In the heart of the AmazonAuthor: Manuel Filho Publishing company: Panda Books Segment: InfantoJuvenil Number of pages: 176 About publishing company: Publisher Contact: ISBN: 978-85-7888-661-5
Animal trafficking is a terrible thing, now imagine what it is like to traffic plants and the knowledge of indigenous peoples simply for capitalist and unscrupulous purposes. This is the scenario young German Hans faces when his parents arrive in Brazil from Germany to set up an NGO in Manaus – the capital of Brazilian State Amazon – and teach music to children and teenagers. The German boy finds a culture that is quite different from his own and while taken over by the biodiversity in the forest Hans ends up learning that several species of animals are at risk of extinction. In the heart of The Amazon is an inspiring story that takes the young reader into an adventure that alerts to the importance of being aware about the richness of the diversity in the world they live in and the responsibility we all have as human beings to watch over the natural integrity of the planet we call home.