The Multilingual Duck
Author: Ronaldo Simões Coelho
Publishing company: FTD Educação
Number of pages: 32
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.
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.