Kaleidoscope Of Lives
Author: João Anzanello Carrascoza
Publishing company: FTD Educação
Number of pages: 72
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.
Written in poetic prose, this book weaves together three stories that take place in Rio de Janeiro. The first one portrays the everyday life of a young couple, José and Maria, who work as garbage collectors near a landfill. In the second story, a boy tries to sell rain ponchos in Copacabana beach on New Year’s Eve, while he watches the fireworks. The third story is about Leo, a retired dockworker who is anxiously waiting to go to his daughter’s house to visit his grandson.