Amália – The Scarecrow
Author: Majori Claro
Publishing company: FTD Educação
Number of pages: 96
About publishing company: FTD Educação has been in the publishing market since 1902 and Literature is one of our main interests. Our catalogue is greatly diversified, about 680 titles from toddlers to Young Adult, including renowned Brazilian authors such as Ana Maria Machado, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award. In addition, our catalogue features notorious titles, that received important literary awards, such as the White Ravens, Jabuti (Brazilian Book Chambers) and the FNLIJ (the Brazilian section of IBBY). International partnerships brighten our catalogue even more.
FTD Educação holds fourteen subsidiaries, nine distributors and ten service centers to ensure that our books reach the largest number of children and young people from every State of Brazil.
Amália is a scarecrow brought to the light of day with the mission to scare as many birds who come to feed in the cornﬁeld where she stands as possible. But she does not understand why she has to scare them away if they are hungry. With each ﬂap of the birds’ wings, Amália will experience life, nature, poetry, and discover the reason why she came to be in such a time and place. The words
of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa are present in each line of this enchanting story of love, self-discovery and rebirth in which a little scarecrow awakens to life’s possibilities and most important values.