My Sweet Orange Tree

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.1 X 1.1 X 7.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781536203288

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About the Author

José Mauro de Vasconcelos (1920-1984) was a Brazilian writer who worked as a sparring partner for boxers, a laborer on a banana farm, and a fisherman before he started writing at the age of twenty-two. He is most famous for his autobiographical novel, My Sweet Orange Tree.

Reviews

A Brazilian classic with a whimsical and heart-rending essence.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Blending the tart hardship of poverty with the sweetness of finding things that make life worth living, De Vasconcelos' fictional work--a classic in Brazil--is based on his own difficult childhood in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. Entrekin's new translation makes a good addition for collections in need of diversity.
--Booklist

Capturing the realistically fluid, unformed nature of childhood, the author presents a boy who might lovingly confide in an orange tree named Pinkie, then, moments later, execute mean-spirited pranks and hurl cutting insults. This moving Brazilian classic is rich with opportunities for contemplation and discussion.
--Publishers Weekly Online