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Celebrating a Diverse World Through Children's Books

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From Another World
By (author): Ana Maria Machado Illustrated by: Lucia Brandao Translated by: Luisa Baeta
Ana Maria Machado ,

Illustrated by :

Lucia Brandao ,

Translated by :

Luisa Baeta


Groundwood Books - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Juvenile: Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (US) 4 - 7
Feb 02, 2005
$9.95 CAD
Out of print


7.5in x 4.9 x 0.4 in | 0.3 lb

Page Count:

136 pages
FSC certified – mixed sources SW-COC-002358
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
  • Short Description
By Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning author Ana Maria Machado, this powerful and moving book reveals the evil of slavery in an unforgettable way.

Mariano and his friends are helping their parents turn an old Brazilian coffee plantation into an inn. The children sleep in a shed, which is being converted into guest rooms. One night they hear crying. Gradually, the ghost of Rosario, a young slave from the late 1800s appears to them and tells the story of why she is so sad.

Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning author Ana Maria Machado's storytelling skills and social conscience come together in this powerful and moving book that reveals the evil of slavery in a real, immediate and unforgettable way.

Hans Christian Andersen Award winner Ana Maria Machado is one of the world's most distinguished writers for children, with more than 100 books published in her native Brazil and in more than 18 other countries. She lives in Rio de Janeiro. Visit Ana Maria Machado's website: http://www.anamariamachado.com/

Lucia Brandao is an illustrator in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Visit Lucia Brandao's blog: http://www.luciabrandao.blogspot.com/ Follow Lucia Brandao on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Lucia_Brandao

Luisa Baeta is a Brazilian translator.

[The] author has built a suspensive, compelling tale involving a group of present-day Brazilian children. - Globe and Mail

...offers a fascinating picture of Brazil's culture and history, cleverly wrapped in a ghost story. - School Library Journal

...this is a finely written mystery/ghost story that's also an unusual exploration of the aftereffects of slavery...readable on its own merits but also ripe for use within classrooms and reading clubs. - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Expressionistic black-and-white illustrations impart an otherworldly flavor to this all-too-real ghost tale of human cruelty and redemptive decency. - Horn Book

One of Brazil's best known writers mixes magical realism with history to tell about the evils of slavery. - Publishers Weekly

The author's descriptions of slaves escaping from the owner of the plantation and the details of life as a slave are well crafted and moving. - Multicultural Review

This book is a must read. - Resource Links

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