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The author of twenty books, Augusto Cury is establishing himself as the most popular Brazilian writer since Paulo Coelho. His books have sold more than 10 million copies and have been published in more than 50 countries.
In the vein of The Alchemist and The Celestine Prophecy, The Dreamseller: The Calling by international bestselling author Augusto Cury is an inspirational fable about a mysterious man who calls himself The Dreamseller. Wherever he goes, he enchants people and inspires his listeners to search for the heart of the human soul. Every person he meets is someone who has abandoned their dreams and is going through a difficult time. Through his questioning, he helps them to get to the root of their unhappiness and overcome their turmoil. Enchanted by this mysterious man, they follow him on his journey.
Cury embeds psychological, sociological, and philosophical theories throughout The Dreamseller. Moving, entertaining, but above all inspiring, this story motivates readers to view life through a new lens.
This novel will be translated by one of the most prominent Portuguese-into-English translators, Cliff Landers. Cliff has also translated a couple of Paulo Coelho’s books.
"Agonizingly adorable photographs of newborn animals steal the spotlight in this introduction to a baby fox, hyena, tiger, mongoose, and more. The closeup, full-bleed images appear opposite brief, exuberant prose written from each animal's perspective ('They call me Rooby, and I'm a kangaroo. What's a gal to do when her fur hasn't grown in yet?'). For those seeking greater detail, an appendix includes the animals' conservation status, information about their traits and habits, and the zoos and parks where they make their homes. Ages 2 — up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
What did you do on the day you were born? This book looks at what a variety of creatures can accomplish within 24 hours of being born.
With rare, stunning in-the-field photographs, this nonfiction photo essay brings young children to the Africa scrub desert to witness a baby elephant surviving in the wild.
Last summer, the Sibert Honorand#8211;winning duo Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell witnessed the birthand#8212;and growthand#8212;of a baby elephant. In this intimate account for preschool through elementary readers, find answers to questions such as: What doand#160;newborn elephants look like? How big are they? What threatens them in the wild? Do they bully each other? Are they stalked by lions? What happens if they don't get enough food or water? Are they at risk of extinction?
With irresistible photographs and a text that places the reader in the wonder of the savannah, this is a book to treasure for all animal lovers.
The first day of life is different for every animal. Human newborns donand#8217;t do much at all, but some animals hit the ground running. The Caldecott Honorand#8211;winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page apply their considerable talents to revealing howand#160;twenty twoand#160;different species, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger, adapt to that traumatic first few hours of life, with or without parental help. Jenkinsand#8217;s vividly colorful cut-paper illustrations are eye-poppingly three-dimensional and as exquisite as ever. While the text is short and sweet, an illustrated guide provides descriptions of theand#160;twenty twoand#160;animals in the back. Fantastic!
About the Author
Andrew Bleiman is a lifelong animal nerd who serves on the Auxiliary Boards of the Lincoln Park Zoo and Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English literature and works in new media strategy. Chris Eastland is a classically trained artist and photographer, who studied and taught at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Chris was formerly the photography editor for Quest Magazine.
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