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About the Author
Fernando Vilela is an award-winning author and illustrator from Brazil. Published in Brazil under the title Tapajós, this book was inspired by one of his trips to the Amazon rainforest. He has received many awards for his books, and he has exhibited his artwork at home and abroad, including at the MoMA in New York and the Pinacoteca of the State of São Paulo. For his picture books, he has received five Jabuti awards (Brazil) and the New Horizons Honorable Mention of the Bologna Ragazzi International Award. He is also a plastics artist, and he teaches courses, lectures, and workshops on art and illustration. Learn more about him online at www.fernandovilela.com.br.
Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with about seventy books to his name. Recent translations include Juan Pablo Villalobos's I Don't Expect Anyone to Believe Me and (in a co-translation) the memoir of football manager Arsène Wenger. His work has won him the International Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, among many others. He is a past chair of the UK writers' union The Society of Authors, and the Translators Association.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Ages 6-8
"The vibrant colors in Vilela's illustrations and the expressive faces of Cauã and Inaê bring lightheartedness to their dangerous journey and the cyclical living it prescribes. A riveting journey." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"[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
"This is one of those engaging titles that offers a glimpse of a location new to most American readers. More translations like this one, please!" --Fuse #8 Production
"[A] cheerful introduction to a way of life unfamiliar to most kids, who will enjoy the river life, houses on stilts, and ambient wildlife." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books