From Another World

From Another World

Written by: Machado, Ana Maria
Illustrated by: Brandao, Lucia
Translated by: Baeta, Luisa
ages 9 to 12 / grades 4 to 7

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.

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.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Feb 2, 2005
Specifications 136 pages | 4.9 in x 7.5 in
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Written By 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/
Illustrated by 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
Audience ages 9 to 12 / grades 4 to 7