VERA DO VAL lives in Manaus, where she researches and collects the legends and myths of the Amazonian people. She has won many awards and competitions, including the Jabuti Prize for her book Histórias do Ri o Negro.
After his The ABC of Brazilian birds, Geraldo Valério confirms his virtuosity in the art of collage depicting animals of several species from the Brazilian fauna. Along with the illustrations, the biologist Humberto Conzo Junior writes some basic information concerning each specimen.
For each letter of the alphabet, this book offers illustrated basic information on a Brazilian bird whose name begins with that letter. If the idea is simple, the execution is majestic. These beautiful collages by Geraldo Valério depict well-known Brazilian birds in all their living color, opening our...[more]
Monkeys, jaguars, tortoises, deers, agoutis, turtles are common characters of Brazilian popular tales. In this book Vera do Val retells some of these stories with a fluent and gracious language, giving life and a human voice to the animals of our fauna. The artist Geraldo Valério shows all his expertise...[more]
The Creation of the World is a compilation of eight indigenous myths about the origins of the world, the night, the stars, the moon, the rivers and the peoples of the forest. One of these, about the advent of night, tells of an exhausted sun that must shine without rest while the night sleeps in the...[more]
The jaguar thinks of nothing else than capturing the monkey, but always ends up being outsmarted by him! In this book, Vera do Val offers graceful and funny retellings of various stories concerning these two old foes, where each character tries to be the best trickster and to have the last word! Includes...[more]