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Children's Literature

Book Review   by:Altair     Original Author: Érico Veríssimo
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This abstract was translated from Literatura Infantil
 

The life of the Elephant Basilio (book child) is the biography of the Elephant Basilio, tataraneto of tataraneto of bisneto the grandson of tataraneto of trineto of tataraneto of bisneto the grandson of tataraneto the pair of elephants that entered the Ark of Noé. Born in India, the parents of basil refused gifts of all inhabitants of the forest so that the child was calm, behaved, kind and loyal. Aprendeu with parents on the nature and men, which in the end captured. He was taken to the Zoo (where he learned English with a Hindu who knew the language of elephants), then for a circus (which received its name).
The circus has been to Brazil and there dançou a waltz in Riding Arena and saved a child when the circus caught fire. The father of the boy, who was rich, bought him grateful. There learned Portuguese, read many books (already read in London in zôo) and if divertiu much with Gilberto (the boy). Because butterfly Triste wanted to be, came out to walk the field and found a duende, which gave wings of butterfly. Flying was shot by a hunter that confused with a perdigão. But he was taken to a hospital and going well. This book is just another sample of the imagination of Érico Veríssimo.
The Three Porquinhos Poor (book child) are Sabugo, Salsicha and Lingüicinha. The three were born in a very poor backyard with a few neighbors (the ass of spectacles, the rooster with a call on the belly, lean chicken and dog feel sad for not cats). They then fleeing the yard (despite the advice of ass) and go to the cinema (The 3 Porquinhos, of course, mixed with Chapeuzinho Red). Aconselhados by Moon (who had turned the dentist), departing adventures in the world, but they are arrested by monkeys. In prison tatu fleeing with the Count of Monte-Cristo. Following are Chapeuzinho Green (but they were daltônicos as soon ...), whose grandmother confuse them with the Lobo Mau. After confusion returning chiqueiro where are behaved and are visited by Chapeuzinho Green.
Published: December 23, 2007   
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