgie and the monkey”], we are presented with the changes that have taken place in the favela community of Rocinha after the Police Pacification Unit (UPP) was established there. Set in 2013, when most of Rio’s middle class still saw this initiative by security chief José Beltrame as a panacea to cure all ills, the story shows that, for the sector of the population under the police’s control, the second “P” of the acronym was not exactly their reality. In “Estação Padre Miguel” [“Father Miguel Station”], five friends find themselves in the sights of local drug dealers’ guns. In these and other stories the author’s narrative abilities stand out, as he paints with vibrant colours characters and settings without ever losing the sense of suspense or focus on the action. In contemporary Brazilian literature, which so often neglects the plot in favour of supposed formal experimentations, O sol na cabeça is another welcome newcomer.
The Thursday Court
Walter and José Victor have been exchanging messages for years. In these messages, the two middle-aged advertising executives have developed their own dialect, in which insults and aggression are part and parcel of a game between close friends. This is the type of message, it should be said, that could cause someone’s life to implode if it ever went public, but that between the two of them is nothing more than a bit of fun involving two people who know each other well. However, that is exactly what happens in The thursday court, the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Diário da queda (Diary of the Fall). As he struggles with the discovery that his friend Walter is HIV positive, José Victor sees his life fall apart when his ex-wife, who has just found out that she is being cheated on, goes public with the two friends’ messages. A small masterpiece about relationships, friendship and the public and private judges that inhabit our lives.
Twenty After Midnight
In the midst of an intense heat wave and a bus strike that has brought the city to a halt, three friends meet up again in Porto Alegre. In the late 1990s they caused an Internet sensation with their digital fanzine Orangotango. Now the death of the fourth member of the group brings the researcher Aurora, the artist-turned-advertising exec Antero, and the journalist Emiliano back together again.
Skilfully encapsulating the generation that grew up with the birth of the Internet, Galera explores lives caught between unfulfilled promises and apocalyptic aspirations. Twenty after midnight is a powerful portrait of a generation of young people who were handed a fractured world and for whom the future may not signify anything more.
In 2013, Fernando Aguzzoli gave up his job and studies to take care of his grandmother, Nilva, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Living together, they shared fun moments, stories and confidences, which he decided to share on a Facebook page. Updated with Fernando’s daily posts and photos, the page touched hundreds of people and gained thousands of fans. This was the start of Who, Me?, a collection of their time together, and the book also includes interviews with professionals to help other families facing the same challenge.
Cortez Publishing House was established in 1980 and has released more than 3,000 titles throughout its history. Since that time, Cortez has become a reference in academic publishing, sought after by students, professors and professionals alike in the fields of Social and Human Sciences – especially in the areas of Education, Sociology, Social Work, and Linguistics. In addition to an extensive selection in these areas, the first catalogue with titles for children and young adults was released in 2004. As of May 2018, over 380 titles have been published in this category. Today you can find the high quality work of Cortez´s qualified professionals – internationally acclaimed, award-winning Brazilian scholars, authors, and illustrators – in the classrooms of schools and universities all over Brazil, awakening readers to the importance of education, mutual respect, tolerance, sustainability, multiculturalism and social diversity.
Antonio Erivan Gomes
ABC dos Direitos Humanos (The ABC's of Human Rights)
Dulce Seabra and Sérgio Maciel
“A” is for article and there are 30 of them in
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The first one states that all humans are
born free and equal in dignity and rights
and should act towards one another in a
spirit of brotherhood. The declaration is an
extremely important document that exists
to ensure justice, peace, mutual respect and
dignity to every person. These rights are
applicable everywhere and are the same
for everyone regardless of creed, race, and
gender. This book is a fun and entertaining
way to introduce the subject to children
from an early age, so they can help build
a world that is gentler, more just, happier,
and more understanding, abundant with
Author: Dulce Seabra and Sérgio Maciel
Illustrator: Albert Llinares
Pages: 64 – Format: 18 x 28
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This set of short, emotive poems bring
meaning to several innate childhood feelings
and memories—from the solitude of a child’s
bedroom to the abstract nature of their own
thoughts—and helps unravel some of the
mysteries surrounding our earliest emotions.
An accompanying musical CD offers a
further sensory dynamic and encourages
both parent and child to interpret the poetry
without rhyme or reason, just affection.
Bebezinho da velhinha (The old lady's baby)
Silvana de Menezes
What if you knew an old lady
who has a baby no one has
ever seen? What if you believe
it? The whimsy and warmth of
author Silvana de Menezes take
children on an imaginative,
delightful, fun, and suspenseful
quest to know what is behind
such mystery. It is a terrific
story that teaches both
children and adults the value
of commitment, friendship, and
Breeze is a girl who has the world at the tip of her crayons. Her perceptive nature leads her to believe the wind whispers things in our ears, tangles our hair—and our thoughts—and fills our heads with dreams. And so she draws life on floors, walls and furniture. A perfect balance between the predictable and the unexpected, this book´s refreshingly graceful illustrations harmonize with a delicate yet powerful story about the winds and the whirlwinds we feel inside when we choose to see life through our heart´s eyes.
Cidade dos carregadores de pedras (Stone carriers)
Peter has always believed that he must
walk around carrying a load of rocks (his
own and everyone else’s). One day he
comes across a girl who carries no rocks
at all. Both children and parents will find
wisdom in this insightful story about
the shame and fears forced upon most
of us for generations and the liberating
moment when we let go of them.
Coisas que chegam, coisas que partem ( Things that come, things that go)
This collection of short, lyric poems recalls the
fleeting nature of time. The poems speak of
unforgettable moments, beloved people in our
lives, and special experiences. The comings
and goings described here tend to awaken
the strong feelings - sometimes pleasant,
sometimes sad – that follow us throughout
our lives. Teachers will find this book, with its
relatable topics and familiar illustrations, an
excellent way to bring children into the world
Author: Ninfa Parreiras
Illustrator: Cláudia Ramos
Como se constrói a paz (How to build peace)
Luis Henrique Beust and Silmara Rascalha Casadei
The arrival of a new guy at school disliked
by his peers stirs emotions among a group of
students. Written with simplicity especially
for young adults, this is a thorough book
that covers issues of war as kids debate on
peace. Young adults will relate the common
moments of their daily lives with the theories,
contributions, and reflections left by science,
fine arts, literature, music, films and religions
as ways to the harmonious coexistence among
all human beings. This page-turner proves
that with education and altruism a respectful,
pleasurable and altogether peaceful
coexistence among men is, indeed, feasible.
Conscientization Critical Consciousness
This book, newly translated from the original version, focuses on liberation in education. In the author’s view, the objective of education is to liberate oneself from injustice and an oppressive reality. Education, therefore, seeks liberation, the radical transformation of the subject, who is educated and who also educates. His accusation of an unjust world opens the door to a transformational criticism capable of ushering in a new reality. Education for liberation is situated on the horizon of a utopian view of society. For Freire, this new reality is the utopia of today’s educator.
Descoberta (The discovery)
There once was a little boy who loved to plant his square, little
garden. His neighbor, the little girl, drew poems that were whimsical and tangled. Although
they were very different, the little boy and the little girl liked each other very much. In fact, he liked
her so much that he tried to be as perfect as possible so that she would like him even more. This
picture book features unique black and white, stick figure illustrations. Their simplicity reflects the magical simplicity of the story’s theme: you do not have to do anything special to receive love, just be yourself and feel what you feel. Teachers and parents alike will enjoy reading this story with the children in their lives.
Descobrindo a arqueologia (Discovering archeology)
Luis Pezo Lanfranco, Cecília Petronilho and Sabine Eggers
The loss of a pet tortoise is the starting point for an
archaeologist to teach his grandchildren world history
through archaeology. The old man invites the children to
discover how people from different races and times lived
and how they used to deal with loss and death. From
romantic love stories to the simple hunter-gatherer lifestyle,
mummies and bones found all over the world help piece
together civilizations of the past. This lushly illustrated
book is filled with photos of actual archaeological sites,
factoids, and lots of interesting information about the
people who came before us and led us to where we are
right now. The basic, yet thorough, introduction to the field
of archeology will have young readers wanting to make
repeated short visits to the past.
Entre o céu e o inferno (Between heaven and hell)
Belief free from reason. Art in the
middle Ages was all about an
invisible world people believed in
and was terrified of inhabited by a
hoard of angels and demons. For
the peoples in the middle Ages,
paintings were gifts presented
to god and the saints (mainly
displayed in cathedrals, churches,
palaces, monasteries) to straighten
their relationship with them and
receive back favors and forgiveness.
The easy to read and understand
texts in this book provide both
the young reader and adults with
a comprehensive overview of a
particular period in time that has
deeply impacted the development of
Gigi e Napoleão (Gigi and Napoleon)
Gigi and Napoleon are keen
observers. The two friends ponder
the contradictions of the world.
Several of their findings evoke some
profound questions for
young readers to consider.
Join Gigi and Napoleon on their
journey of discovery as they draw
on an ever-changing world.
Livro que lê gente (The Books who Reads People)
Alexandre de Castro Gomes
Aladdin, a dusty library veteran meets
a recent arrival and a fast friendship
forms. The not-quite-new Pinocchio
wonders what will become of him now
that he has ended up on the highest shelf
in the library, but Aladdin, time-worn
and wise, reassures him. Although they
keep getting pushed up to higher and
higher shelves, eventually they will be
recycled and become brand new books.
In the meantime, Aladdin teaches his
young friend how to read the people
who come into their library, finding clues
from the items they bring in and the
books they choose to read. This charming story of friendship, reading,
and imagination will delight readers young and old, making it a perfect
choice for reading aloud.
Silvana de Menezes
The pet flea of the old watchmaker’s
dog, Lucrécia has only 5 legs, a fact
which causes her great distress. She
believes that if she could just find her
family, she would be able to understand
why she had been born different.
Convinced that she would find her longlost
family in the flea circus on top of the
watchmakers table, Lucrécia reaches out
for help from Mrs. Spider, who weaves her
a ladder and gives her a pair of wings from
a captured fly. Aided by richly detailed
illustrations, this is a captivating story
of perserveance, finding oneself, and
satisfaction with a life well-lived.
Madiba O menino Africano (Madiba, the African boy)
Rogerio Andrade Barbosa
This is the splendid story of an ordinary,
defiant, troublemaking village boy who
grows up to lead an entire nation to
freedom. From Nelson Mandela’s childhood
in the boondocks of South Africa, to his
many years in prison and, finally, to his
freedom and extraordinary rise to become
the dynamic leader of his country. The
youngest readers will be taken on an everso-
inspiring journey to the life of a man
whose trailblazing accomplishments took
him to be a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Menina cabeça de vento (The girl with the wind in her head)
There once was a girl who seemed to have a litt le window
that opened up from the very top of her head. It was right
there where the good ideas passed by and fell from the
sky. The girl designed her thoughts from the ideas that
the wind brought her. One day an idea that changed
everything fell down from the sky. From then on no other
idea could get into her head, until one day she realized
that she was capable of creating her own good thoughts
and ideas and casting out the bad ones. This picture book
is truly unique in concept, in story, and in illustrations. It is
a must-have for any child’s or classroom library.
Author: Sandra Branco
Pages: 24 – Format: 21 x 28
Menina e seus pontinhos (The spotted heart girl)
Silmara Rascalha Casadei
One upon a time there was a little
girl who had a problem spots that
popped out all over her heart. A warm
relationship between the girl and a wise
old man take her on a journey into her
own heart to reveal that each spot is a
special story of her life. This thoughtful
friendship encourages the girl to value
those stories as feelings and she then
begins to embrace a whole new world
of self-acceptance and freedom.
Author: Silmara Rascalha Casadei
O caminhão (The truck)
When will the truck get here? Is it close? Marina
and her sisters wait. It’s still a few days away. The
whole family waits. Patience is a virtue, but it also
provokes questions. What is the truck carrying?
Where is it coming from? This is a story of intrigue
and anticipation. Follow the truck on its journey to
Marina’s family home as it makes its way through
different places, landscapes and roads, all the while
recording new stories to be told on the day that the
Ovelha negra de Rita (Rit's black sheep)
Silvana de Menezes
Rita’s best friend is a black sheep. They do everything and go
everywhere together. One day Rita falls sick and the black
sheep will prepare Rita a sweet surprise proving she is indeed
the best friend ever! A touching picture book that is sure to
enchant and entertain both children and adults.
Sapo e a lagarta (The flog and the cartepillar)
and the cartepillar
Have you ever had a friend who
suddenly vanished without
warning? That’s what happened
to the frog in this story. Initially
he was saddened by the
sudden disappearance, but, as
his curiosity peaked, he was
fascinated to discover what had
happened to his missing friend.
This is an endearing story of
friendship and transformation,
sure to captivate any curious
Teo e Daniel (Theo and Daniel)
Silvana de Menezes
Theo and Daniel are brothers. Theo
idolizes his brother so much that
he seldom leaves his side. One day,
however, Theo decides that he’s had
enough and tells his little brother to go
and find some friends of his own age.
Dejected, Daniel sets out to make new
friends and discover his independence.
This delightful story touches on the
notion of individuality and how
brotherly love is often more than just
Teo quer um abraço (Theo wants a hug)
Silvana de Menezes
What do you do when you are
a prickly porcupine who just
wants a hug? None of his friends
want to get too close, so Theo is
feeling sad and a little rejected.
His friend Lamb has the perfect
solution. The story of this cute,
little porcupine is the perfect way
to talk about all sorts of different
ways to show affection.
Author and illustrator:
Silvana de Menezes
Pages: 28 – Format: 21 x 21
The book of farts
Pass gas, cut one, cut the cheese. No matter how we say it, animals do it, mothers and sisters do it, even Rapunzel and Snow White fart. This book takes a funny, entertaining, and relatable look at the natural, bodily functions, which can be the source of so much humor.
THE BOY WHO COLLECTED WATER
ELAINE PASQUALI CAVION
Young boys love to collect things: stamps, rocks, coins, truck toys, and even bugs. Francisco collects water and he has thousands of reasons to collect it. Water nurtures our imagination, quenches our dreams, and holds us forever close to everything and everyone we love. Francisco keeps a jar filled with the peaceful and wise water he collected the day he went fishing with his grandpa. And he loves the way water reflects the moon! Every tear, every dive in the river, and every summer shower holds within itself the simplicity of happiness. Little Captain Francisco invites children and adults alike to navigate through life with love, poetry, and joy.
Through the window of a train
The window of a train turns a little boy’s trip to visit his cousins into a journey of discovery. Children will be swept away through the fields, soar in the skies, and rush into tunnels as they learn that life’s real adventures are the ones that make us see the world through different eyes. The captivating storyline and the beautiful illustrations by award-winning author and illustrator, Lucia Hiratsuka, conduct the early reader on a delightful ride through an array of outlines, sights, and words as they persuade adults to sign up for a nostalgic ride back into the past.
XenophobiaFear and rejection of the foreigner
Durval Muniz de Albuquerque Junior
This book deals with one of the greatest problems of our day: xenophobia, or fear of the foreign and the foreigner. In an increasingly globalized world, large numbers of people relocate to new countries and continents in search of opportunity and fleeing situations of war and poverty. This movement provokes tensions between these contemporary nomads, who wander the globe in search of a new life, and the populations and places who receive them. The book seeks to approach various dimensions of the problem and help educators approach these issues in the classroom.
DSOP Educação Financeira Ltda
DSOP Publishing is a department of DSOP Financial Education, a Brazilian Group dedicated to financial literacy. The Group has a network of franchises in Brazil, boasting a total of over 1.000 Financial Educators in Brazil and a branch in the United States. More than 2.000 schools have adopted our methodology, over 1,200,000 students have been literate and extended it to their families.
A book is capable of turning children's fears, desires and needs into strength so that they become subjects of their stories. And it happens early in childhood when they begin to have contact with the things around them. For this audience, the DSOP presents books with little or no text and that work the children's playfulness from the book object. In Dream Journal, a picture book, the child is invited to share the story using the images as guiding line. They take the children through the story of the boy who dreams of playing on a swing.
Money Boy Family Dreams
An inquisitive and enthusiastic dreamer, this is The Boy, the determined hero of this sweet story. Through a light and engaging narrative about life, the text brings important lessons about our relationship with the building of our own dreams and the importance of family.
Money Boy Friends Helping Friends
In the third volume of the series, Money Boy and his friends face a new challenge to become true entrepreneurs. A hot topic in today´s world, the subject is addressed in a language suited to children. Along with his friend Spender and now with the help of new friend Victoria, Money Boy continues on his mission to dissemine the methodology of fullfilment of dreams in the lives of everyone he meets.
Money Boy Goes to School
In the second book of the series, with the help of Teacher Raymoney, The Boy quickly learns the importance of setting aside part of what he earns in order to make his dreams come true in the future. In fact, he learns so fast that he teaches his own father! As the world unfolds before The Boy´s bright eyes, he learns more importantt things like not all our dreams can be purchased with coins.
Money Boy in a Sustainable World
In the fourth volume of the series, Money Boy and his group of friends learn lessons about environmental social and financial sustainability. They dream together about a better, more sustainable world, where all people can live in harmony. In this book the five R´s (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose) are presented in an academic and creative way.
Money Boy Little Citizen
In the fifth volume of the series, Money Boy, now older, is going through the passage from childhood to pre-adolescence. He and his friends learn an important lesson about autonomy with Teacher Raymoney and must resort to the DSOP Methodology to manage their allowances and make their dreams come true. Money Boy dreams of going on a trip in order to get to know the city where his grandparents live.
The Boy and the Money
Delicate and engaging, the story of The Boy and the Money captures children´s imagination and inspires them to approach the topic of finance in a totally spontaneous and creative way. Completely inmersed in the tale, children and adults will be able to reflect on their own relationship with material and non-material things, giving rise to new attitudes and values.
The Boy, the Money and the Anthopper
The third and final volume of the series, makes The Boy - the protagonist of the story- ponder on the importance of the balance that exists in each element, so that the world can flow in a natural motion, alternating cycles and bringing prosperity, joy and the fulfilment of individual and collective dreams, both tangible and intangible.
The Boy, the Money and the Three Piggy Banks
The second book in the series that began with The Boy and the Money, this title brings into play the same character (The Boy) as he interacts with some unusual gifts he got from his mother. At first, the boy does not see their importance, but with his mother´s help and through his own initiative, he eventually discovers that they can help him achieve his dreams, if he changes his attitudes.
Dufaux Publishing House has more than thirteen years of experience on the market and stays between the ten greater publishing houses selling in the self-help and spiritualism market in Brazil, having published more than 1,300,000 books. Providing an enhanced and unique content we choose self-awareness as a way to improve human realizations. Our books are an invitation to build a more conscious and responsible humanity thanks to the self-transformation of the individual. As opinion makers we aim knowledge disseminating and improving emotional, mental and spiritual conditions to overcome the life challenges.
Maria José da Costa
Depression and self-knowledge
A complementary treatment of depression focuses on your emotional and behavioral education to learn how to deal with the disappointments and setbacks that life presents you. Depression, before being a psychic problem, is a moral pain. Being able to look within yourself with compassion and wisdom will allow you to understand your emotions to create a healing mechanism for your conflicts. The healing work begins by taking care of fear and guilt, two very important feelings for growth, when you learn what they want to teach.
Wanderley Oliveira and Ermance Dufaux
This book’s approaches are strong directions to eradicate unhealthy pride and, at the same time, a script to the pursuit of happiness which will only begin to emerge when you have the courage to face the illusions that you built about yourself, seeing your reality in order to rescue the divine self that you are meant to be.
Differences are not defects
Wanderley Oliveira and Ermance Dufaux
The beauty of life is in being different and having something new to teach and learn from other people. For this, you need to develop the ability to put yourself in other's shoes and live well with the differences, without wanting, arrogantly, that people are the way you think they should be.
Even if you do not agree with the singularity of the other, it is your duty to proceed with unalterable respect for differences, at any time and place, consolidating an example of fraternal coexistence
Emotions that heal
Wanderley Oliveira and Ermance Dufaux
Accepting the positive side of emotions, even unpleasant ones, is a therapeutic way of living because it leads you to make use of two essential treatments for your healing: the adequacy of your feelings and thoughts to reality and the development of self-acceptance. This inner climate produces acceptance of the personal problems you deny in yourself, allowing you to turn guilt, anger, fear, and other feelings into forces for your psychic and emotional release.
Fall in love with yourself
Have you ever heard someone say to someone else, "my life is you."?
As long as the main axis of your life is another person, your emotional safety will always be threatened, as the fear of loss will prowl your every minute. That way, even without meaning to, you move away from the only source of happiness and fulfillment: yourself. Have a complete view of who you are, trust your potential, and draw closer to your inner nature. Fall in love with you. Good journey!
Forgiveness, the freedom key
Adriana Machado and Ezequiel
How to face the death of a single child? In the face of mourning and frustration there is in this painful experience a challenging process of self-knowledge that invites you to see life differently and to accept the fact that you can not change what is beyond your capacity and reach. Above all, forgive yourself and who hurts you. This is the key to your liberation.
Lessons to self-love
Wanderley Oliveira and Ermance Dufaux
The first step to inner is the self-love. Have the courage to see your defects and accept yourself as you are, seeking in God the strengths to overcome the flaws that you didn’t succeed yet. Do your best and make a commitment to never give up fighting and seeking your happiness.
Listening to Feelings
Wanderley Oliveira and Ermance Dufaux
Listening to feelings does not mean adopting them promptly, but accepting them in your intimacy and creating a friendly relationship with all of them without repressing or embarrassing yourself. This attitude is the first step towards an educational dialogue with your inner world. Only then you will have connection with your real psychological identity, allowing the self-discovery in the direction of your uniqueness.
Love beyond everything
Wanderley Oliveira e Inácio Ferreira
Change is a decision that only you can make. And it should be a change accomplished with deep respect, knowledge of your abilities, and love yourself. Avoid the rules that force you to follow paths that hurt you and to hold labels that have nothing to do with your inner nature. How long are you willing to live under the weight of these illusions? Know your truth above appearances. Open yourself a new way to connect with your individuality and put love beyond everything.
Not everything is karma, but everything is choice
Adriana Machado and Ezequiel
You are a free agent and for this reason you can modify your life schedule at any time, there are always alternative plans. For this reason, you are totally responsible for the choices you make since life is a set of opportunities that will lead you to choose the best paths.
Pleasure of Living
Wanderley Oliveira and Ermance Dufaux
The main starting points for achieving the pleasure of living are based on the following principles: the rescue of the art of dreaming, the development of emotional honesty, the education of affective need, the death of idealization, the cure of ignorance and the sense of continuity of life. This set of principles forms the basis of their liberation and pleasure of life.
Seven ways to self-love
Wanderley de Oliveira and Father João de Angola
One of the fundamental points of this work is the recovery of self-esteem. It is possible to create a more organized psychological life around inner serenity. Just realize the benefits of respect for yourself. Your mental health and emotional balance depend on knowing how to develop a relationship that is rich of self-love.
The Truth Beyond Appereances
Free yourself from anxiety and distress by directing your resources to the only time that really matters: the present. In it you can build a new, wide and lucid look that will lead you to see your truths beyond appearances. Through self-knowledge, seek the consciousness of being fully and being the driver of your destiny.
Uncomplicate, be light
Start looking more for what you want, get ready to give up your list of charges for everything you have done for the one you love, invest in a therapeutic process that helps you understand your emotions, make a commitment with your light side that is waiting for care, have the courage to look at the true dark feelings you have and, above all, believe that any time and in any age, life begins even when you courageously decide to love and give yourself the title of most important person of your life.
What's the measure of your love?
Wanderley Oliveira and Ermance Dufaux
Often, your way of loving is closer to an individualistic view than to an authentic experience of this feeling. For a correct perception, begin to observe your performance in life. Family, work, religious and social activities come to be seen with a new look. You are no longer inserted in them as the simple consequence of the act of living. You act objectively as a transformation agent of yourself and of the world. It is time to start seeing yourself in a more conscious and safe way, providing a lucid and constructive performance. Realize that it is not you who are in the world, but the world that is in you. "What is the measure of your love?" talks about overcoming limits, cultivating healthy relationships, and motivating you to overcome emotional barriers. Seek and build this new look to the world.
Edições Sesc SP
Sesc’s work seeks to integrate ideas and differences, encourage reflection and develop identity. Guided by the concept of continuing education, Sesc promotes encounters between people and different artistic and cultural manifestations, publishing books with an emphasis on the arts and humanities. With an eclectic catalogue allowing for reflection on many aspects of the contemporaneity, Edições Sesc reinforces its fundamentally humanist vision and therefore contributes to democratize culture, a mission that has been embraced by the institution since its founding.
1917: EL AÑO QUE SACUDIÓ EL MUNDO
Ivana Jinkings y Kim Doria
Teniendo en consideración los aspectos culturales, político-económicos y filosóficos inaugurados con la Revolución Rusa de 1917, y la ocasión de su centenario, las Edições Sesc São Paulo y la Boitempo Editorial publican 1917 - El año que sacudió el mundo. En el libro, autores como Marilena Chaui, Isabel Loureiro, Tamas Krausz, José Luiz Del Roio, Arlete Cavaliere y Bruno Gomide ahondan en temas como la influencia y la herencia del movimiento en Brasil, las relaciones entre pensamiento filosófico y revolución, la participación de las mujeres revolucionarias, el legado de la Revolución, el cine soviético y la literatura rusa. Todos los textos son seguidos por fotografías y carteles de la época, que discuten y representan el legado y el proceso de la Revolución.
MICHEL ARNOULT, DESIGN AND UTOPIA FURNITURE IN SERIES FOR ALL
This book is dedicated to the life and work of the French designer Michel Arnoult, a point of reference for furniture design in Brazil. His work is distinguished by quality, sustainability, practicality, and the popularization of furniture design in the country. This book traces Arnoult’s trajectory from his education in France to his arrival in Rio de Janeiro and his settlement in São Paulo, highlighting his immense artistic and esthetic legacy and his pioneering role in the creation of beautiful and simple furniture accessible to all.
A collection of essays by Brazilian and French philosophers, the Mutations series discusses the new projects of life that technology presents and the collapse of strong moral, ethical and political paradigms. Praise of Sloth approaches idleness in order to rethink the meaning of life in a world of incessant labor. Passionate Sources of Violence reflects on the innumerous sources and kinds of violence in the contemporary world. The New Utopic Spirit analyses the concept of utopia throughout history and how it is understood and expressed nowadays.
SEVENTH ART, A MODERN CULT
A classic of the historiography of world cinema in Brazil, Seventh art presents the affirmation of cinema as a form of art and the reasons for its reception as a fundamentally modern artistic language. After many years out of print, this book returns with a new introduction by the author, as well as notes commenting on the text in the light of the evolution of cinema and its critique. Ismail Xavier is considered one of the most important thinkers and professors of the critique and history of cinema in Brazil.
THE ARAWETÉ. A TUPI INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE AMAZON
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Camila de Caux and Guilherme Orlandini Heurich
The third revised and enlarged edition of the study by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro on the Araweté. This edition celebrates thirty years of pioneering research by one of the most prestigious Brazilian anthropologists and, above all, praises the struggle of the Tupi people to survive, resist, and reinvent themselves without losing their culture.
Founded in October 1928, Atheneu’s catalogue already has more than 1458 books. On average we release six publications a month, all written by Brazilian authors. Due to our dedication to editorial quality, Atheneu received the 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Brazilian Award “Prêmio Jabuti” in the elds of Natural Sciences and Medicine, the most important award in this area and considered the “Oscar” of Literature. In 2003 Antheneu also won the Latin American Award “Integración” from the Camara Internacional de Pesquisas e Integración Social.
Condutas No Paciente Grave - 4ª edição
Elias Knobel was able to bring together a team that demonstrated that, with high technology and qualified human resources, it was possible to produce and publish scientific publications and works.
Is a book in which all this experience is contained in its various sections and chapters, disseminating and generating knowledge for health professionals.
Manual de Condutas em Cardio-Oncologia
Ludmila Abrahã Hajjar, Roberto Kalil Filho, Paulo Marcelo Gehm Hoff
Recent advances in oncology have represented a significant paradigm shift in understanding the natural history of cancer patients. In recent years, cancer has come to be understood as a chronic disease with multiple forms of treatment, and the patient, whose survival has increased considerably, is exposed for a longer time to risk factors for cardiovascular disease and suffers the potential injuries of treatment with effects of cardiotoxicity.
The cardiologist plays a fundamental role in the care of the cancer patient - to promote the adequacy of the means for the patient to receive the proposed treatment in a safe manner, guaranteeing the maximum cardiovascular protection. Simultaneously, the interaction between the cardiologist and the oncologist aims to promote the cardiovascular health of the cancer patient, preventing, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular diseases in an efficient way.
Medicina Cardiovascular Reduzindo o Impacto das Doenças - 2 volumes
Roberto Kalil Filho,Valetin Fuster e Cícero Piva de Albuquerque
In Brazil, cardiovascular disease has shown worrying growth, due to changes in lifestyle, especially sedentary lifestyle, stress and food. Its growth also extends to population aging.
In this sense, it is understood the urgent need to expand the prevention and promotion of cardiovascular health, as well as its treatment and rehabilitation. Its dissemination through the media and public health programs is part of these actions to reduce its incidence.
Tratado De Anestesiologia SAESP – 8ª edição
Luiz M. Cangiani, Maria José C. Carmona, Marcelo Luis A. Torres, Carlos O. Bastos
And the classic of Brazilian Anesthesiology, now in its eighth edition, fully revised and expanded. The editors constructed the book based on the major themes of the evidence for the top title in anesthesiology. They also followed the curriculum practiced for the future specialists in the centers of education of anesthesiology training existing in the main states of Brazil.
Tratado de Dor
Irimar de P. Posso, Eduardo Grossmann,Paulo Renato B. da Fonseca,Dirce Maria N. Perissinotti
The book is geared towards suppressing pain or at least its relief. As is known, more than 50% of the population suffers some type of pain.
Treated patients, although with sufficiently recovered survival or quality of life, presented chronic pungent pain. The pro-euthanasia current has emerged in the last decade.
But euthanasia was not the way to relieving pain. There were other resources that medical science, with its advancement, would offer.
The International Association for the Study of Pain is born, of which the Brazilian Society for the Study of Pain is one of its greatest chapters.
Tratado de Gastroenterologia – Da Graduação à Pós-Graduação – 2ª edição
Schlioma Zaterka e Jaime Natan Eisig (in memoriam)
The book is the result of the unique joint effort of its Editors, Associate Editors and Authors.It draws attention to his creative didactic, unique approach in the comprehensive and at the same time detailed form that begins in the doctor-patient relationship, extends to the careful clinical examination and, finally, reaches the most advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Editora Brazil Tax Guide Ltda.
We are a publishing house that handles, at the moment, the production, rights and sales of Brazil Tax Guide for Foreigners, the most complete and comprehensive book on all aspects of Brazilian taxation. We are focuses on tax publications in English and Portuguese languages. Our Brazil Tax Guide for Foreigners has four editions and have been sold in 43 countries since 2011.
David Roberto R. Soares da Silva
Brazil Tax Guide for Foreigners - 4th edition
David Roberto R. Soares da Silva
One of the largest consuming markets in the world, Brazil is a preferred destination for companies seeking to do business internationally. However, the complexity of the country’s intricate legal and tax environments requires knowledge and careful planning.
Brazil Tax Guide for Foreigners is the most valuable and successful work on Brazilian taxation in the English language, used in more than 45 countries by multinational companies, entrepreneurs, professionals, government officials, and diplomatic services. Written entirely in English, Brazil Tax Guide for Foreignersis designed to be a reference work for two different worlds: that of foreigners desiring to understand how Brazil’s tax system works before investing, doing business or living in the country, and also that of local companies and professionals assisting foreigners in their business and projects in Brazil.
The book explains most aspects of Brazilian taxation in a language accessible to anyone unfamiliar with the local legal or tax terminology. It covers all levels of Brazilian taxation (federal, state and local), as well as other relevant tax-related matters, including foreign trade, tax treaties, tax incentives and special regimes, tax returns, successor liability, tax litigation, bank secrecy, money laundering, and major tax disputes before Brazil’s higher courts. It also provides valuable information on foreign capital registration with the Central Bank.
In such a complex legal and tax environment, Brazil Tax Guide for Foreigners continues providing essential and valuable information for anyone interested in investing, doing business or living in one of the most exciting countries in the world.
Editora da UFPA
The Federal University of Pará is the most important academic and scientific institution in the Amazon region and ed.ufpa is its editorial house. Ed.ufpa publishes original or reedited works, classical or contemporary, of scientific, academic, artistic, and cultural interest, mainly, but not only, by in house author. The editorial guidelines reflect its role as a university publishing house in the Amazonian social and cultural context, linked to the institutional objectives of academic excellence.
ENCHANTMENT OF WORDS
João de Jesus Paes Loureiro
Some of the themes conveyed in other works by Paes Loureiro, such as the Amazonian man, myths, nature, and religion, reappear in this book, in which the poet is in search of senses and meanings for his verse. The focus of his theoretical as well in his artistic writing, the enchanted words in this volume aim at being the language which, as a metaphor of the real world, veil and unveil it. In this poetic dimension, Enchantment of Words is the existence and the image in the verses that cast and uncast the spell carried by words.
EVERYDAY WEAVING: RELIGION, POLITICS, WAR, AND BUSINESS IN GRÃO-PARÁ DURING THE 1700s
José Alves de Souza Junior
What can a historian do to serenely evaluate the episode which took place in Pará, Brasil and the Western World, confronting those who defended and accused the Jesuits? Which documental choices should be made when faced with tremendous amounts of letters, documents, and property deeds? Based on rich, carefully read, handwritten documentation the author examines the expulsion of the Jesuit Order within the framework of great changes that occurred in the Western World during the 17th century, such as the consolidation of capitalism and the definite affirmation of modernity.
Rosângela DarwichHours ago is a book for those who enjoy words and the relationships they enable between images and emotions. Written along three decades, the short and untitled poems therein invite the reader to construct narratives that unfold beyond the book's pages. The last one, in German, followed by the author's translation into Portuguese, is an instance of the multiple possibilities and directions of poetry.
PATH TO MARAHU
This book probably contains the author’s finest poems. In the preface, the critic Davi Arrigucci Jr. states that “it seems that Max had been constantly tuning his words in a personal direction towards an intimate investigation: an ascetically cut language in its rare condensation as to give meaning to the world’s inward conundrums, especially those which arise from feelings of love in its playful and grave knots, thus resulting in an unexpected transcendence, which almost reaches the ineffable silence”. Path to Marahu is part of the complete works of Max Martins, a collection organized by Age de Carvalho.
STILL: ON JOURNEY
Age de Carvalho
The poems in Still: on Journey confirm the aesthetic and existential restlessness of the author’s previous works, this time dwelling on several issues related to travelling (into the body, the family, places, and essentially through the passage to death). Manuel da Costa Pinto states that Age’s travels, a paraense settled in Europe, reach larger dimensions: “A double exile – geographical and poetic – distinguishes this writer’s trajectory as one which dwells on the fringes of Brazil’s main literary currents, thus bringing fresh energy into Brazilian poetry”.
THE ISSUE OF HOUSING IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF AMAZONIAN CITIES
Joana Valente Santana, Anna Carolina Gomes Holanda, Aldebaran do Socorro Farias de Moura
The authors’ underlying academic trajectory, consisting of research, social actions and commitment to the search for “solutions to overt conflicts”, account for the effort employed in this work. A team of scholars with investigations carried out in the Amazonian context, discuss the effective “national nature” of a number of public actions developed in the scope of State policies, which have proposed new intervention dynamics within the Brazilian territory. The book deals with challenges emerging from the relations between State and Nation in the process of producing living areas.
Editora do Brasil
A Editora do Brasil S.A. desenvolve publicações educacionais há 75 anos, com livros didáticos e de literatura infantil e juvenil. Muitas dessas publicações foram premiadas por sua qualidade e recursos inovadores. Os livros são atuais e foram escritos e ilustrados por alguns dos melhores autores e ilustradores, muitos dos quais têm renome internacional. Com mais de 1.000 títulos em seu catálogo, a Editora do Brasil é uma das dez editoras brasileiras mais importantes neste segmento editorial.
Mr. Felipe Ramos Poletti
LOVE TALES FROM THE FIVE CONTINENTS
Alphabetic - The Almanac of the Poetic Alphabet
The alphabet has 26 letters and each one has many possibilities. When they are combined they help us to create many stories and jokes, but alone they can do a lot as well. They talk about love, Anthony and Aline, the ball game, the alien Enzo, the florist Floriano and more. They show us how our vocabulary is rich and how we can have fun with it.
Cindy is possibly the most beautiful girl in the kingdom. After losing her parents too early, she goes to live with her stepmother and spends her days crying and complaining. She doesn’t help in the castle services or with selling bread. However, an invitation to a ball makes Cindy think that she can change her life, but maybe, things can’t be so easily solved…
But... Collection (Who is Afraid?, Is It Sweet?, And Is It Always Like This?)
The titles in the BUT... Collection present the most popular children’s characters in unusual and funny situations. The books deconstruct stereotypes such as the big bad wolf, the sweet fairy, and the pirate with his wooden leg. The distortion shows different perspectives on these characters, offering reflection on fear, anger, Manichaeism, and plenty of fun for young readers. There is always another side of the story to see, you just need to unfold the page!
The Best of the Party
In this tale, the cat with the long nails, ran to chase the gray haired rat, who entered in the house of seven doors where the friar with the black cap and crooked cane live... The cake is baked and what will happen to all these characters? It is confusion that never ends, but the best of the party will arrive soon.
The Cure of the Earth
Moína is an indigenous girl who is very curious and loves to sit in her grandma’s lap, to listening to stories. She wants to understand the meaning of life and all of its transformations. However, a special story will reveal the pain that the indigenous people experienced, the discoveries and the wisdom of her ancestors and how they found the cure for one of our most precious possession: the Earth.
AN ADVENlURE IN SEARCH OF PEACE
Laura Patrícia Gutierréz
A book that tells the story of a boy who runs away and has a fantastic adventure in the quest to recover the peace of the inhabitants in an eccentric city. The plot is full of unusual characters and places that counteract the logic of things.
An engrossing plot, full of unusual surprises, that astonishes Alice in Wonderland of Lewis Carroll and, in other moves, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
It deals with the idea of relationships and social values.
I POKE YOU, VOU DONl POKE ME!
This book full of poetry comes to "poke" the reader withverses that speak about animais and about birds ... they (the poet- -author and the verses) want to awaken the reader to the life, singing and colors that exist in the fauna and floral
IS THE ANIMAL...?
Inspired by circle games, songs, sayings and other texts of the oral tradition, Amelia Albuquerque invites children of all ages to have fun with poems and discover many cool curiosities about the world of bugs. The illustrations complement the playful content of the book, increasing the possibilities to explore the work in other disciplines such as arts, mathematics, science and geography.
lHE ASSEMBlY OFANIMAlS
Simão de Miranda
Feeling like he is getting old, the lion king decides to choose a helper for the real tasks. As a democratic leader, he brings together the forest animais so that the candidates can put themselves forward by presenting their qualities and, in the end, the election takes place. In a humorous and playful way, the plot addresses important and current social issues, such as the environment, responsibility and solidarity.
THE MAGICIAN'S MEETING WITH A BUTTERFLY
Marisol Ginez Albano
The social values related to caring for the planet, exposed in a light and playful way, are the themes of this work that talks about transformation and reuse, inspiring us to take care of nature and the environment. The illustrations were created from reused objects, harmonizing both text and image with the work's proposal.
THE STORY OF A FISHERMAN
An exquisite book. Text and illustration united in a narrative that teaches, moves and transports the reader to the universe of a small community of fishermen where, in the simplicity of daily life, absolutely extraordinary things happen. Allow yourself to delve into the wonderful world of this beautiful story.
For 35 years Editora Positivo has shared its educational vocation with thousands of students and teachers all over Brazil. Its literature catalogue has been highly awarded. There are poetry books, illustrated books, picture books, novels, and short stories that all add to the formation of children, teenagers and adults as both readers and citizens.
Bárbara is a woman who lives to hoard things. The more impossible the ownership of something seems to be, the more she desires it. And all her efforts to make her whims come true depend on one man only: her husband. The woman’s body just grows and grows; while the man’s seems to shrink in front his wife’s exaggerations. A fantastic, absurd and wonderful story. But who’s never seen relationships like this? So unequal that just one side dedicates time and shows affection to the other?
Boat of dreams
How does an old man with an umbrella come to live on a desert island, his only companion a seagull? How do a boy and his cat live in an apparently inhabited city? Are this man and this boy separated only by distance, or also by time? In this voyage of the imagination, no distance is too far and no gulf of time unbridgeable. Or maybe this book is simply a boat to carry your dreams wherever you wish to sail.
This book is a collection of 25 poems – each one about a toy or a childhood game (both traditional and modern) – that bring a new perspective on how to engage in this playful universe. The poems show a simple and joyful language that matches the delicate and subtle pictures on the pages. These images bring together a different way of perceiving things and broaden one’s view, making the reader go beyond the text, diving deep into each verse’s meaning.
Images also tell stories. However, they require a creative and daring reader because as there are no words, the stories must be created. In this visual narrative, who mirrors whom? Does the man act like the tree or is it the other way around? Does one actually try to mimic the other? Maybe it’s a test. And if this is the case, who challenges whom? Is nature challenging the man or it is the man who is challenging nature? Is there only pain or, on the contrary, is there hope in these endless narratives that won’t stop sprouting?
Teleco, the bunny
Teleco is a talking bunny that is able to change into many other animals depending on his mood. A mood that tends to switch in just a matter of seconds. One day as he is wondering around the city, Teleco begins talking to a stranger, a quiet man, and with no previous arrangement decides to move in with him. This is the story of an improbable pair living together, yet it´s filled with resemblances of the normal life we believe we have.
Get ready to follow the construction of an extraordinary building: a modern day Tower of Babel. This is the story of the highest skyscraper ever, a huge job that stifles the mood of the engineer responsible and his crew. So much hard work and energy spent during work hours, on a job which will have debatable value and purpose, ends up causing conflict and hopelessness. When will the building finally be ready and, after that, what will happen to all those involved?
The flower in the woods
A boy plays around the woods and has his attention caught by a butterfly, not realizing it leads him straight to a girl that watches him from the woods. There, he is mesmerized by the girl, but is rescued by his dog, that wakens him from an enchantment. This is a mainly visual narrative that explores fantasy and popular imagination through a legendary character from Brazilian folklore, Comadre Florzinha, also known as Maria Florzinha, among other names.
Founded on April 2, 1992, the Projeto publishing company celebrates its 26th anniversary in 2018. Several items of its catalogue are part of the history of Brazilian literature for children, especially Poesia fora da estante (Poetry off the shelf), a best seller published in 1995, which has consistently sold 5.000 books a year since then. Other works translated into Portuguese also stand out as pioneering: A Epopeia de Gilgamesh (The Epic of Gilgamesh), trilogy by Ludmila Zeman, was the first Brazilian edition on Gilgamesh for children, and Zoo louco (Crazy Zoo) was the first work by renowed Argentine author María Elena Walsh ever translated in Brazil. Since its beginnings, Projeto has used the slogan Ler é pra cima! (Reading is uplifting!) because in this uplifting is contained the reason of a life between books: reading is interesting, exciting, thrilling. Reading is necessary because it makes ideas and sensations grow inside us. It is so good that it can make us fly.
A gust of wind
This is the story of Iris, a girl with a very attentive look at nature. She regards the tree as a friend, with whom she spends time and talks, and the wind as a game. It is a poetic narrative that speaks of childhood as a "gentle" time.
Peanne and the Princese ... or, Peanne’s gone crazy
This topsy-turvy fairy tale was first published in 1986. After a few years out of print, it comes back in an edition that honors the author from Rio de Janeiro, who passed away in 1997. The scruffy, shabby and assertive princess, first designed by Orthof herself, returns in cutouts and collages by Laura Castilhos. And the topic of women's empowerment has become more significant now than ever!
Hermes Bernardi Jr.
A strange creature lives on a Planet watering sentences that grow into flowers and stories. But the creature lacks memory so it locks away its stories in boxes until the day when something surprising happens. The author dedicates the book to the creatures who write, especially those who write for children, and to those who read, especially those who read to other creatures.
The Desirous Princess
This is the story of a princess born in a morning of strong colors and intense perfumes, and of a prince who arrived a while later, full of traveller’s curiosities. Before their encounter, a lot happens, though ... Ever since she was born, the Desirous Princess has wanted everything she has seen. As she grew up, so did her ambitions and the fear by her subjects, who eventually fled the kingdom. Alone, she finds herself taken by a different desire and discovers something that matters more than anything else.
The Moon Inside the Coconut
A little monkey wants to catch the moon. Was this a story heard in the author's childhood in Minas Gerais, or was it a legend Capparelli heard while he was in China? Not really caring about the answer to this question, the author presents us with his version of the story, in verse. Guazzelli creates illustrations that are both delicate and strong, while designer Marcio Koprowski harmonizes the whole by bringing fun movements and new meanings to the book pages.
This book, which reveals the relationship of a boy with his autistic brother, was created from the illustrator/author’s personal experience. Tom is a poetic narrative that surprises the reader with a story revealed through the narrator’s eyes and perception. As a true work of art, the book allows of different interpretations.
Editora Pulo do Gato
Founded in 2011, Pulo do Gato is a Publisher based on the promotion of literary reading for children and youth and propagation of works about reading, literature and Training of Readers. We believe that these two fronts - readers in formation and training of readers - are the main topics which reading and writing are inscribed as basic needs of every human being. Pulo do Gato carefully consider the aesthetic and literary characteristics of each book, the diversity of styles of the authors and illustrators, the variety of verbal and visual languages, unique themes approach, the artistic quality of the visual designs and formats.
Adelia lives in a country house. During the day she plays with her brothers, but at night, when everyone is asleep, something very strange happens ... Adélia fills herself with courage and, alone, travels a long way until the place that holds what you love the most: books and her new friend.
One day, a river
“One day, a river” is a lament, a cry for help from a defenseless river that has been flooded by the mining mud. The disaster destroys its waters and all the lives it shelters.
The book is narrated by the bittersweet voice of a river that regrets its fate as if singing a sad song, remembering the time when its bed and its banks were lively and colorful. Shown in the form of a child , this poetic and ardent river is inspired by the environmental disaster that hit the Rio Doce Basin in 2015, but it may as well represent all the environment.
For the girl, the most amazing person in the world was shes aunt and the best place to stay was in her closet, where she spent hours playing with the different and colorful clothes . One day, when she arrives at her aunt's house, she sees everything changed: her aunt is sad, her clothes are not funny, and her wardrobe is almost empty. How to make joy and the playing clothes come back?
Every morning, superdaddy goes to work ... And mom too. Some nights, the superdaddy watches his son's favorite show, while Mom makes popcorn. Sometimes Dad comes back from work with his supercolleagues ... Even when Mom is tired. One day, the boy's daily changes. The father stays at home, no longer uses the fantasy superhero and his mother, who was always present, now only works. What is going on?
The sun goes down at the Yamada dyeing
Mr. Yamada sits at the door of his dyeing. The sun warms your body, and your childhood memories seem to come to life. The grandson plays with the kitten, the daughter passes clothes and Mr. Yamada returns to Kyoto, city where he spent his childhood. He remembers a few verses, after the melody of the song, the yard where he played with his brothers, the cherry tree and the tsurus. Then, he decides to teach his grandson the old song to perpetuate his story in the new generation.
The three rats of Chantilly
Three blind rats follow a small road. Where are they going? What are they looking for? They do not know. They accept what life offers them. An old owl, however, seeing the poor wanderers, so skillful and conformed to their fate, puts a plan into action. And the rats prove that they are able to see evil intentions better than those who have good eyesight.
Editora Unesp was established in 1987 as the publishing branch of Universidade Estadual Paulista (São Paulo State University) Júlio de Mesquita Filho, one of the largest and most important higher education institutions in Brazil. Since the beginning, our goal has been to support a pluralist view and to disseminate knowledge in such a manner that can be understood by all, in an effort to bring major intellectual contributions, traditionally the privilege of academics, to a broader audience.
Emília Viotti da Costa
Emília Viotti da Costa is a mandatory reference when about Brazilian History. His studies revolutionized the understanding of slavery and the struggle of blacks in Brazil, focusing on the social sectors that traditionally stood at the margins of Social History. This is clear in Abolition, where she recounts the abolitionist process that freed the whites from the burden of slavery (Brazil was the last Western country to do so) and abandoned the blacks to their own fate.
In this book, that has been recently published by Editora Unesp, with the addition of an unpublished chapter, Emília Viotti points out the need to understand the legacy left by slavery, since "three hundred years of oppression are not eliminated with the signature of a document". Thus, if the story to be told is that of the emancipation of the Brazilian people, Abolition should be understood only as the first step. An achievement, of limited effect, which is here narrated from a series of questions. "Why was it repudiated in 1888 after centuries of being accepted without objection? Why so much urgency in the project? How to explain that most of the parliamentarians, many of whom had been elected with the support of slave masters, approved the law without further debate? Why did the slave masters not try to prevent, with weapons in hand, the attack on their property that the Constitution itself guaranteed? What role did blacks and slaves play in this process? Why did Abolition take so long to be decreed in Brazil? "
These questions guide the narrative where the story of Abolition is told. They still have repercussions today when "will, ignorance, violence and misery, prejudices that slave society created still weigh on us". The author argues that "if it is fair to celebrate the Thirteen of May, it is necessary, however, that the celebration does not blind us to the point of transforming the freedom it symbolizes into a myth in the service of oppression and exploitation of labor".
Alzheimer's: the illness and its care
Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto and Marisa Folgato
On the one hand, a geriatrician and teacher dedicated to the disease of forgetfulness who saw hundreds of cases pass through his office. On the other hand, a journalist whose contact with Alzheimer's took the hard practice when she took care of her sick mother. Born from the desire to share with others what can be done to recognize and mitigate Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's: the illness and its care was written by Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto and Marisa Folgato.
Throughout the 15 chapters - which end with indications of books, films and complementary websites -, Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto and Marisa Folgato examine all sorts of subjects: from hygiene, food and decoration tips to make the environment safe until task-sharing tips and responsibilities for caregivers. There are also guidelines on legal aspects and about hospitalization or not of the patient. It is also a work with technical quality data, which demonstrates the importance of the subject in view of the increasing longevity of the world population. The disease represents 65% of the 47.5 million cases of dementia in the world and affects 13% of people with more than 65 years and 45% of the population over 85 years. "Being longer-lived unfortunately implies some consequences that are not always welcome", the authors write.
"This book provides this essential motivation: I am not alone; there are other family members, caregivers and health professionals who daily struggle to preserve the human essence - dignity and respect. It also offers what differentiates us from other species: information ", notes in the preface Milton Luiz Gorzoni, associate professor of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo, coordinator of the disciplines of Clinical Medicine, Geriatrics and Gerontology, former president of the São Paulo State Section of the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology and a founding member of the Brazilian Alzheimer Society (Abraz).
Brazil As a Destination
Jewish immigrants began to arrive in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century, and they would continue to arrive into the first decades of the 20th century. Brazilian historiography, however, ignores the existence of such immigration; there is no trace of their story in school or university textbooks. In this work, the sociologist Eva Blay proposes the importance of retaining this historical feature.
Cultural Politics and Indigenous Peoples
Manuela Carneiro da Cunha and Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino
“There are cultural politics for the Indians, and there are cultural politics of the Indians. They are not the same thing,” declares the anthropologist Manuela Carneiro da Cunha, the organizer—along with Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino — of Cultural Politics and Indigenous Peoples, winner of the Jabuti Prize in 2015 in the category Human Sciences, published by Editora Unesp.
The book brings together nineteen essays that seek to identify and examine the cultural politics practiced upon Brazil’s Indians, and the cultural politics practiced by the Indians---and some others that indirectly impinge on indigenous peoples. The essays deal with these types of policies and practices, but also their points of contact and combined effects.
The outcomes of these types of policies and practices are sometimes obvious, but in other instances can be very subtle. Because of this, the studies are grounded in ethnographies. Their merit thus lies in the way they focus on the highly specific nature of particular experiences, with a resulting caution against facile generalizations. “There are, indubitably, similarities among indigenous societies in Brazil, even among some that are widely separated geographically and with no linguistic connections. But these connections do not result in homogeneity. We cannot generalize conclusions,” warns the organizer, in praise of the particular and the specific. It is from this point of departure that the book develops, seeing past apparent similarities to the singular and ineffable, enabling our own latent capacities for “estrangement.”
The legal right of Brazil’s Indians to formulate their own cultural politics was guaranteed first by the Constitution of 1988. Until then, existing projects and proposals, aimed at what was understood to be the “integration” of indigenous populations into Brazilian life. But “integration,” the authors insist, was nothing more than a euphemism for a program of cultural homogenization and ethnic dissolution.
Destined for those who are engaged in the study of cultural politics, the book raises and reflects on such difficult questions as: What are adequate relationships between indigenous societies and their schools, between the kinds of knowledge that enable the Indians to better negotiate Brazilian society, on one hand, and their traditional understandings and practices, on the other, between an oral tradition and a written one? Is it actually possible to teach “culture” in a schoolroom?
History of crimes and violence in Brazil
Mary Del Priore and Angélica Müller
"Does violence grow or does our sensitivity about it grow in our society?", ask the historians Mary Del Priore and Angélica Müller. The constant bombardment of the media or even the personal experience of each one, immersed in their own way in daily violence, does not explain violence roots. It is to achieve a a deeper study about this obscure universe that the authors gather a dense reflection in this collection of essays, published by Editora Unesp.
This book, organized by Del Priori and Müller, helps us to think about the violence permanence and its various faces. "Several authors are gathered to try to define a set of phenomena of physical, sexual and verbal violence and to try to understand the mechanisms that put them in gear", the organizers point in the preface. "Historians, sociologists, jurists, anthropologists, and psychologists have studied several cases over the centuries in the history of crimes and violence in Brazil. The guiding line is centered on the idea of how crime and the use of violence have been and are part of our society".
In this book, crime is understood in a broader terminology, as "a serious offense punishable by law or morality and condemned by conscience”, just as the word 'violence' is not restricted to a physical aggression of one person to another. "Violence is being considered as a force from a person, a group or a state with the intention of forcing someone/something to achieve something. Violence and crime are more than synonymous: they are different, and sometimes complementary stages of the same process”, Del Priore and Müller write.
Throughout its 16 chapters, each composed of independent articles that orbit the universe of violence, this book does not intend to show a chronology of crimes and violence in Brazil, "but invite readers to reflect on the forms of infractions that have made and are part of our daily lives in the hope that our society will find new forms of tolerance, coexistence and solidarity.”
In Search of the Brazilian People
Connecting with the “people” was one of the greatest aspirations of both leftwing Brazilian artists and intellectuals during the civil-military dictatorship of 1964-1985. The new country they aimed to construct was therefore based on nationalistic roots. What inspired them in this quest, and was lost in the logic of the global market of the 1990s? What legacy might the movement have left?
Machado de Assis
Sílvia Maria Azevedo
Daniela Mantarro Callipo
Presenting Machado de Assis as a literary critic, this book also addresses the beginnings of this type of literary production in the country, which flourished in the mid-18th century. In addition to a significant number of texts published by de Assis in periodicals of the era, some never published in book form, this book’s content traces his career as a critic, depicting his maturation as a forefather on this form of writing in Brazil.
Philosophy in Brazil: Legacies and Perspectives
“Is there a Brazilian philosophy?” asks Ivan Domingues. To cast light on this question in Philosophy in Brazil: Legacies and Perspectives (Editora Unesp), Domingues employs the essay as a literary device. The result is an extended philosophical reflection upon philosophy itself, a meta-philosophical text whose “object, happens to be Brazilian philosophy---or, more exactly the philosophical problem of the existence (or not) of a philosophy in Brazil that might deserve the qualification ‘Brazilian’.”
He arranges his reflections into six chapters, “deployed as a sequence of argumentative steps with a controlling thematic unity.” The first of the steps is dedicated to the delineation of the meta-philosophical argument for the possibility of any national philosophy with temporal boundaries, in which the purpose of the essays is defended and the methodology justified.” Domingues is closely attentive to the course of the history of ideas in Brazil, from the colonial period to the present. This involves him is a demanding analytic undertaking--a true personal challenge---in which he blends intellectual history and meta-philosophical investigation. In this complex setting, he raises questions about the very nature of philosophical reason and the actual experience of thinking philosophically. And these too, he insists, are variable, demanding always a careful contextual reconstruction---which will occupy the five subsequent steps, from refining the focus of the problem, to the examination of various possible perspectives on it.
Oswaldo Giacoia Junior notes in his preface to the book that “Ivan Domingues makes liberal use of the ideal types of Max Weber (while taking into account the specific factors of the history of Brazil) in order to describe a succession of schools of thought and typical models of the intellectual, whose specific nature and order of appearance reflected the vicissitudes and structural transformations of the national history.” It is in this setting that the book deploys its succession of ideal types: the essential intellectual of the church, or the Jesuit, in the colonial period; the deracinated dilletante in the times of the Empire and of the Old Republic, a relic of the law; the scholar or virtuoso modeled by the “Mission Frances,” the type institutionalized in the foundation of the University of São Paulo, that then spread throughout the rest of the country, promoted by the CAPES and the CNPq; then the philosopher as public intellectual in the wake of Zola and the French 3ª Republic, breaking onto the Brazilian scene only in the 1970s, in the setting of resistance to the military dictatorship; finally, the globalized cosmopolitan intellectual, a type to be discerned as much in the future as in the past. “These types,” Giacoia concludes, “could also be encountered in other cultures, but not in the same sequence and manner as in Brazil. It is this that makes the book special.”
The Brazilian Expeditionary Force Campaign for the Liberation of Italy
Durval de Noronha Goyos Junior
Meticulous and well-documented, this study leads the reader through a historic walk along the military, social and economic events that would lead to World War II. The author incorporates these episodes to demonstrate the little recognized importance of the participation of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) in the conflict.
The Peace of the Slave Quarters: Slave Families and the Atlantic Slave Trade, Rio de Janeiro, c. 1790-c.1850
Manolo Florentino and José Roberto Pinto de Góes
For many decades, it was believed that family relationships among slaves were either non-existent or trivial, since the slave quarters were a locus of random promiscuity. Jean-Baptiste Debret, in his famous Viagem histórica e pitoresca ao Brasil (A Historic and Picturesque Voyage to Brazil) wrote that in the plantations “one female slave was normally provided for each four men.”
Manolo Florentino e José Roberto Pinto de Góes break down these and other myths in their A paz das senzalas: famílias escravas e tráfico atlântico, Rio de Janeiro, c. 1790-c. 1850 (The Peace of the Slave Quarters: Slave Families and the Atlantic Slave Trade, Rio de Janeiro, c. 1790-c.1850), published by Editora Unesp.
“Slave society did not think it a crime to separate slave parents and children, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters. But it was known that a significant aspect of slavery, in practice, was actually the intricate network of family connections, and neither masters nor slaves could even imagine that it could be otherwise,” the authors write.
Florentino and Góes make it clear that their book grew out of a phase of more recent historical knowledge in which the simple existence of family relationships can no longer be doubted. “It is worthwhile, however, to focus attention on one aspect which over the past twenty years, has kept historians from a more complete understanding of slave families,” they observe. “Slave families were taken to be economically unviable.”
In the dust jacket of the book, the titular professor of the Department of History of the University of São Paulo, Maria Luiza Marcilio, points out that births of children in captivity and the existence of religiously sanctioned families actually did serve the material interests of the masters, who yearned for “peace in the quarters.” “But these practices also were of value to the slave, who thanks to the family and group solidarities within the quarters, found mutual bondings that he could resort to as a measure of protection against the harsh oppression of the masters.” “With the tools furnished by historical demography,” he concludes, “it was possible to reveal human realities that had long been unsuspected.”
Voices of the 'Bolsa Família'
In this study the authors evaluate the family allowance program known as Bolsa Familia, with a focus on assessing not only on achieving economic improvement but on achieving autonomy – moral, economic and political – for women who are entitled to receive this benefit. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that cash aid programs generate significant impacts on the beneficiaries’ lives, incomparable to those provided by other types of benefits.
What Freud Said About Women
José Artur Molina
At the end of the nineteenth century, some clinical symptoms challenged the rational knowledge of medicine. Unable to physically identify what was afflicting some women, they were labeled hysterical. The picture became clearer after Sigmund Freud developed a new field of medical science, making invaluable discoveries and proposing a new form of treatment, psychotherapy. In order to understand this epistemological revolution, Professor José Arthur Molina suggests examining all that surrounds this discovery, the politics, society, literature and art in Freud's Vienna.
The result of this research is found in the book What Freud Said About Women [O Que Freud Dizia Sobre as Mulheres]. The goal is to investigate how Freud, subverting the scientific assumptions of the time, arrived at his models and innovative concepts, such as the unconscious. In the same way, a subsidiary objective is to understand how modern world is established after the disintegration of the old hierarchy between the sexes. In following this path, Freud's phallic logic faces difficulties, which he himself would mention in his later works. From his research and listening to countless patients, Freud established a unique theory, with concepts such as unconsciousness, drive, and a method that included listening, free association, and transference.
The co-protagonism of both, the role of women and the Freudian theory is approached by seeking inspiration in art and poetry. Following a suggestion of Freud himself, Molina ventures into the artistic and literary fields to know what kind of woman was being shaped at that time. According to the author "Arthur Schnitzler's literature (who places women as the main character in his work) and Gustav Klimt's paintings (whose art is all dedicated to women) showed them naked, without sin and without shame". On that basis, he defines the task of psychoanalysis - after affirming that men and women can write their destiny beyond the formulations restricted by singularity - as "the enunciation of singularities and making the alterity flag flutter with new possibilities of being in the world".
Editora Vale das Letras ltda.
Editora Vale das Letras has been in the Brazilian publishing market for more than 15 years. Specialized in books for children, has titles published in several countries in Europe and South America. Publisher recognized in Brazil for its concern to offer children books with rich editorial content, creative illustrations and fun. We work to awaken in children the pleasure of reading, contributing in the development of their imagination, emotions and feelings, in a playful and pleasurable way! Contributing to the formation of a generation of critical and responsible readers will always be our mission!
365 Bible’s Histories
The Bible’s stories for children in one short tale each day of the year
The book that brings one tale per day , each day of the year.
Viviane C. Vicenti
It is bath time, you can take this book and the led puppet that comes with it to have an incredible time in a bathtube
- 4 Titles
Mini Bible – Boys and Girls
It is a book for the small ones to learn God’s words, in two ways , for boys and for girls
- 2 Titles
Vale das Letras
Very nice titles, Dinossaurs , Princess, Pinocchio, Cinderella, with easy puzzles for small children
Wipe and Clean
Vale das Letras
It is a wonderful way for the little ones to play with numbers, colors, shapes, and letters
- 4 Titles
Edusp – Editora da Universidade de São Paulo
A Edusp – Editora da Universidade de São Paulo – é uma das maiores editoras universitárias do Brasil. Seu objetivo principal é a publicação de obras de renomados especialistas em todas as áreas de pesquisa. Embora seu foco seja a produção científica da universidade – referência no Brasil e no exterior – não são ignoradas outras obras, sejam clássicas ou contemporâneas. Os títulos publicados são selecionados para atender as necessidades do público acadêmico – estudantes, professores, pesquisadores. A Edusp implementou um novo conceito de edição universitária no Brasil, logrando reunir a qualidade das obras acadêmicas com uma identidade gráfica inovadora no intuito de oferecer a seus leitores o melhor da produção universitária brasileira.
Carla Fernanda Fontana
50 Years of Feminism: Brazil, Argentina and Chile
Eva Alterman Blay & Lúcia Avelar (eds.)
In the last fifty years, the feminist movement in Latin America has led to a notorious cultural change in fields like work and education, in family structure, politics and also in the use of the media. The movements of Brazilian, Argentine and Chilean women, in particular, are now able to influence the implementation of policies to promote civil and social rights. This selection is the result of a research started in 2012, which counted with academics, undergraduate and graduate students, feminist activists and those who promote public policies for women, and aims to compare the processes of gender condition transformation in the three countries.
A Concise History of Brazil - 3rd Edition
Covering a period of more than 500 years, ranging from the Portuguese colonization to current times, Boris Fausto narrates the most important aspects of Brazilian history. In his detailed analysis of the greatest influences in the country’s formation, the author examines fundamental institutions, such as the colonial system and the authoritarian regimes of the 20th century. He emphasizes sociopolitical practices, challenges controversial issues and presents synthesized and updated statistical data, as well as an overview of recent years in the updated chapters.
Black Executives: Racism and Diversity in the Corporative World
Pedro Jaime discusses the inclusion of black corporate executives in Brazilian society, analyzing patterns of racism and diversity in the business environment. The work gives voice to this social category, presenting numerical and qualitative elements that help understanding these individuals, the position they occupy, and the factors that determine the mobility within this group. Reconstructing the biographical narratives of two generations of black executives in São Paulo, the book captures and highlights the changes in professional paths between 1970 and the beginning of the 21st century.
Brazil’s Atlas: Disparities and Territory Dynamics
Hervé Théry & Neli Aparecida de Mello-Théry
In this atlas, the readers will find, within each of its topics, not only a new Brazil but also new facets of the country. The texts, which are clear, concise and accompanied by images resulting of a sophisticated thematic mapping, form a unique and successful proposal for a synthesis of the different spatial dynamics in Brazil. Besides natural diversity, spatial and social disparities also mark the country, notable also for its dynamic space: Brazil has continued to move its political, pioneering, agricultural and industrial frontiers for the last five centuries. The mapping is used as a resource for interpretation through which one may try to learn and express ideas, concepts, and theories, seeking to represent them in their various meanings, especially in its projections, trends and dominant movements.
Emancipation, Inclusion and Exclusion: Past and Present Challenges
Lilia M. Schwarcz & Maria Helena P. T. Machado (eds.)
This book brings together contributions from Brazilian and foreign experts on the various aspects of slavery and post-abolition, examining them in relation to the mechanisms of racial and social exclusion and inclusion. When contemplating the most recent research in the area, the comparative analysis included in the book presents information on slave societies and on the different patterns of race relations, providing a more accurate understanding of the issue. Emancipation, Inclusion and Exclusion proposes a critical assessment of slavery and the complex process of overcoming it, especially in the United States and Brazil, with an interest in scholars of the area and those who are engaged in a broader understanding of the social and racial of exclusion that still prevail in society today.
Memory Blocks: Social Housing, Modern Architecture and Conservation
Flávia Brito do Nascimento
This book studies the conservation of modern housing developments built in Brazil between 1930 and 1964, analyzing it from the point of view of the cultural heritage. These buildings, intended for social housing, are an important aspect of modern Brazilian architecture, but have their conservation seriously threatened. Taking part in the debate about the conservation of modern architecture and urbanism, the author defines conceptual parameters and traces strategies for managing this heritage, facing questions of value assignment and the relevance and obsolescence of modern living proposals.
A FTD Educação atua há 115 anos no mercado editorial e tem a literatura como uma das principais áreas de atuação. Possui um catálogo diversificado de 630 títulos de literatura infantil e juvenil de renomados autores como, por exemplo, Ana Maria Machado, ganhadora do prêmio Hans Christian Andersen. Além disso, nosso portfólio oferece trabalhos consagrados com importantes prêmios literários brasileiros, como o Jabuti e o prêmio da Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil (FNLIJ - Seção Brasileira do IBBY). Possui 9 subsidiárias, 14 distribuidores e 15 centros de orientação de professores que garantem que nossas obras atinjam um número maior de crianças e jovens em todos os estados brasileiros.
A Brief History of a Little Love
Winner of the prestigious Book of the Year in Fiction Jabuti Award (Brazilian Book Chamber), 2014, this book also won Best Children’s Book, in the FNLIJ 2014 Award. This book tells the story of a writer who ﬁnds a nest with two baby pigeons. Through poetic prose, the reader follows the hesitations and successes in a story about growth and development. Along with the writer and the puppies, other characters appear, giving the story a social context. The relationships between characters is observed with a keen eye and light humor, in this fascinating story by award-winning Brazilian writer Marina Colasanti.
A Friend Forever
One of the masterpieces of award-winning author Marina Colasanti, this tale tells an episode of the life of Angolan writer Luandino Vieira. While in prison in Cape Verde, he patiently wins the trust and friendship of a bird. Guazzeli’s illustrations broaden the points of view on the story, prompting a reﬂection on trust, friendship, freedom and happiness. The graphic design also helps to maximize the story by providing a surprise. Afterword by Fanny Abramovich and bibliographical notes by Benjamin Abdala Junior and Ruth Rocha, renowned Brazilian writers.
A Knot in the Head
Rosa Amanda Strausz
Tico the sheep has a knot in his head that makes him different. It makes him see the world in a very particular way. His job of jumping fences to help people sleep leads him to Quim, a kid who is unable to sleep because he is always worrying about his parents’ quarrels. Follow Tico jumping while he tries to make Quim fall asleep in this charming book by the award-winning Brazilian writer Rosa Amanda Strausz.
A Perfect Night
Ana Maria Machado
In this Christmas story, Benjamin is a little shepherd boy who witnesses something that will forever change the course of mankind, the birth of Jesus. A warming story about the ability to put others ﬁrst and a friendly reminder that the Christmas spirit lays in the nativity, not in shopping bags. Whimsical and sweet illustrations make this a special book for the holiday season – deﬁnitely one to pull out every year and savor.
A Pillow Named Pil
Luiz Raul Machado
Clarinha gets a present: a cushion-shaped monkey. She uses the cushion as a pillow and she loves it so much that she names it Pil. Clarinha is learning to read and it is real fun. Pil thinks so too. However, one day, Pil is nowhere to be found. Where might this monkey be?
Nair de Medeiros Barbosa
Who has never had a superfriend? What about when that superfriend is a crazy puppy? This story tells about the amusing experiences of a boy and his superfriend, from taking a walk to going through scares and pranks. In addition to a text with short and direct sentences, in capital letters for beginning readers, the illustrations are completely delightful They ﬁll the pages with color and joy, adding to the meaning of the text.
This book presents the letters of the alphabet using fun tongue-twisters, composed of one or more sentences with repeated letters, creating difficulties to pronounce. Animals from around the world are themes for the tongue-twisters, which feature unexpected encounters and scenes. Marcelo Cipis's illustrations emphasize humor and nonsense, creating parallel and complementary narratives. The book is enriched with a glossary about 26 animals, with photos in their habitat, technical information and curiosities.
Blandina Franco and José Carlos Lollo
What would a restaurant for animals be like? A delightful and fun rhyming book for young children about the different diet of animals, from fleas to elephants to rabbits to anteaters and even dragons! Animal Restaurant encourages children to think about what animals eat and, by extension, what other people in different cultures eat too!
Domingos Pellegrini, Índigo, Marcelino Freire, Márcio Souza, Maria José Silveira, Maria Valéria Rezende and Moacyr Scliar
A determined woman travels along the Paraná River with her brother and son in search of her husband; the burial of a river; a couple, about to separate or start a life in common, in another place; a letter about unusual events in a river in the Midwest; the awakening of love and political awareness, on the eve of the inauguration of a hydroelectric plant; son and father who rediscover themselves because of a false treasure of pirates buried on the banks of a false river - these are the themes of the seven short stories in this book.
Declaration on the rights of the child
Flavio de Souza
The writer and theater director Flavio de Souza presents to young people, through a poetic language, to the ten principles of the Declaration on the Rights of the Child, a document signed by the United Nations in 1959 to ensure basic rights principles to children around the world.
The illustrations of the graffiti artist Rimon Guimarães, which has spread his lush colors on walls and buildings of various continents, giving the book the size of a public space. The dynamic graphic design includes space for reader’s participation.
Disassembled the armadillo
Disassembled the armadillo plays with colored papers, lines and words. Dismantles the armadillo, creating other figures. Disassembles words, joining pieces in other combinations and creates new words!
The book plays with the sonority of words, contributing to literary appreciation and literacy. In addition, it encourages artistic creativity, through its illustrations: collages and sketches.
Disassembled the macaw
Disassembled the macaw plays with colored papers, lines and words. Dismantles the armadillo, creating other figures. Disassembles words, joining pieces in other combinations and creates new words!
The book plays with the sonority of words, contributing to literary appreciation and literacy. In addition, it encourages artistic creativity, through its illustrations: collages and sketches.
Disassembled the river dolphin
Disassembled the river dolphin plays with colored papers, lines and words. Unmount the boto, creating other figures. Unmount words, add pieces to other combinations and even create new words!
The book plays with the sonority of words, contributing to literary appreciation and literacy. In addition, it encourages artistic creativity, through its illustrations: collages and sketches.
Disassembled the tapir
Disassembled the tapir plays with colored papers, lines and words.desmonta the tapir, creating other figures.desmonta words, joining the pieces in other combinations and create new words!
One of the most recognized authors in Brazil, Tatiana Belinky writes in verses about the importance of knowing and respecting the differences. Diversity means different skin color, hair texture or even different moods. Factors that do not make people better or worse, but different. Like all human beings.
Lili’s Surgery tells the story of a good friendship that almost ends because of an accident; while playing hide-and-seek, Gregório the frog gets caught in the trunk of his little elephant friend, Lili. So, left with no choice, Lili has to undergo surgery to extract Gregório. And, to do so, she will have to be very brave. Rubem Alves is much appreciated by educators for his humanistic views on education. He has published more than 140 books, several of which have been translated into 6 languages.
My Enauenê Family
Play, swim in the river and play football - activities reserved for boys - or perform the girls' own tasks? This is a big impasse lived by the protagonist of the book, the author herself Rita Carelli, in this true story which highlights the rigid social roles established for men and women of the Enauenê-Nauê indigenous village in Brazil. A book that addresses, in a sensitive way, issues such as social roles, division of labor, cultural diversity and different ways of life present in all cultures. The beautiful illustrations, created by Anabella Lopez, blend the languages of painting and collage, explore contrasts and bring important details of the tribe, such as the tattoos on women's belly, the houses shape and the courtyard size.
My Very Own Pet
Award-winning author Sônia Barros draws from Brazilian popular poetry and ﬁrst-person narrative to tell the story of a boy who loves animals and wants a pet. The authors makes use of interactive strategies, as when the main character invites readers to take part in the story. To surprise and amuse children even more, this book includes cut-outs and unusual design.
Not an Ordinary Zebra
Sometimes our problems and worries seem to be much greater than they really are. This book shows how important it is to have a good friend at the right time and how worthwhile it is to listen to what a true friend has to say. A story about difference and the joy of embracing one’s uniqueness. Aimed at small children, this book greatly contributes to their development as it helps them build a healthy, high self-esteem.
By means of a circus show with clowns, magicians, and jugglers among other artists, this book shows readers how Mathematics is present in everyday life. Cardinal numbers from 1 to 20 and ordinal numbers from ﬁrst to tenth turn up throughout the book. There are surprises in each scene and the illustrations of Marcelo Cipis’ illustrations, with geometric ﬁgures, sets and series of objects and forms, help develop children’s perception.
Popular Poetry for Kids
From the writer's journey, José Santos, from Portugal, this "Children's Comics" was born, a compilation of words that he heard and did not know the meaning of. Places, animals, toys, food, transportation ... are some of your notes.
Puss in Boots
Ana Maria Machado
This retelling book by the award-winning author Ana Maria Machado gives a new tone to this classic of children's literature, without losing the good humor. Due to his tricks, the son of a miller becomes the Marquis of Carabás, with castle and marriage with the princess of the kingdom. Arthur Vergani's illustrations value the adventure, explore unusual angles and the psychology of the characters, through the representation of gestures, expressions and eyes.
Jonas Worcman de Matos and José Santos
Like so many Brazilians, José Santos and Jonas Worcman de Matos are truly passionate about football. In Show Ball, father and son pay homage to the sport through humorous poems that report the delights and malice of each game.
The book is divided into first time, interval, second time, and extension - as a split is split. The rhymes talk about the pig-gunner, the eternal reserve, brings the slang of the sport, the anthem of the worst team in the world and even with the laments of the mother of a judge. The interval brings riddles related to the theme and the extension, texts on the childhood of notable players like Pele, Zico, Kaká, besides a soccer dictionary.
The Bear, the Goose and the Lion
Ana Maria Machado
Three of the greatest fables attributed to Aesop sublimely rewritten by Hans Christian Andersen and award-winning writer Ana Maria Machado—one of the most renowned authors in Latin America literature. These are entertaining and instructive tales that offer lessons in friendship, greed and honesty. This book is perfect to teach young children about how to deduce, infer or interpret information, events or ideas from texts.
The Bird and the Giraffe
The bird believed that he sang well, but he could not ﬂy. He would jump off a branch, and land in the bowl. He would say, “One day I will ﬂy.” The giraffe was mute. She paid attention to the sounds of nature, and tried to mimic them. But her voice would not come out. “One day I will sing,” the giraffe thought. These two stories – the struggle between desire and limits – meet and complete each other in the pages of this beautiful poetic prose.
The Birthday Present
A family of pigs: Papa Pig, Mamma Pig, and Sonny Pig. Papa and Mamma Pig are always very busy thus showering their son with gifts every night when they get back home in an effort to try and compensate for their absence. Sonny Pig gets so used to receiving presents that whenever a guest comes to visit, he asks them for his gift! One day, however, the whole family learns that there are gifts that ca not be bought in stores. A captivating story about the real meaning of affection and love told in a simple way with gorgeous illustrations.
The Colored Orange
Ronaldo Simões Coelho
A little orange wakes up several wishes in a boy and a girl. They make plans for it. To participate in these plans, the orange tree will need initiative and collaboration from others. Not everything goes as planned, but there are unforeseen aids. To carry out their plans, the boy and the girl also count on a collaboration. Roberto Weigand's illustrations, inspired by his childhood memories, in one place, enrich the story.
The Dragonfly and the Tortoise
The Dragonfly and the Tortoise shows the clash of ideas between two animals. The tortoise defends tradition and despises change. The dragonfly is light, carefree and flies wherever the wind blows.
The Enchanted Mountain of the Wild Geese
In The Enchanted Mountain of the Wild Geese, the goose named Smell of Jasmine is faced with his old father’s last trip to a place called the Enchanted Mountain. Then Smell of Jasmine reﬂects on life, death and rebirth.
The Enchanted Park
João Anzanello Carrascoza
Award-winning writer João Anzanello Carrascoza, inspired by the amusement parks he used to visit in his childhood, invites the reader to have loads of fun in each short story of The Enchanted Park. He introduces us to toys that seem very relevant to our lives: the Tray of Cups, which shakes our ideas, or the Mirrors of Perfection, which point out our desires and weaknesses, among others. One of the best things about the text is its ability to enable readers to visualize the toys. To do this, the illustrations depict sensations rather than the actual toys. The Enchanted Park is an original collection of short stories that can be read in any order, as it is usual in this literary genre.
The Happiness Decree
In The Happiness Decree, a king signs a decree banning sadness and ordering all the people in his kingdom to be happy. So one night, Sadness goes away. Noticing the turmoil that ensues in the town, a little girl decides to look into her sorrows and discovers that we cannot live on happiness alone.
The Man who Sold Scares
João Anzanello Carrascoza
Written by one of the most renowned authors in contemporary Brazilian literature, this work features ﬁve short stories about different situations in life: the boy who lives the joy of his ﬁrst love; the pot of gold that ﬁgures out how to achieve its desire; the difference between owning and enjoying; a conversation between the boy and his angel; and the man who sells an unusual product: scares.
The Multilingual Duck
Ronaldo Simões Coelho
This is a short story about a girl who loves animals, a dog and a cat who hate each other, and a multilingual duck. Using everyday situations and surprise incidents, the book proposes a reflection on difference, respect and meaningful communication. The illustrations by Elcerdo, of a contemporary style, are noteworthy, drawing in young readers.
The Short Pants Boy
Flavio de Souza
How many stories can a family album save? In this book, the boy Joca finds an old album and investigates the history of each photo with his grandfather. Between one photo and another he discovers an unresolved issue between his grandfather and his great-grandfather, an episode that has generated many years of silent sorrow. Many other discoveries are coming. A book that deals with the relationship between children, parents and grandparents in a delicate and relaxed way, Flavio de Souza's specialty.
The Turtle Ring
Juliana the turtle feels that she is special because of the ring around her waist, which she believes to be a jewel. She is very happy to have married Alvaro. She just does not understand why she is not able to lay eggs. Find out why and see how Juliana, with the help of her friend Salmon, will save many marine creatures that are under threat because of human action.
The Voices of Ancestors
Daniel Munduruku compiles and retells ten tales about indigenous people who live in Brazil. The author invited Indians of different ethnicities to choose the stories and transcribe them as they were originally told. Some tribes chose tales of creation; others, fables; and others try to pass on their traditions.
Each indigenous group is depicted with beautiful photos to bring a little of their culture to life. There are also landscapes that show the geographic diversity of the territory where the indigenous peoples live in Brazil.
Wilmar D’Angelis, an indigenous person, linguist and university teacher, pens the afterword. For him, “this book offers the readers a chance to be in touch with other ways of talking about the different realities of the world or teaching these differences to the younger generations.”
Very Different People
Ana Maria Machado
Written by the acclaimed author Ana Maria Machado, this story is narrated by two characters, in alternate moments: Andreia and Rodrigo. The two share their discoveries about their own family, “very different people.” To them, everyone has a secret identity: Andreia’s grandmother is a princess; her grandfather, a pirate; her mother, a fairy; and her father can be either a genius or a giant. Andreia and Rodrigo show great familiarity with the universe of children’s literature, referring to Snow White, The Princess and the Pea, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Peter Pan. Fun and poetic, the work draws attention to the changing social roles of women, men and the elderly, and suggests that magic and charm can be found in small acts of everyday life.
Charles Chaplin, a Treasure in Black and White
A girl loves Sundays: it’s the day she goes to the movies with her father. In one of the sessions, she becomes fascinated by the film and the special way the story is told. She watches Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights, which tells the story of the love of Chaplin’s Tramp for a blind florist. This book is a tribute to this genius artist and includes informative texts, a filmography, a glossary of technical terms in fi lm and a timeline of the life and work of the unforgettable Chaplin.
Rights sold to Italy
Declaration on the Rights of the Child
Flavio de Souza
The writer and theater director Flávio de Souza introduces to young people, in poetic language, the ten principles of the Declaration on the Rights of the Child, a document signed by the United Nations in 1959 to ensure basic principles for children around the world. The illustrations of the graffiti artist Rimon Guimarães, which has covered walls and buildings of various continents with lush colors, give the book the dimension of public space. The dynamic graphic design includes space for readers’ participation.
Luana Chnaiderman de Almeida
Marina suddenly ﬁnds herself in a crisis: she does not fit in with her classmates, she does not understand the attitudes of adults, and she starts to notice the contradictions of modern life, full of likes, selﬁ es and self-promotion. Then she decides to immediately embark on a risky journey to an uncertain destination. She leaves behind family, friends and comfort to discover a new place to find in things, in people or within herself a place suitable for someone who is free and independent-thinking.
How to Change the World?
Stela Barbieri and Fernando Vilela
This book brings together eight short stories inspired by the UN Millennium Development Goals, about the ﬁght against hunger and child mortality, the struggle for education, gender equality, health of pregnant women, sustainability and partnerships for development. The stories are all based on the folk tales and myths of different peoples. Illustrator Fernando Vilela (BRA 2007 for Lampião e Lancelote) establishes a dialogue with the visual vocabulary of these cultures with graphic design that surprises the reader with different combinations of text and illustration. The stories were ﬁrst published separately.
People of Color, Color of People
Prejudice, tolerance and diversity are the themes addressed in this picture book by author Mauricio Negro, recognized with awards and national and international accolades. Two characters, one whose skin is black and the other with skin of another color, experience moments of hunger, cold, fear, heat, anger, fun, and joy. Anxiety, desires, joys and sorrows are emotions that are felt by all human beings, regardless of the color of their skin. The vibrant tones and contrasts propose a reﬂection that goes beyond the racial boundaries.
Rights sold to Irish / UK
Sleep, Monkey, Sleep
Ronaldo Simões Coelho
Every night, monkey went to Daddy’s bed to play and would not let Daddy sleep. Monkey just would not stay in his own bed and every night he would come up with an excuse—one day he was cold, the other day he was hungry, then he needed to pee. There was always something. One day, Daddy had a talk with Monkey who explained that he just missed his father. This is one of a handful of books out that does not focus on the stereotypical “super” Daddy roles. Instead, it presents a more modern, nurturing father ﬁgure.
The Little Samurai
Samurai were Japanese warriors with a strict code of conduct who stood for justice with courage, compassion, courtesy, honesty, loyalty, and honor. Little Samurai is the story of how Yuji ﬁrst finds out (with the help of his grandfather) that he is a Samurai, a fact that forever changes his life and comes in handy in his long journey to Brazil. This text won the João-de-Barro Brazilian Award for Children’s Literature in 2009 with honors by the jury.
The Uirapuru and Other Naughty Figures from Brazilian Folklore
Januária Cristina Alves
At the beginning of life on Earth, a war takes over forests: on one side, the hawks and their army; on the other, the vultures and their troops. The god Monag, sad and worried, entrusts the Uirapuru with the mission of ending the battle. But how can he do that, if the small bird’s only weapon is the most beautiful and majestic voice ever heard? Besides the Uirapuru, who is the hero of this fable about accepting diff erence, other incredible animals inhabit this book: the famous Bumba Meu Boi, the wild Jaguar of the Crooked Hand, and the disturbing Tutu, among others.
Who is it?
What has big bright eyes, pointy ears, and very long nails? Is it a wolf? No! But then, who is it? This guessing tale works much like a riddles game. The narrator addresses readers proposing riddles that always end with the question: “Who is it?”. The illustrations are fundamental to the guessing game, creating situations that are by turns frightening and funny.
A Girassol Brasil tem 18 anos. Apesar de ser uma empresa jovem, alcançou uma posição de destaque no cenário dos livros infantis, graças à qualidade e interatividade que seus livros oferecem. Em seu catálogo, há livros de aprendizado, literatura – principalmente de autores brasileiros renomados –, contos e fábulas, clássicos da literatura mundial, jogos e quebra-cabeças e várias opções para uma leitura de referência. Também há títulos pop-up, de banho, escreva e apague, com abas e muitos outros acabamentos diferentes que tornam a leitura uma experiência agradável e o aprendizado mais divertido para leitores iniciantes e jovens.
Karine Gonçalves Pansa
Africa: Tales from the River, Jungle and Savannah
The art of storytelling is very old; it started before the writing. In Africa the storyteller is called "griô". He is the master of the arts and popular culture and has the role of bringing knowledge to the village. The author Silvana Salerno has visited Africa to understand its influence on our culture. In this book you will find African stories that helped in the formation of Brazilian culture. A rich and interesting reading, with beautiful illustrations!
Angelino, the Absent-minded Little Angel - Going to School
Angelino is a guardian angel, but he is very absent-minded. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot be watchful at all times to avoid problems. Therefore, adults and children must always be cautious. The good news is that 90% of the problems can be prevented with quite simple measures. In this helpful book, you will follow the Silva family at Annie’s first day at school and all the risks and adventures of Angelino, the absent-minded little angel. The message that remains is that one cannot rely only on the guardian angel – adults must learn how to prevent accidents and teach the children to protect themselves from an early age.
Be careful to not explode!
Paula FurtadoAt Mrs. Owl's school there is a cheerful crew. The smart elephant, the charming alligator, the clever porcupine and the funny tiger Zé.In school, although they are always united, sometimes a lot of confusion happens. Because when Dinho, the porcupine, gets angry, he explodes like a volcano in full eruption!In this title, children will learn to pay attention to their reactions and be more self-controlled.
Buu the Little Ghost Haunted Number
On board a ghost train, Buu the Little Ghost and his creepy friends take us on a ride through the universe of mathematics. Presenting these concepts in an attractive way is crucial, especially considering that children have been immersed in the math’s environment since they started socializing. Being humorously illustrated with characters that inhabit preschool 4-6 year olds’ imagination, this lovely book has counting 1 to 10 and subtraction as great attractions and the whole rhyming text written in a playful tone.
Fantastic Beings of the Brazilian Folklore
In the midst of reality and fantasy, this book invites us to explore the four corners of Brazil, with the most popular and fantastic creatures in the folklore of this country. Among them, the Amazon Boto, the backlander Saci and the forest guardian Caipora excite our imagination and curiosity about stories that remain for generations. After each story, Regina Drummond dedicates a space to tell curious facts about the characters and the Brazilian regions where they are from, without leaving aside historical, geographic and social details that place into context, the origin of their legends. A significant work that contributes to enlarge the cultural background of children.
Goodnight Stories for Little Ones
This book brings tales that show common feelings of childhood, from happiness to fear. With this book, the children's bedtime is going to be more special, making the little ones have good dreams. With an amazing spiral and stand-up format, the adult reads while the children see beautiful illustrations.
This book about saudade – a word that only exists in Portuguese – subtly approaches the meaning and finitude of life. It leads to reflections on the value of relationships, on loss and grief, becoming a must-read for the whole family. The book points out: someone who feels saudade is never alone, because saudade has nothing to do with loneliness. Quite the contrary. Life is a big jigsaw puzzle and in the course of our story we build up saudade from everything that was important and left its mark on us. In the meantime, as we fit more pieces into life’s jigsaw, we gradually cease to feel saudade. Until it is complete. Then, we stop feeling and start spreading saudade.
Tale Therapy for Heart Healing
This captivating book addresses issues related to children’s everyday life such as fear, grief, divorce and others, and helps to awaken the healer in the little ones by means of touching stories told in verse.Discover the bird family that gets a new member when the mother bird hears a child crying. And Alex, the elephant who wanted to be elegant. And there is also the story of Clara, the ostrich who had two homes. And much more!
Tales Healing Tales
The tales in this charming book take the reader into a magical world. The stories point ways out of conflicts, reveal a new pathway, provide examples of faith and overcoming, as well as identifying with problems. They help children to develop selfassurance, fellowship and courage, and at the same time “healing” negative feelings of pride, envy and wickedness. Above all, they bring the chance of a happy ending.
This book shows how to turn things that would normally go to trash into amazing toys related to commemorative dates – one for each month of the year. With step-by-step tips, the idea is to keep kids entertained at any time of the day or time of the year with handmade toys made by themselves.
Ao longo de 45 anos, a Global Editora, uma das mais importantes editoras no Brasil, tem desenvolvido um trabalho primoroso na área de educação, no âmbito da literatura para crianças e jovens. É a segunda maior exportadora de autores brasileiros publicados em língua espanhola. Especializou-se em literatura para jovens, valorizando escritores e ilustradores brasileiros como Ana Maria Machado, Marina Colasanti, Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, Bartolomeu Campos de Queirós, Roger Mello, Marcos Rey, Gilberto Freyre, Cora Coralina, Câmara Cascudo, Cecília Meireles, Manuel Bandeira, Rubem Braga e Darcy Ribeiro.
Jefferson Luiz Alves
Aluísio Azevedo The Complete Fiction
Aluísio Azevedo is the main representative author of naturalism in Brazilian literature. His novels, such as the classics O mulato, O cortiço and A casa de pensão, make serious reports of prejudice and hard-hitting social injustices in Brazil ruling from the late 19th century. The Complete Fiction of Aluísio Azevedo, in two volumes, presents all his prose texts, adopting the structure and the last revision made by the author. With refined design, the two volumes are printed on special paper, bound in hardcover and packed in an exclusive slipcase.
In a poetic language, the awarded writer and illustrator Roger Mello transits through the memories of Clarice, memories of a time when books were a threat, messages floated between the lines, when no secrets could be revealed and when lies were blended with the truth. The author uses the girl’s look to present us the questioning of different generations about the exercise of the power of adults, about fears, contradictions, escapes and oppression. There is a certain dystopian aura in the story, in a past not so far from us.
Concepts of Things
In this book, the anthropologist Darcy Ribeiro explains to children the basic concepts needed to live in a society. He talks about major issues of humanity, showing the reasons why we all need to care for Nature and respect the differences among people. He addresses these questions that seem so simple, but in fact end up being great challenges. Ribeiro approaches issues in a very light, fun yet authentic way, appealing to a child’s heart.
Gilberto Freyre and the taste adventures
Maria Lecticia Monteiro Cavalcanti
Gastronomy has a history. Gilberto Freyre, one of the greatest interpreters of the Brazilian formation, also devoted a large part of his intellectual life understanding the roots and the development of our culture. In Gilberto Freyre and the taste adventures, the renowned gastronomic researcher Maria Lecticia Monteiro Cavalcanti gathers Freyre’s contributions on gastronomy, food, cooking and other related issues. The book, full of photographs, brings quotes of the author, in addition to selections of dishes and their typical ingredients. A feast to be read and tasted with pleasure!
A long time ago, the Brazilian word “giroflê” was used as a synonym for “Indian clove”, a spice traditionally used in Brazilian cooking. Touched by the enchanting universe of India, Cecília Meireles brought back the use of that ancient word, naming her book after it. In this book, Brazil’s greatest female poet created narratives that evoke the poetic aspect of childhood games, with tales that represent a special period of time and that, above all, give readers the opportunity to experience the magical elements that are always present in our daily lives.
Griso, The Unique
In Griso, The Unique, as the last of his
kind, the character travels the world
searching for others like him, although
in vain. “The buffalo snorted in the
swamp: ‘Neither here nor at the edge
of the world. Besides you, I’ve never
seen a unicorn.’” Griso is portrayed
in different forms and colors, with
illustrations based on different periods
of the history of art, broadening the
artistic repertoire of the reader. Roger
Mello is the winner of the 2014 Hans
Christian Andersen Illustrator Award.
Joaquim Nabuco International Correspondent (1882-1891) (Two Volumes)
José Murilo de Carvalho
In a special edition issued with the Brazilian Academy of Letters, Global compiles the writings of Joaquim Nabuco during his time as international correspondent to newspapers between the years of 1882 and 1891. The first edition, in addition to introductory texts, presents his correspondence from London for the Jornal do Commercio. The second one includes his writings for the Jornal do Commercio, O Paiz, Jornal do Brazil and the Uruguayan newspaper La Razón. Reading this book is a lesson in International Politics at the end of the 19th century
Latin America, the Great Fatherland
This book provides us with the maturity and fullness of Darcy Ribeiro’s thoughts in times of rare power of conciseness and intellectual strength, answering important questions such as: why did rich and cultured peoples in the past eventually occupy subaltern positions? In this book, one of the greatest Brazilian intellectuals explains the misdeeds of Latin American history, and also demonstrates the contributions that Latin American peoples can offer the rest of the world.
Machado de Assis: Complete Works (Four Volumes)
Machado de Assis
Machado de Assis is considered Brazil’s greatest author and is internationally recognized as a classic writer. The author of novels like Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas and Dom Casmurro, he is also known for his short stories, poetry, plays and chronicles. Nova Aguilar Publisher – now a part of the Global group – releases the entire works of Machado de Assis, with a special typeface and a careful update of his critical essays. This edition has exquisite graphic presentation and special paper and binding. The volumes combine high literary quality with graphic refinement.
More Than One Hundred Amazing Stories
This book includes all the enchanted stories – otherwise known as fairy tales – written by Marina Colasanti over more than three decades. Nothing about these stories is predictable, neither the language nor the content. They are based on ancient narratives, yet they are beautifully modern, and able to speak to people of all ages and nationalities. Using fantastic characters and scenarios, these stories seek answers to the questions that all human beings share.
Bartolomeu Campos de Queirós
With a poetic sensibility, this book
proposes a reflection on the importance
of knowing the Brazilian Constitution
and putting it into practice. The narrative
is an invitation to young people to be
in solidarity and to understand the laws
that govern a nation. “If the land is sleeping,
you can wake it up with plows and seeds.
(...) To distribute the source of goods is an
old wish of mankind. Planting a policy for
the field is only a matter of time.” Remarks
offers a seducing and enchanting read.
In these chronicles, Rubem depicts the feminine universe, the Queen Nefertiti, the Revolution of 1932, the movements of birds and clouds and other topics. The text that entitles the book, produced for TV Globo, pays tribute to the poet Vinicius de Moraes, on the first anniversary of his death, exalting the spring. With this book, one of his last published in life, the chronicler proves again his unique sensitivity to narrate a fact, register a personal impression and share with his readers a bit of his insightful way of experiencing and reading the world.
In Teadorar, Manuel Bandeira, accompanied by the skillful illustrations of Orlando Pedroso, writes on the daily events that make us tremble, that keep us awake at night, that burn the heart, and make us smile and cry. In other words, the urges that make us feel alive. With his ability to create new realities and to easily attract readers to try them, the writer lovingly explores the power that words have to change the world.
The poet and other chronicles of literature and life
Rubem Braga is considered by many to be the greatest chronicle writer in Brazil. Unpublished in book form until now, the chronicles brought together here bring delightful stories from this great author of Brazilian literature about some of his colleagues and friends. They are poets, novelists, journalists, historians and others with whom Braga has worked or spent time. The author gifts us with a relaxed and tender prose, radiographing the soul of important characters in the Brazilian intellectual background.
Bartolomeu Campos de Queirós
The author invests again in his poetic prose. This time, he uses it to decipher the mysteries of a tree that serves as a dwelling place for birds and other animals. The poetic view of Bartolomeu Campos de Queirós reveals an ocean of leaves in which hidden butterflies, cicadas, crickets, birds, worms, ants and a vast imaginary arise. Each resident of the tree is a starting point for the delicate reflections of Bartolomeu. The illustrations by Mario Cafiero dialogue with the lyricism of the text and show us a tree as poetic and haughty as the writer’s.
What will last of this land is what blows through it: the wind
Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
In this novel of dystopian atmosphere, Ignácio de Loyola Brandão constructs, in the midst of a love story, a critical analysis of a country torn apart by unmeasured violence. In this process, according to the author, “life became normal in its abnormality”. This lucid conclusion summarizes Brazil, the contemporary world itself, where humanity no longer recognizes itself, in the quiet madness that was instituted. Amplifying the experiences that collide in a chaotic daily life, the author weaves an intense, hard-hitting and highly provocative plot as those of the great novels of our literature.
Imprensa Oficial do Estado S/A - IMESP
Since its founding in 1891, the Imprensa Oficial do Estado de São Paulo has been responsible for publishing the Diário Oficial do Estado. Beginning in 1990, with its own publishing house and in response to community interest, Imprensa Oficial has become a leader in the Arts, Architecture, Photography, Literature and History, among other areas. It also re-issues long-out-of-print books. The company is nationally known as a leader in producing relevant and quality works.
Carlos Roberto de Abreu Sodré
BOOK OF EX-LIBRIS
Alberto da Costa e Silva, Anselmo Maciel| organizers
A reference work for the historical understanding of the meaning, interpretation and esthetics of ex-libris.
Ubiratan Machado analyzes the ex-líbris printed since the 15th century, detailing their evolution up to the 20th century. He analyzes all kinds of ex-libris, listing the major Brazilian artists, and highlighting foreigners such as Jean Cocteau, René Lalique and Jules Grandjouan.
The beautiful illustrations showcase ex-libris by Albert Einstein, Victor Hugo, Joaquim Nabuco, the Goncourt brothers and Marcel Schwob, as well as the Baron of Rio Branco’s complete collection.
I Forgot Completely of Myself: I Am a Cutural Department, Mário de Andrade
Mário de Andrade, a great Brazilian intellectual, writer, pianist professor, poet, was also a government employee. He took part in the creation of the São Paulo’s Department of Culture in 1935 when Fábio Prado was the city’s mayor. Andrade was the first director of the Department, firmly engaged in a popular and democratic cultural program for the state and even for the country. It was a cultural project of international exchange and integration with other cultural expressions. This book gathers the bureaucratic documents that he drafted and shows his vigorous opposition and a severe criticism of standard bureaucrats.
LAW AND JUSTICE IN KING LANDS IN COLONNIAL SÃO PAULO: 1709-1822
The book defines the distribution structure of the Political and Judiciary power in Colonial São Paulo, contributing to a better understanding of Brazil's current situation.
The author identified concurrent power networks, fighting each other for land and the right to exploit mines, crafts and commercial privileges.
Different forms of government were analyzed, as well as the relationship between public and private interests, local and central powers, economical and political factors, the social hierarchy and the accumulation of wealth.
This book is fundamental for the teaching of Brazilian Law History.
PAULICEIA’S HEART STIL BEATS
José de Souza Martins
The book gathers chronicles about places and characters that are part of the city of São Paulo, classified in historical periods that go from its foundation to the present day.
Sociologist, emeritus professor at the University of São Paulo, the author writes about curiosities and facts with flâneur’eyes and language. The chronicles are illustrate with photographs of is authorship and renowned photographers – Aurélio Becherini, Militão de Azevedo, German Lorca and Cristiano Mascaro – who like him, have in São Paulo the focus of their action.
Essential Series ABL-IMESP 84 Books by Various Author's
The Essential Series (Série Essencial) consists of anthologies and brief biographies of authors from the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Each volume is related to the work’s historical and social context, in addition to an essay about the author’s biography. Eighty-four titles have been published, among them essays about Machado de Assis (by Alfredo Bosi), Gonçalves Dias (by Ferreira Gullar), João Cabral de Melo Neto (by Ivan Junqueira), Castro Alves (by Alexei Bueno), Raul Pompeia (by Ivan Teixeira), and Olavo Bilac (by José Castello).
Modernism Magazines: 1922-1929 | 6 Titles
Samuel Titan Jr.
Pedro Puntoni - Imprensa Oficial do Estado de São Paulo – Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita
José Mindlin – Biblioteca Mário de Andrade
The box set contains six facsimile editions of the most important magazines on Brazilian Modernism of the 1920’s. Each publication features the full reproduction of every issue of the magazines, including a separate general index: Klaxon, Revista de Antropofagia, Verde, Terra Roxa e Outras Terras, A Revista and Estética, plus essays written by six experts: Gênese Andrade, Eucanaã Ferraz, Antonio Arnoni, Ivan Marques, Eduardo Coelho, and Júlio Castañon.
Picturesque and Historical Travel to Brazil
In a book published between 1834 and 1839, Debret accurately portrays Brazilian life of the 19th century. In this book he spent eight years writing, describing his visit to Brazil with other French artists who were brought to Brazil by D. João VI in order to found the Academy of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro. Of all works written by visitors to Brazil, Debret’s book is the most celebrated. It contains about 150 handtinted drawings depicting topics such as Indians and nature, slavery, Brazilian urban scenes, and the courts.
Ler Editorial is proud to publish exclusively works by contemporary brasilians authors aimed at young and adult audiences, always focusing on the quality of editing. We are, above all, an innovative and dynamic company, whose aim is to anticipate for readers the new trends in the literary market and that has been consolidated among the country\'s great publishers. Our catalog gathers the most inspiring works of fiction, with diverse themes in the genres: Romance, Fantasy, Women\'s Literature and Contemporary Erotic, as well as offering titles for children and young people, aiming at the formation of new readers. We work in an integrated way in the editorial, commercial and marketing areas, aiming at the success of each of our publications and their authors, with the commitment to provide the reader with a unique experience with each reading. Aligned with the new market trends, our works are also available in digital format, besides being attentive to the formation of the new generation of writers.
A current theme to awaken the taste for reading and raise awareness about the importance of family.
Jô makes a point of being the black sheep of the family, but his brothers, Tom and Jú, are willing to do everything to save her from the path she has decided to follow.
A story full of friendship and love, which reveals in fun way all the transformations of adolescence.
A book for the whole family.
Among us - More Beyond Darkness, volume 1
Catia Mourão e Johnatan Souza
Vampires, fallen angels, romance, adventure and suspense in an end-of-the-world prophecy.
Among Us, a love that can shake the doors of paradise.
The series More Beyond Darkness which has as central characters the vampires Donovan Hunter and Carlie Marie, and fallen angel Johnatan Fallen.
In this first book Carlie has lived under the protection of Donovan since his conversion. During her absence she meets Johnatan whom falls in love with, starting a turbulent romance filled with intrigue and jealousy.
With Donovan's return, she finds herself torn between the vampire who has been her only family for nearly a century and the fallen angel with whom she discovers love.
The conflicts generated in this triangle and the sudden appearance of former enemies will put their existence and that of their friends in danger.
Battles, passion, secrets that will be revealed, and characters that emerge unexpectedly give the tonic of this new series of fantastic literature.
Among Us, Through Donovan's Eyes
Everything you wanted to know about Donovan Hunter in a spin off developer!
Finally we have the chance to unravel all the mysteries that engulfed Donovan Hunter during the events of Among Us, the first book in the saga More Beyond the Darkness.
Through the vision of its creator, this thought-provoking character gains voice, in the form of a vibrant and revealing Spin Off.
Walking through the mind of Donovan Hunter is an incredible experience! We had a good sample of this in Revelations. But, in this book, each page gives us cause for a new sigh. And in those snippets where he describes his conversations with Carlie then ... After all, who would not want to be called a Princess by this beautiful vampire?
Because I closed my eyes
What if you found out that it is not the end yet?
Karen remains trapped in herself, running away from any more intimate relationship with another person. The only one with access to his life is Andrew, his best friend, that to for remain at his side conceals his true feelings.
Karen's life is linear and predictable, until the emergence of a seductive client who can transform her feelings and her worldview.
Disturbing Paul Newman has the power to deconstruct the barrier Karen has created to protect himself, but an unexpected turnaround causes her to promise something to Andrew that she does not know if she can keep it.
Now she will have to choose between remaining in the darkness of the past or glimpsing the possibility of a future. But is Karen ready to choose to live again?
Because I opened my eyes
What if the discovery goes far beyond a simple choice?
When Andrew finally decided to declare himself to Karen, a fight between the two ended in a car crash that left him between life and death. The burden of guilt fell on her like a hangman, prompting him to promise that if he survived, she would give him a chance.
But while Andrew is in the hospital, Paul Newman manages to break down Karen's barriers one by one, gaining access to his life and feelings. But Andrew wakes up, and by chance fate remembers the promise her friend made while he was in a coma.
Now, Karen is faced with a difficult decision: keeping the promise, being loyal to her best friend, or staying with Paul, the man who transformed her heart?
You can not miss the outcome of this painful story of love, friendship, struggle and overcoming.
Black Butterfly - book 1
Lord Edrick Bradley III, Westling’s second Baron, first saw Ashley Walker in an overcast autumn afternoon. Attracted and intrigued by the lack of the expected greeting he follows her until he sees her enter the hotel of the village. Without understanding such curiosity he waited for her. Upon presenting himself, the coldness with which he was received raised the mystery, prompting him to unravel it.
In turn, Ms. Walker just wanted to forget that meeting. She lived in the nearby village, grateful that she had never been in the presence of the noble gentleman and would have preferred it to thus continue. But going away would not be easy, for she had a chance to discover that not every man was perverse, selfish, or speculator.
That truth, coupled with Edrick’s charms, would crumble the solid protective wall Ashley has built over the years. Unnecessary chance, because she was the Black Butterfly, someone who would not even serve to be the lover of the honored baron. He was a beautiful garden in which she could never land.
Black Fortress - book 1
About the Black Fortress series
Black Fortress is not just another series of vampire books. Kel Costa has been able to put together all the ingredients needed to create a story that you take and can not quit. With captivating characters, an unconventional heroine and vampires we love to hate and who seem to belong to our daily lives, Kel Costa unfolds the plot with mastery and conquers readers with each new chapter.
The author guides us through a narrative full of action and mysteries, and still finds space for a good romance. It is almost impossible to take your eyes off the pages! Every moment we are surprised by a turnaround, transforming Kel Costa into a parameter of quality for the fantastic literature produced in Brazil.
Do not fear! Do not give in! Resist!
What would happen if humanity were in the midst of an unprecedented war between powerful creatures of two predatory and extremely dangerous species?
In a world completely different from everything we know until then, the adventure begins of a rebellious and daring teenager, who will face the most feared vampires and mythological beings to gain a position of respect, thanks to their strength and courage.
A forbidden romance, full of seduction and eroticism!
Louis, an Italian-American publicist in his thirties, has nothing to complain about: he is successful, traveled, extremely handsome and seductive. However, the sudden death of his grandfather makes him discover a yellowed and crumpled letter, and with it, the Spanish Carmen.
His sole purpose was to protect the family's inheritance, which owns a network of Italian confectionery scattered throughout the United States, but he will end up trapped in carmine-colored curly webs.
What is the human being capable of doing driven by greed and ambition?
A book that explores reality bare and raw.
The central theme opens the way to a picture of social interactions in an increasingly individualistic and consumerist society. The 15 contos presented deal with controversial issues, with no pretense that they are answered, only reflected and discussed.
Felipe Frasi plays with the reader by choosing an intimate and very direct narrative, showing the naked reality of those who are blinded by greed and power. Through fast and engaging short stories, he weaves a web of distinct characters and somehow connected together, while he puts together a surprising puzzle worthy of applause.
Ever imagined if you had the chance to find a cure for an illness?
What if this disease affected people you love?
A sweeping love story, interspersed with the struggle of an intrepid researcher in the quest for healing a disease.
Melissa is a biologist engaged in the research of plants with therapeutic properties. After years of studies, she discovers a rare flower, capable of bringing new possibilities in the treatment of a hematological disease. Joining an international cooperation team she sets out to search for the object of her research. There she meets Giovanni, a young Italian doctor for whom her heart will beat harder. But he is not free to live this passion, and Melissa will find that research has more implications in his life than he could imagine, giving rise to new challenges that can propel him beyond his own limits.
Get involved in this journey in the incessant quest to maintain life!
Emotions in prose and verses
In order to convey to the reader a bit of poetry, Suely Abardes presents us with texts that approach the most varied aspects of life, translating feelings and emotions to daily life, love, nature and the various themes that afflict the soul.
The conflicts between the spiritual and the material being, and the reactions of the human being in their relations with all these contexts, are also present in this work, inspired by the experiences of the author herself or through the vision of other people in the face of such experiences.
Gothic Tales and Poems by Carlie Marie
Tales and Poems Gothic by Carlie Marie
In this book, Catia Mourão presents a collection of texts ranging from Gothic poetry to tales of suspense and terror.
Written originally in Spanish and recently translated into Portuguese, the texts reflect the feelings of the vampire Carlie Marie, who later became central character of the saga More Beyond Darkness.
In Carlier Marie's Gothic Tales and Poems, the author presents the reader with objective and surprising texts. Their vampires, angels, and demons, driven by intense feelings, are credible, and evidence how mere mortals live on the edge of their emotions, torn between darkness and light.
Guard me Forever
Joanne Reeves never considered herself extraordinary. She was a decorator by choice, trained in architecture. She worked full time in her ex-husband's office even though their relationship was troubled. She had a single friend, the best. With her she ran in the park, went to the nightclubs, risked finding a new love ... But it didn’t happen.
She was beautiful, but she never inspired a second look; not by attraction. Being an ordinary person, it was difficult for Joanne to believe that a stranger, who she met in the hospital cafeteria, was interested. He knew her name, knew where to find her, had the hotter hands someone could have and disappeared in the blink of an eye. He was beautiful in the true meaning of the word.
For someone ordinary and alone as Joanne, how not to fall in love? All she wanted was to believe, to give herself completely and to be guarded forever.
A/N: Guard me Forever is a sensual paranormal romance.
Ice Ruins - Black Fortress series, book 3
A NEW ASCENSIONAN
UNPRECEDENTED BLOOD BOND
A POWER CAPABLE OF TRANSFORMING THE WORLD
In the last part of the Black Fortress series, Sasha must face the consequences of her latest acts. The hunt for the mythological intensifies and the young person becomes fundamental piece in the battle that is approaching.
Love, friendship, and loyalty are woven into every new decision that needs to be made before the stopwatch stops.
A collection of short stories that will surprise you.
Flammable kisses is a collection of short stories that revolve around kisses, but are not restricted to the theme of seduction and romance.
Social, moral, philosophical and institutional conflicts are addressed in this book, filled with harsh and heady situations, narrated with sobriety and good humor.
Instigating kisses will pave the way to the universe of captivating and conflicted characters, indicating that pleasure and agony are not always far from each other.
Love and jealousy, friendship and loyalty, madness and desire guide the twenty-one stories, inflaming and making the reader reflect on their values and the posture of society.
In the city of San Francisco, Alicia McCardi is just one out of thousands. She lived a quiet life, had the job of dreams, a little dog that was her treasure and two best friends who were always by her side. What more could she want?
Until Caleb Reynolds shows up, nothing.
Imagine the man of your dreams. A mix of all the good guys we fell in love with in movies and romance books. Yes, he overcomes all. When this carefree and seductive man begins to work for her, everything turns upside down. Lish is no longer sure of anything, nor the boundaries between right and wrong, or what is best for she. The only thing she can think of is how good it would be to surrender to him.
But what to do when a secret that he preferred to keep buried again haunts him and distances them?
Should she follow her rational side and no longer seek it? Or think of your own past and realize that everyone deserves a second chance?
Insurgency - More Beyond Darkness, volume 3
Catia Mourão e Johnatan Souza
An epic battle at the end of an electrifying trilogy!
Vampires and angels in a fight for the destiny of mankind.
With the latest revelations about Carlie's past, the relationship between the vampire couple faces a fiery trial. Meanwhile, the prophecy of the fallen is coming closer and closer. War is inevitable and will lead the two races, angels and vampires, to join forces to ensure the survival of the specie human.
Adventure, romance, bloody battles and surprising new characters is what readers will find in Insurgency, book 3 of the More Beyond the Darkness saga.
Leo and Bia
A country novel set in the South of Brazil.
A story that will touch your heart!
As a child, Maria Beatriz was taken against her will away from her father and her beloved Santa Maria, a beautiful city in the heart of Rio Grande do Sul. But even distance or time could not erase the memories she it carried in the heart.
Today, more mature, she is anxious with her return home and with the beginning of a new life at the University of Santa Maria, studying psychology. Her happiness is so much that she distracts herself for a moment.
Suddenly, while looking for his father in airport, a collision happens. It was a certain pawn ... And after that, the life of Maria Beatriz would never be the same again.
Leo is a veterinary student and settled in the city after his father inherited his grandfather's Palmital Farm. The young pawn shake the structures of Santa Maria, not only by the sound of his powerful truck, but also by all his charm and disposition to conquer a certain girl who stole his heart.
Leo and Bia bring us much more than a love story told by two young people from the interior. They will lead us on a trajectory of struggle and overcoming!
Leo and Bia come to enchant you with your your extravagant way, completely passionate.
Love is in the air 2 - Paris
Carol Dias, Paula Toyneti Benalia, Cristina Melo e Liz Spencer
Oh, the love! The difficulties, the chills, the unexpected encounters, the crazy thoughts ...
In the second volume of the series Love is in the air, you will meet beautiful stories with a dash of drama, about loves that surpass expectations even when it seems that it will not work.
With a foreword by Tammara Webber, authors Carol Dias, Paula Toyneti Benalia, Cristina Melo and Liz Spencer present novels set in Paris, the City Light - of the croassaints, of the love and breathtaking scenery - for you to fall in love even more.
The second volume of the series "Love is in the air" brings four beautiful and charming stories that will grab your readers from start to finish.
Penelope and James teach that trust and love always go hand in hand.
Ava and Caleb show that you should stay with your love in good times and especially in difficult times.
Valentine and Louis find each other a safe haven, a connection that goes beyond mere chance.
Manuela and Rodrigo live a young love, with many different responsibilities and paths.
Come to be enchanted by these stories, die of love for these couples and get lost in the writing of these extraordinary authors.
Loves in the air 1 - Londres
Eva Zooks, Tamires Barcellos, Catarina Muniz e Paola Scott
Oh, the love! The difficulties, the chills, the unexpected encounters, the crazy thoughts ...
In the four short stories of Love is in the air, you will meet beautiful, romantic and hot stories about this feeling full of ups and downs.
With preface written by Nana Pauvolih, the authors: Eva Zooks, Tamires Barcellos, Catherine Muniz and Paola Scott present tales set in London - the land of the Queen, of the tea and incredible scenery - for you to fall in love like never before.
Edmond and Gabriela show that love can last until after death.
Samantha and Henry experience a love at first sight, where the differences we think exist do not matter when we come across true love.
Liz and Ric, teach that love can not be predetermined, our heart chooses whom it wants.
Catherine and Sebastian are faced with an unexpected and overwhelming love, during a trip of the dreams.
Be enchanted by these stories and die of love for these couples!
Obsession - Immortal Love 1
Why live forever when there is no purpose in existence?
Ethan McCain answered this question going back to your former profession as a criminal lawyer. Living among humans, serving them and drinking your blood Ethan laughed. Being a spoiled and selfish Bohemian the vampire rehears your fake life freely through the streets of New York City.
McCain believed to possess all that he deserved and wanted till find the young Danielle Hall in Central Park, alone and unprotected. Attracted by such exciting odor he follows her, determined to seduce her and discard it.
He believed it would be easy, but the vampire didn't know in that same night an enemy lurked, ready to destroy him and that the fragile human carries the symbol that could represent his defeat.
From that day on Ethan would begin obsessively hunt his doom.
Obsession, first book in the series Love Immortal, is a supernatural romance for young adults. It contains sex and violence.
Portraits of a life
As a teenager, Jennifer had to overcome her parents' loss and her boyfriend's betrayal of her best friend. But time and her inseparable brother gave her the strength she needed to move on.
Dream employment is the first of many achievements and is just the beginning of an exciting flash session in your life. She is about to win the heart of someone very unlikely, but will have to fight to overcome the obstacles ahead.
Portraits of a Life tells the story of photographer Jennifer Torres, her conflicts in early adulthood, the difficulties to get a good job and the discovery of love. A book that experiments the teen formula of American dramas in our culture, bringing a story full of surprises and twists.
A life dedicated to the priesthood. An encounter that will fiddle with structures and thoughts, hitherto inflexible. A passion that will put the vocation in check.
After ten years in the service of the Church, Father Alessandro begins to question his entrance and permanence in the religious life. Taken with guilt, due to ethical issues and a rambunctious and sneaky encounter, he decides to isolate himself on a sea voyage to get his emotions in order and discover what he really wants. What he did not tell was that destiny would preach a great play to him in the theater of life: Eve, the voluptuousness in the form of a woman, will cross his path in a devastating way, arousing hidden and unknown desires, bringing to the surface the man in his most primitive state.
Is love capable of turning sin into sacred one?
Everything is possible, even if it is Profane!
Revelations - More Beyond Darkness, volume 2
Catia Mourão e Johnatan Souza
Unveil the secrets of Donovan and Carlie in the continuation of More Beyond the Darkness.
After the battle at Angel's Castle in New Orleans, Donovan returns alone to São Paulo and to compensate for his frustration at having lost his protégé's love, he indulges in a dark life, watered by feasts of blood and lust.
Meanwhile, Johnatan and Carlie enjoy a romantic trip through Europe, without imagining that the conspiracy of the fallen is increasingly powerful.
Upon receiving the convocation of her former mentor, Carlie decides to return to Brazil, where she will begin a phase of important discoveries that will change the course of her life and test her love and convictions.
In the second volume of the series More Beyond the Darkness, nobody will go unpunished.
The past comes back to collect your account and amidst betrayals and an apocalyptic prophecy, they will have to unite and prepare for a war that becomes ever more imminent.
Filled with new characters and unexpected situations, Revelations surprises each chapter by asking the reader to ask: How much longer can you fight your own nature?
Rick e Cath
All they need to start over is to rely on the power of love.
Love does not choose time or place to happen. Much less the tragedies.
Rick and Cath are separated by their choices, but a fatality unites them again.
Is the love they feel for each other big enough to overcome this immense challenge and get them to walk together again, facing the difficulties?
Or can the tragedy that has shaken them separate them for good?
Lost in a sea of illusions, shrouded in loneliness and clinging to small hopes, she will fight for love.
Is everything valid for love?
Until when is the limit between love and pain healthy?
Cassie will have to find these answers to go beyond her own limits, to overcome the barriers she has imposed on herself and accept love, surrendering herself unreservedly.
In the fight against the rough and tumble sea in which her life has turned, Cassie walks toward the lighthouse that Hawke represents. A successful man, who sees his life turned upside down with the entrance of this hurricane named Cassie.
A battle will be fought! On one side, Cassie's almost obsessive love, on the other hand, Hawke's centered, resolute force.
Principles will be broken, tears shed, hearts torn apart. All for love to prevail.
Shadows of the World - Beliefs and Creatures
Imagine if you could decipher people just by looking at them. Know their weakness and their fears, see their real intentions behind a smile or even tell apart the truth from a lie. A wonderful gift to some, but a curse to Alany Green, who learned too early that, sometimes, speak the truth may be a mistake.
Forsaken by her mother and having to deal with the early death of her father, the girl suffered with the prejudice and rejection for being different from the most. The fear and insecurity were her best friends for a long time.
In an unwished birthday celebration, organized by her only three friends, she met Santiago, a beautiful singer and owner of a seductive voice. An instant bound happened when their eyes met. Any had never believed in love, even less, at first sight, but she felt strangely attracted by the young man. But, any chance of a relationship ended before it could start.
Santiago disappeared mysteriously and the girl starts a search that will take her to dark paths and which has no turn back. To find out the existence of a secret world full of mystery and creatures that she only thought were real in books is really fascinating, but see her very own story connected to this world is scary.
By the eyes of the protagonist you will witness the break of reality as you find out that supernatural beings exists among us. A dark world reveal itself in each page while Alany keeps her search for answers, a search for something to believe or someone to trust.
A love that not even the loss of memory was able to erase!
Imagine finding true love, experiencing it in its fullness and then losing it in the bowels of the mind.
On a holiday trip to Europe, Alicia lives moments that not only can change her future, but also bring her revelations of the past. When she returns to Brazil, an accident puts her between life and death, resulting in the loss of memories. Unconscious of her experiences, she returns to her life, marries her former boyfriend and lets chance guide her. However, his body begins to show him that there are mysteries behind the amnesia, something so deep that not even the loss of memory was able to erase.
Storms of Blood - Black Fortress series, book 2
How far would you go to protect those you love?
In the continuation of the Black Fortress series, no one is completely safe. But Sasha's courage and determination make her a fearless warrior who can withstand the worst adversities.
The adrenaline is back in this dizzying romance!
More intense. More bloody. More enthralling.
Because fear will have no room in the struggle for survival.
Sweet Seduction - Immortal Love 2
Fascinated by young journalist Danielle Hall since seeing her in Central Park, vampire Ethan McCain has spared no effort to lure her. Arrogant, he thought he would discard it after he possessed it, but he fell in love, before he even conquered her.
Now, after misunderstandings, mistakes and hits, were near, but the human did not yet belong to him. It would be necessary to awaken in Danielle the same passion, so that she would accept to live eternally by your side.
Ethan still had to learn to deal with his own feelings, such as passion and insecurity, potentialized sensations that hindered revelation about his immortality and shaken his leadership over the other vampires in the group, leaving everyone vulnerable to the ever closer enemy.
THE BARON BRIDE - Davon Family - Book 1
Simone O. Marques
Robert needed to accomplish a simple mission: to escort his brother's bride, Baron William Davon. But he could not imagine that this woman would question his loyalty and jeopardize his honor and his life.
Lisbeth Phillips never had the love of family. However, she did not expect her father to be able to force her to marry a Baron of terrible fame, only to redeem himself from the betrayal of the king. What she did not imagine is that the man in charge of taking her to her fateful fate would steal her heart.
The Deputy - series Between Love and Power - Book 1
Artur Sebastian Scott is a billionaire politician who, on account of his power, has become a snob, harsh and arrogant person.
Linda Marilyn Stevens is a journalist trained in political law. Affectionate, charismatic and loving, but no less determined.
When their fates intersect, Arthur will feel lost through the hardness of his heart and commitment to their profession, but will use all the weapons within his power to conquer Linda.
The Deputy is the first book in an erotic trilogy. A modern fairy tale, in which the dreamy princess enters the castle she always idealized of. But then what happens?
Can idealization collapse when it comes to real life?
The prince is not so perfect, has countless defects like any human being. But its qualities can stand out.
The enchantress of the books
Lucas de Sousa
A charming story to awaken little readers!
Venture into the City of Books!
A magical place where reading is more than a passion, the residents are insatiable readers and the trees are stuffed with fruits and books. Meet a storyteller capable of making the books fly, and Benjamin, an illiterate boy who along with his friends will have to save the city from a terrible threat.
More than an infantojuvenil novel, The enchantress of the books is a work created with the purpose of awakening the conscience for the importance of reading and for the transformative actions that it can generate. A magical and fascinating book that brings us back to the best years of our lives.
The President - series Between Love and Power - Book 3
A great politician who bowed down to true love.
A journalist who, sweetly, taught a powerful man that it takes humility to rule justly. Together they formed a family.
And now, what does the future still hold for Arthur and Linda?
Artur Scott arrived where all the politicians aim, he became the President of the Nation.
Alongside his wife, Linda Marilyn, he takes office in the White House. But all the prestige of the post will not spare you from facing new challenges, which will not be restricted to politics alone.
In the gripping conclusion of the trilogy Between Love and Power, Arthur and Linda will have to fight hard to maintain their marriage.
The Secret Society
You will not resist the invitation to join this Society.
What if you knew that there is a place where you can perform all your fantasies, even those immeasurable ones? Where is it possible to test your limits and go beyond without running the risk of exposing yourself or having your identity revealed?
Meet the longings behind the sobriety of Mrs. V.
Wife and devoted mother, she will reveal herself to be a woman dissatisfied with married life that has lasted more than a decade and will find in Mr. P, a charming and successful businessman, the chance to perform your wildest dreams inside a secret society. But will the relationship between them just be a sensual adventure?
Masks conceal our true Self, but how much longer can we keep a secret?
Reveal the intimacy of Lord F, an man insatiable, of questionable behavior, who does not hide his need to flee from the common in search of satisfying his peculiar tastes. Married to Mrs. V, he maintains a double life through Society, where to the pleasures of sex knows no bounds.
How many mysteries can we hide behind a facade of superficiality?
Be surprised to know the life of the mysterious Miss M. Under the mask of an independent woman, averse to relationships and interested only in the pleasures provided by sex without commitment, a young woman is divided between her desire for freedom and the need to adjust to the social rules imposed by the father's political career.
With an astounding ending, this plot will take the reader on a journey that goes far beyond eroticism. You will follow the story of the characters, experience their adventures, know their motivations and be impacted by the consequences of their actions, going the extreme limits of passion.
Enter the world of the Secret Society and participate in this erotic dance of pleasure without inhibition!
The Senator - series Between Love and Power - Book 2
The hardness and arrogance of the politician Artur Scott fades after Linda Stevens enters his life. The young journalist finds in him a confused and lost heart, ready to surrender to love. And it is only with her that Arthur can forget the fascination of his political premature carrer.
Linda has the strength and determination to impose herself on the life of her iron man, and nothing can disrupt that love. However, Senate life will reveal enemies closer than they imagine, which can seriously undermine the Scott's reputation.
Can she help her Senator run a whole country?
Alexandre Silva Mourão
Make Check in for this trip where the vehicle is the imagination.
I point to the fact that, the journey - reading of this book - can become a little turbulent, becoming bolder and more spicy.
Put on the belts, the youngest and the most sensitive.
However, paradoxically, it is pleasant and interesting to people of almost all ages.
It has the property of making you bilocar - being in two places at the same time - without leaving where you are, besides arousing varied feelings.
It also shows the power of words to transform reality into a dream and vice versa. But your main goal is to get you to travel a bit through poetic literature, so that you can get out of everyday life in a pleasant way.
May it be a good read! Make you smile, laugh, get excited and even get indignant!
"Dialoging with fragments of poetry by several renowned authors, Alexandre Silva Mourão leads us through a journey through the cultural diversity of Brazil and presents us with a work that, in addition to having fun, leads us to reflection."
Theory of Love
Can two people of opposing temperaments and convictions yield to the impulses of the heart?
Alex is skeptical of love, do not understand how one can become emotionally dependent on another person. At 39, he is a convicted single. From an occasional need, he lives in a secluded home away from civilization, where there is no electricity, piped water, media or vehicles.
Maya is an amateur reader and an incurable romantic. She can not imagine life without love, even if it is platonic love. At the age of 26, decides to invest in a relationship and agrees to spend her vacation in the company of William, for whom she is secretly in love. What she did not expect was for him to get involved with a stranger at the first opportunity.
And through fate, Alex and Maya's paths intersect, forcing them to live under the same roof for three days, in an unusual relationship that will force them to deal with their differences. But this task will not be easy, since the conviviality between them resembles that of dogs and cats.
Ties of Destiny
As she took refuge in a small town in the Rio Grande do Sul, she did not realize that she was about to live an intense love.
Catarina is a lonely and traumatized girl in many ways. First with the premature death of his parents in a car accident, followed by a strong amorous disappointment which shook at once his emotional structure. And as if that were not enough, she discovers a financial deviation in the company she has inherited.
In search of a fresh start, Catarina decides to move away from Porto Alegre to a small city in the mountain range. All she wants is peace to start a new life where no one knows her story and an isolated cottage in the middle of a grove looks like the prefect place. At least that's what she imagines, until she meets Bruno.
Tall, handsome and full of attitude, Bruno reveals himself to be a man of integrity, but also keeps a good amount of secrets.
It involvement with this mysterious and seductive man becomes inevitable and the relationship evolves naturally. But in the midst of their passion they will find themselves in a conflict and Cat will need the courage to reveal to Bruno all the secrets that surround her past.
Way of the waters
What to do when life is linked to a secret?
When all decisions lead to an unknown and mysterious path?
Anne is a historian obsessed with a particular subject: the story of a man who has visite her dreams since her teens. Ethan Brown, a soldier for the Civil War.
But what strange relationship exists between her and someone who lived in 1864?
This is what Anne will have the opportunity to discover when invited by Henry Starre, a wealthy collector of works of art, to spend a season in Maryland and get a closer look at her research site.
Editora Melhoramentos published its first title in 1915, with Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. It was also the first book printed in full color in Brazil and the beginning of a solid, longstanding and successful children’s series. Since then, the company has built a reputation for its pioneering literary quality and printing standards for children and young adults. During these 100 years, Melhoramentos has kept its editorial integrity by publishing renowned Brazilian author`s as well as national new talents in writing and illustration. In addition, it has worked to enlarge its portfolio with important non-fiction books, such as award-winning gastronomy titles and a collection of excellent dictionaries, like the famous Michaelis series.
Dreams in Yellow the Boy Who did not Forget Van Gogh
Luiz Antonio Aguiar
This fictional narrative creates a whole relationship between painter Vincent van Gogh and Camille Roulin, one of the children depicted in The Roulin Family group of portrait paintings. In the story, Camille is a boy whose life is filled with enchantment, paintings and dreams, as he entertains a rather close relationship to the Dutch painter in the time during which he produced his most important works.
The world may be made out of colors, but none of them compares to Flicts. A rare, frail and sad color that doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere, for it has not made friends with the other colors, which despise it. Can you picture Flicts among the others in the rainbow?! No way! Cast off, Flicts gazes at the sky and up it goes: finally, it can see the world from up above and decides it has found its righteous place. Flicts is a poetic, though unassuming, narrative about the essential need to respect the differences.
In this book of illustrations, figures and shadows make us imagine things. But when we turn the pages, we realize the shadows tricked us. A fun play in which illusion makes us thinks about the different ways of observing and perceiving the world. The book arose from plays in which the author pointed out distant figures for his daughters and they tried to guess what these figures really were. When they reached out to the figures, they realized that they were almost always mistaken! This fun game generated delicious and even philosophical conversations between this dad and his daughters.
My Sweet Orange Tree
José Mauro de Vasconcelos
Six-year-old Zeze is poor, intelligent and sensitive. As he can’t find the love he craves for at home, he walks along the streets playing all kinds of pranks. He learns everything by himself and devises a fantasy world of his own where his great confidant is Xururuca, an orange tree. This is one of Brazilian Children and Youth Literature greatest classics of all times.
Nino, the Saturn Boy
Nino loves sliding through the space and rings of Saturn on his surfboard. But one day, without any explanation, the rings dawned totally colorless. What might have happened? Nino then goes in search of a solution to solve this mystery. He will travel to Earth, where he finds artists who will recover the color of the rings of Saturn, his beloved planet, with their magic paints and colors. Ziraldo introduces the very young readers to the greatness of master artists’ creation, such as Guignard, Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Klimt, Pollock, Matisse and Miró.
The Barnacle Goose and Other Kitchen Stories
This book is a collection of stories and thoughts originally written for Brazilian newspapers and magazines. The author addresses a number of topics in texts characterized by his unusual yet quite deep historical research. What was the menu of the last meal aboard the Titanic? Reading The Barnacle Goose is like opening a pack of those kinds of snacks you never seem to get enough of.
The Frame Boy
Frame boy? Why? He has been nicknamed Frame Boy because he is always passionately concentrated on his comic books. No friends are ever around, but... is that really so? Actually, he has thousands of friends in his colorful world! They are all heroes of some kind and come from all different parts of the globe! And will they be able to help the Frame Boy when he finds himself immersed in a colorless forest? It’s all just letters, punctuation and words mixed up. Frame Boy is a fast-paced story filled with creativity and imagination.
THE LEGEND OF SU
Tiago de Melo Andrade
The Legend of Su tells the story of a kingdom where there weren’t either schools or books. Su was governed by a wise, selfish and tyrant man, who used to control the sources of knowledge and make subjects undergo his subordinations and whims. People, unhappy, seemed to have no better choice. But when Crasso, a pretty clever and devoted young man, is chosen to sculpt the statue of the dictator, comes the chance to change the kingdom’s political and social scene. An entertaining story about the monopoly of knowledge, an essential book to form young readers politically and morally.
Pallas is a Brazilian Publisher with over 40 years’ experience in the market. It specializes in Afro-Brazilian themes for children, teenagers and adults. Pallas publications include human sciences, art, religion and literature for adults and children. The relevance of the African contribution to Brazil guides its editorial choices, creating a unique portfolio in the Brazilian market.
Along the river
A lovely metaphor of life. Joys, friendships, loneliness or difficulties. For all that we will pass. The important thing is to go ahead and never stop sailing.
OMBELA, the story of the rainfall
In this story, Ondjaki invents a myth that explains the “origin of rainfall”. This is the story of a goddess named Ombela who learned how to make it rain using her tears. How her father taught her how to cry, how her tears would be salty or sweet, creating lakes and seas, feeding the earth with the water needed. At least that’s what the older ones tell us…
The beautiful darkness
This book is about the beauty of meetings. A young couple takes the time to talk about their lives during a blackout in the city and, so, they get to know each other better. A story written by the Angolan prize winner Ondjaki about the not-spoken things, but which leave the young hearts fearless of the darkness.
The power of the palm
This book tells us a legend from Magreb about overcoming. Ben Sadok, an evil and jealous man, couldn’t stand the beauty of the world. The joy and love of others bothered him deeply. But the beautiful tree was able to work around the barriers imposed by the evil man and grow strong and beautiful. A simple and exciting tale.
In Water eyes, with no idealization, the hard life conditions face by the afro-descendants in Brazil is recreated with talent and firmness. Conceição Evaristo is Master in Brazilian literature and Doctor in Comparative literature. This book was awarded with the Jabuti Prize in 2015 in short stories category.