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Along the Tapajos

Written by Fernando Vilela

Illustrated by Fernando Vilela

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Along the Tapajos Review

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Geography People / Places

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021

This picture book, first published in Brazil, offers kids a unique look into the lives of children who live along Brazil’s beautiful Tapajós River.


Along the Tapajos Synopsis

Cauã and Inaê are a brother and sister who live in a small community along the Tapajós River in Brazil. Here, the homes are on stilts and everyone travels around by boat—even to school! When the rainy season comes, they must leave their village and relocate to higher ground for a while. But after moving this year, Cauã and Inaê realize they’ve left behind something important: their pet tortoise, Titi! Unlike turtles, tortoises can’t swim, and Cauã and Inaê are really worried. So the pair sneaks back at night on a journey along the river to rescue him. Will they be able to save Titi?

Along the Tapajos Press Reviews

“[A]ward-winning Brazilian author and illustrator Vilela brings to life the lush setting of the story. This beautiful book belongs in all picture book collections, specially given the dearth of books about the inhabitants of the Amazon region.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Children’s picture book artwork does not get much better than what Fernando Vilela has created with his intimate view of river life in the Amazon Rainforest. Along the Tapajós takes readers out of their surroundings and transports them to another world where kids do normal kid things but in an uncommon and unusual setting. Along the Tapajós is an exciting book with an intriguing lifestyle story, filled with stunning, vibrant, and unique illustrations.” —New York Journal of Books

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ISBN: 9781542008686
Publication date: 01/10/2019
Publisher: Amazon Crossing Kids an imprint of Amazon Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781542008686
Publication date: 1st October 2019
Author: Fernando Vilela
Illustrator: Fernando Vilela
Publisher: Amazon Crossing Kids an imprint of Amazon Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Geography, People / Places

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