Katia Canton studied architecture, dance and journalism in her hometown of São Paulo, Brazil. She has lived in Paris and New York, were she began writing and making art and performance. She has a PhD from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, on Fairy Tales and the Arts and is an Associate Professor of contemporary art at the Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of São Paulo, lecturing internationally about fairy tales, art and narrative. Katia has published around 50 books and has won many of the most significant prizes in Brazil, such the Jabuti Prize for three times times, the Malba Tahan Prize twice and the Troféu Vasco Prado. She has been granted with many “Highly Recommended” awards given by FNLIJ (National Foundation of Literature for Children and Young Adults, Brazil) and her books have been consistently adopted by government literary programs. For more information on the author please check: www.katiacanton.com.br.
The world acclaimed artist Volpi is here presented as an imaginary uncle who turns everything into play. He is a countryman who one day arrives in his hometown riding his horse and awakens everybody up, calling all the people for an important meeting. The subject? “Let´s make the world a more playful...[more]
Based on character studies for the 1953 ballet A Cangaceira, drawn by the artist Flávio de Carvalho, Canton creates poems that seek to reflect the expressiveness and magic of each character. Image and text unite in recreating allegorical figures, such as the bourgeois, the politician, the pharmacist,...[more]
John was such a crafted person. He could build simple houses using only earth and hay. He sang with the birds and could speak the language of the flowers. John was generous and helpful, and when everybody had worked hard all day and felt tired, he would invite people to sit under a big tree and tell...[more]
NIGHTS OF HOPE—A Travel through Imagination A little girl goes to sleep and has an incredible beautiful dream…was it really a dream? Or an adventure in imagination? Using Sandra Cinto´s drawings and installation images, the author conducts the main character into a poetic journey. The girl climbs...[more]
Katia Canton, one of Brazil's mots famous contemporary authors has gathered 8 tales from around the 8 (Brazil, France, Cambodia, Africa, India, Italy...) to illustrate some key concepts like generosity, justice, solidarity, dignity, love, sincerity, happiness and forgiveness. The stories are beautifully...[more]
Marina, Roberto and Chico love when it rains. Not exactly the rain, but the magic moment when it stops and the rainbow appears, falling slowly from the sky, creating thick lines in different shades. And it is in that moment that children start to notice the colors of the world and play with them. Each...[more]