Describes how Carnival is celebrated in Brazil, with an emphasis on the important role of elements originating in Africa, and provides instructions for making headdresses and other items.
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Grade 2-4-This book offers three things in one: a fictionalized account of the Brazilian carnival that takes place between Christmas and Lent, illustrations of the event, and its crafts. An afterword explains the festival in the context of Brazil's history and culture. The main part of the book explores the relationship between seven-year-old Mourrice and his nanny. She explains the significance of the carnival and the boy observes its songs, dances, and costumes. Papi's vivid, colorful illustrations, along with the overall book design, are strong points in an otherwise mediocre offering. The art reflects a number of influences, from traditional Afro-Brazilian folk art to post-modernists such as Jackson Pollack. The results are fresh and interesting. The crafts have potential, though some are too complex for young children. The text has numerous problems, including wooden characters and stilted, unrealistic dialogue. Nana in particular sounds like a combination of a tour guide and a folklore professor, and Mourrice's voice is adult in tone. However, readers will appreciate the illustrations, possibly to the extent of forgiving the poorly written text.
Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Siena College Library, Loudonville, NY
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Rizzoli, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0847817792
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97808478177951.0
Descripción Rizzoli, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0847817792
Descripción Rizzoli, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110847817792
Descripción Rizzoli. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0847817792 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.3224556