After ANALUA, a book about a girl with autism spectrum disorder, Marilia Pirillo tells the sweet story of a girl raised by her grandmother. It is, as the author says, an autobiographical book, written by someone who describes herself as a ‘grandma’s daughter’: “My desire is that we could expand our understanding that family ties are not necessarily blood ties, but also ties of affection. And these can be built and cultivated based on love and on an adult’s attentive and caring presence in a child’s life.” Marilia Pirillo was born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, in 1969. As a girl, she was shy, had few friends and, to make up for her loneliness, she would spend a lot of her time in the school library. That is how she became interested in the book world. To this day she has illustrated more than 60 books and is the writer of many others


  • 32 pages
  • 20.5 x 25 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • Paperback

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