The Musician


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Koehler Books
Publish Date
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.44 inches | 0.63 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Heloisa Prieto is one of Brazil's most celebrated children and YA authors. She has sold over two million books in her native country. Her Mano series of YA novels inspired the Time Warner movie The Best Things in the World. She recently published 1,002 Ghosts, and her book Viajantes do Vento was selected for the PNLD Public Book-Purchasing Programme, the biggest of its kind in the world.She has spent a lifetime researching myths and legends-both ancient and modern-and organizing and curating collections of cross-cultural interest. She has created and organized numerous creative writing workshops for children, teenagers, and adults. Heloisa also has a PhD in French literature (University of São Paulo) and a master's degree in semiotics (Catholic University of São Paulo).


"Let your mind be mesmerized by the magic this book can unravel."

-Maria José Silveira, Author of Her Mother's Mother's Mother & Her Daughters

"Heloisa Prieto's pen draws with bold strokes a kaleidoscope of characters in this unique story."

-Claire Galligan, Award-Winning Theater Director, Radio Producer, and Writer

"I was mesmerized by this narrative's musicality, its rhythm, its repertoire."

-Gabriella Mancini, Acclaimed Brazilian Script Writer

"Heloisa Prieto's poetic, magical tale . . . is enriched by many layers of significance."

-Dr. Munira Hamud Mutran, Professor, University of São Paulo

"I believe her book will be very important as a way to show contemporary society a different world: ours."

-Olivio Jekupé, Indigenous Author from the Guarani Nation

"a fresh tale that carries deep messages of time, place, and the integrity inherent in each soul."

-Greg Fields, Author of Through the Waters and the Wild