Rivers die of thirst
Forty years later, the abundant river on fish where his father took him is converted into a "grimy" watercourse where all life was suppressed. There is no longer anything to fish in that dark broth that pollution has poisoned. Even so, that is where the man comes, one dawn, with useless hooks, carrying Bumba, his seven-year-old son - just as his own father had done four decades earlier when he was the exact age of his son now. He knows how much it will hurt in the heart of Bumba the spectacle of a river murdered by the insensitivity and greed of other men. There remains the consolation that the shock will help to build in the boy an awareness of caretaker of the goods of nature. That alone would make the rivers die of thirst for an essential reading, and not only for children - but there is much more in the thread of this little masterpiece of our literature. Apart from worrying about the planet we are degrading, the contact with the tragedy will further solidify the love of father and son. That is also why you have to live the painful experience that is reserved for you that dawn. "He goes with me like I would be going with Dad and nothing has changed", the man tells the woman. "I'm Bumba and Bumba is me. Like Dad was me, and now I am him". Humberto werneck
Three minus one equals seven
Wander Piroli is the king of book titles. In this, he simply contradicts mathematics, rightly. Three minus one ends up being equal to seven. The reason why you will discover only the last few lines of the story. You will find out quickly because once you started, you will not stop reading the adventures of this family who, when having the house invaded by thieves, decided to have a dog to watch it. Do you think it's easy? Instead of one, they got three dogs. What about the complications? A simple story, told in the hipster and tasty way of Wander, a modern author who does not spend words idly. Here are urban children and their relationship to animals, problems, affection. Wander Piroli revolutionized children's literature in the 1970s, full dictatorship, by publishing The Boy and the Child's Chick, a misleading title that provoked the wrath of moralists and took a turn in the way the child reader was faced. Here is Wander, who was a big man with large hands, but a gentle, tender fellow who wrote with affection and humor and who not only deserved as much as he needed this rediscovery. My grandchildren, ten, eight, and six years old, have read, worshiped and asked for a dog. Ignácio de Loyola Brandão.
Wander Piroli always had an accurate sight. His words have neither deviation nor fat. Precise and wet of humanity. His text is strong, nascent, clean water, pure understanding of what is happening in the souls of children, men and women. Speaking of his childhood, he explains and understands us. The author is not bad at aiming: he does not know nor wants to kill. He hits the target: the heart of the one who reads him, cries in love.
Childhood Here and Overseas
José Jorge Letria | José Santos | Cátia Vidinhas | Guazzelli
If your childhood could be translated into a color, what color would it be? If it had a smell, would it smell like what? If it were a toy, would it be a bicycle or a card game? What if it was an animal? The poems in this book tell memories of their authors' childhood, the Portuguese Jose Jorge Letria and the Brazilian José Santos, who have in common, besides the Portuguese language and the desire to count in verses their childhoods, a beautiful literary trajectory. The illustrations, by the Portuguese Cátia Vidinhas and the Brazilian Eloar Guazzelli, give life and many colors to the stories and characters of the two authors.
The partnership between SESI-SP Editora and Quanta Estúdio de artes produced another new HQ: Pogando (peculiar form of dancing, of shaking to the sound of punk) talks about youth, freedom and maturation in a "punk" way of being.
Bars, villages & love
Martinho da Vila
With the skill of a wise storyteller, Martinho da Vila tells a luscious narrative, following the movements of the love story of Daomé Benino and Iana Smith. In addition to the simple work of fiction, in this book the author traces a great panel in which fragments of memory compose a harmonious whole. By analyzing the details of this rich mosaic, the reader can perceive a kind of pantheon, formed by the heroes who built the black identity of Brazil. In the background, places, characters and songs that, in each period, imprinted the memories of the narrator and their protagonists.
The gravity of small things
Jorge Miguel Marinho
Decode smallness. Reverberate sensations. Expose feelings. Until the meaning of universal themes emerges - love, loneliness, melancholy, silence, friendship. Nothing escapes the magnifying glass of Jorge Miguel Marinho, whose gaze reflects the grandeur necessary of what appears an innate littleness. In the role of chronicler-storyteller (or vice versa), the author investigates the surroundings to discover secrets of existence stored in everyday jewels, offering, in this course, an inventory of philosophical, cinematographic, literary and musical references. In The Gravity of Small Things, footnotes, prosaic records, personal reflections, and fictional characters blend into a literary babel marked by blood narrative, whose flow takes place line by line, amid an open exploratory, lively and rhythmic route. By celebrating the possible severity of detail, he reshapes the infinite beauty of living.Prêmios
- FNLIJ 2017
Fernando pretends to smoke to have an excuse to get out of the office and get some time outdoors. On the ground floor of the building where he works, he meets Bruno, a former school-age colleague, for whom he feels an ill-concealed envy. How can the friend always be so comfortable? They talk about life and about a semi-abandoned project of Fernando: leaving São Paulo and moving to João Pessoa. Amid the talk, Bruno ends up introducing him to Laura, a young actress to whom Fernando projects everything he would like to be: an artist, free, out-of-place, in a good way. The book narrates the relationship of the two, through the intercalation of different times and spaces: confronting their totally disparate life experiences and their anguishes that, nevertheless, are so similar; or constructing the plans, together, to flee from São Paulo to Paraíba, leaving the work, restrictions and life behind.
Art of Making Arts
In the period between 1980 and 1990, studies on reading and children's literature broke out in the Brazilian academic world. Several authors began to reflect on the subject and to endorse a critical apparatus. In this context, the work of Gloria Pondé arises to reflect it and to ground a reflection on the main topics of literature and education. By creating the Gloria Pondé collection, Sesi-SP publishes positively its position on the value of children's literature and its relevance to the formation of readers. Moreover, it contributes to the education that, with quality, will subsidize the work of all sectors that are part of the network of professionals involved with the book and reading in the country. The first title of the collection, The Art of Making Arts, is a guiding walk on making, producing, and promoting literary reading. Drawing on the literary theory and examples of the greatest exponents of Brazilian children's literature, Gloria crosses trails of the traditional story and poetry, commenting on the influence of these genres in the education of children.
Women of Machado
Machado de Assis
If during their youth they appear virginal, innocent, pure, as they enter adulthood, they are faced with questions such as the imposition of marriage, marital bliss, jealousy and betrayal, and the ephemerality of beauty, becoming increasingly complex. Mature WOMEN OF MACHADO live the nostalgia of life, the possibility of an ultimate love and death. These themes, however, intersect, with death being born in a girl or purity in an adulterous lady. It is precisely from this overlap that the sphericity of the characters selected here arises and, consequently, where one sees the mastery of the writer.
The boy, the crossroads and the whistle
"This tale of Afonso Borges reminds me of Carlos Drummond de Andrade when he argues that simple nothing is easy: on the contrary, it is difficult, the result of many elaborations, the search for the word and the right phrase to a certain history or poem. The boy, the crossroads and the whistle are quite simple: the narrative is linear, the character is one, the words, of our daily life. To build the story, there is a well-marked, almost slow-paced rhythm, there are many metaphors and synesthesies without any searching - and there are multiple interpretations, which become a crossroad for the reader as well. Crossroad is the key word of the narrative, and indeed it is not only the life of the child: it is the story of each of us, called all the time to make choices - from the simplest to the most decisive ones. And the fundamental question is: at a crossroads, how and why do we choose a certain path? That´s a good question, which will for some time occupy the mind of the reader, once the reading is finished. And that will generate interesting reflections and discussions - a good sign of the quality of the story".
Maria Antonieta Cunha, writer, editor and holder of a doctorate degree in literature.
Selection of eleven cinema monsters, the book brings a historical survey of these characters, the films in which they appeared for the first time and an evolutionary panorama of their representations. In this toy book, Daniel Kondo's illustrations must be assembled and reconstructed according to each reader's imagination.
Starring: Frankenstein | Dracula |Hunchback Mummy | Zombie | King Kong | Werewolf | Godzilla | ET | Gremlins | MalevolentPrêmios
- FNLIJ 2017
- Crescer Magazine 2017
Catalog of losses
João Anzanello Carrascoza / Juliana Monteiro Carrascoza
Catalog of losses is inspired by the collection of the Museum of Broken Relationships (Zagreb, Croatia), which brings together in temporary exhibitions reports and objects sent by people from all over the world - catalytic symbols of their "departed" relationships. It presents diverse narratives of loss written by João Anzanello Carrascoza and photographed by Juliana Monteiro Carrascoza. Bleeding into two supports - in alphabetical order, however, able to be enjoyed in any sequence -, the stories provide a double aesthetic experience. This "catalog" thus interweaves two lines of force: the writing of the word and the writing of light, the literary tale and visual art, fiction and photography. A collection of definite losses, never forgotten, but undeniably resulting in a human gain for the reader.
Roberto Carvalho de Magalhães
The tree is not a botanical catalog. Nor is it the story of a single plant. The tree is a question book - why? Since when was it there? who is mr. Angorb? what is his profession? Why did he leave? And, despite giving some answers, raises a big question: why human progress must be in contradiction with nature? And the book also answers questions that have not even been asked: what are our dreams? What is really important in the place where we live? What is the consequence of the choices we make? The tree puts us before the exuberance of nature and, with humor, sensitivity and affection, induces us to
reflect on man's relationship with it.
Carolina Maria de Jesus
The hard daily struggle of a black family, in the first decades of the last century, narrated from the point of view of an intelligent and interested girl. Bitita´s diary documents her efforts to find work, even as a child, to ensure material survival, and to maintain dignity above all. A panel of Brazilian agrarian society, highlighted with stains of social injustice, prejudice and discrimination.
The author, Carolina Maria de Jesus, was the protagonist of an editorial phenomenon in the country in the 1960s. Her first book, Quarto de Despejo (Room of Eviction), became best seller, selling 80,000 copies in Brazil alone, and had its translation rights sold for 13 languages. Her readers from outside Brazil keep alive her memory. The English translation of the first book is still adopted today in American schools. The first edition of Bitita´s diary was published posthumously in 1982 in France.
A place called Here
"There was once a place called Here. Here was not a town, a village or a country. It was simply a place".Prêmios
- Prêmio FNLIJ 2017
Chinese Poetry — A novel
The narrative features used by André Caramuru in his novel - which is divided into a stream of consciousness, first-person narrative and direct speech - accompanied by the beauty of Chinese poetry, with the symbolic profusion of its millennial ideograms, allow us to read Chinese poetry in several layers simultaneously. While teaching at the university, in the midst of the everyday life of a middle-aged man, the protagonist-professor Teixeira engages in a forbidden passion that redefines his experience in the world, crossing the complex field of desires while at the same time accommodated in the security and seeking the unknown.
The girl's hair
One day, she woke up with a crazy hair. Would she go to school anyway? Yes, she would go to school specially for this. Why not? At school, the attitude of the girl caused great repercussion and the result was unusual. Keeping up with lightness that day anything but ordinary of the girl and her hair, the hair of the girl emphasizes the importance of the self-esteem and to recognize what is beautiful in each person.
The Magical Flute and the Book of Wisdom
The Magical Flute and the Book of Wisdom tells the story of young Prince Tamino and his beloved Pamina. Before finding peace to live the love of their lives, they must go through many trials and face the dangers of a shadowy realm. Along the way, they learn about the transformative value of friendship and the virtues of honesty, temperance, courage and brotherhood to finally be received as initiated members of the Temple of Wisdom.Prêmios
- Prêmio FNLIJ 2016
- Prêmio Jabuti 2016
A Round of Applause for Picolina
About to turn 60, the Picolina clown, along with her faithful companion – Risada, the cat – is trying to understand why people do not laugh of her antics anymore. This writing, filled with an array of subtleties, presents the reader with smiles and emotions by revealing an adventure that recalls the simple life of circus performers, the time, the generation gap and the importance of friendship and fellowship bonds.
Grandma Clara's Notebook
Changing may be good, but going against one's will is just absurd! That is what Mari thinks, a 13-year-old girl left behind by her mother to live with her father, a perfect stranger who, on top of that, lives in a distant place. Surprising encounters lead the girl to adventure herself in a sensitive, gentle and intellectual way, starting with the discovery of her grandma's notebook and the art of Portinari. Grandma Clara's notebook is an invitation to learn about a universe of intriguing stories that seem able to shed some light onto Mari's present, a brave and modern heroine facing challenges armed with a good Internet connection and a great sense of humor.
Communicating with Color
By transiting the fields of Design, Art, Psychology and Neurology, Paula Csillag consolidated an original analysis methodology, helping us to increase the use of colors. This model – created by the author and result of a research supported by the Centro de Altos Estudos da ESPM (ESPM University higher studies center) – has been presented in an international conference in the United States in 2007, with its article being awarded and voted as the best in the Book of Selected Readings. From such perspective, and based on scientific studies, Csillag describes principles that guide the application of color in visual communication from more conscious choices, which do not rely solely on intuition or on the talent of artists.
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