Gildo, um dos personagens mais famosos da autora e ilustradora Silvana Rando, está de volta com novas aventuras em três livros de banho - 'Gildo e os amigos na escola', 'Gildo e os amigos no jardim' e 'Gildo e os amigos na praia'. Em 'Gildo e os amigos na praia', o carismático elefantinho anda de barco, constrói um belo castelo de areia, refresca-se com uma deliciosa melancia e joga bola, sempre em boa companhia, ao lado do passarinho Paulo, da charmosa hipopótamo Verinha, do macaco João e da girafa Catarina.
The Book of Disquiet
Author: Fernando Pessoa
Publisher: Profile Books
A prize-winning international classic, first published in English in 1993, now with a new foreword by William Boyd.
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder
Author: Wim Veen, Ben Vrakking
Publisher: A&C Black
Happy Old Year
Author: Marcelo Rubens Paiva
Publisher: Latin Amer Literary Review Press
Marcelo Rubens Paiva's lively memoir Happy Old Year (Feliz Ano Velho) tells the story of a young man who suffered the dual tragedy of his father's 'disappearance' and apparent death at the hands of the Brazilian military, and his own permanent paralysis as the result of a subsequent diving accident. This inspiring, and sometimes humorous account, appeared in 1982 and was an immediate bestseller in Brazil. A prize-winning stage adaptation premiered in 1984 and ran for five years, touring internationally. Happy Old Year was filmed in 1988 and swept most of the awards at the annual Gramado Festival of Brazilian Cinema.
Hands of Light
Author: Barbara Ann Brennan
Drawing on a wide and interdisciplinary range of sources that goes well beyond the writings of theologians and canonists to include liturgical texts and practices, the rulings of popes and church councils, saints' lives, chronicles, imaginative literature, and poetry, Faith, Fiction and Force in Medieval Baptismal Debates illuminates the emergence and fortunes of these three controversies and the historical contexts that situate their development. Each debate has its own story line, its own turning points, and its own seminal figures whose positions informed its course. The thinkers involved in each case were, and regarded one another as being, members of the orthodox western Christian communion. Thus, another finding of this book is that Christian orthodoxy in the Middle Ages was able to encompass and accept disagreements both wide and deep on a sacrament seen as fundamental to Christian identity, faith and practice.
Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo
Author: Nancy Krulik, John and Wendy
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
When third-grader Katie wishes to be anyone but herself, she learns that wishes do come true, in the strangest ways.
Cronopios and Famas
Author: Julio Cortázar
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Cronopios and Famas is one of the best-loved books by Julio Cortázar, one of the greatest of Latin American novelists.
Author: Daniel Quinn
Providence is Quinn's fascinating memoir of his life-long spiritual voyage. His journey takes him from a childhood dream in Omaha setting him on a search for fulfillment, to his time as a postulant in the Trappist order under the guidance of eminent theologian Thomas Merton. Later, his quest took him through the deep self-discovery of psychoanalysis, through a failed marriage during the turbulent and exciting 60s, to finding fulfillment with his wife Rennie and a career as a writer. In Providence Quinn also details his rejection of organized religion and his personal rediscovery of what he says is humankind's first and only universal religion, the theology that forms the basis for Ishmael. Providence is an insightful book that address issues of education, psychology, religion, science, marriage, and self-understanding, and will give insight to anyone who has ever struggled to forge and enact a personal spirituality. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Francois Truffaut
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood. The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes. This peek into the brain of one of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all film aficionados.
The Thief of Time
Author: John Boyne
Having witnessed the deaths of his mother and stepfather in 1758, Matthieu Zela realizes that he has stopped aging, a situation that hundreds of years later culminates in his frustration about his limited prospects for finding love. By the author of Crippen. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Assim que Nat Carver leva para casa um vira-lata estranho e malcheiroso, sua vida começa a mudar para sempre. Woody é o último de sua espécie, um Wolven, que teoricamente só existia em lendas. Nat então descobre que Woody escapou de um projeto de ciência ultrassecreto - e alguns caras muito malvados o querem de volta.
Author: Michele Jaffe
Publisher: Harper Collins
Meet Jasmine forensic supersleuth and unwitting victim of a naughty feline. All Jasmine really wants is to enjoy her family vacation in Las Vegas. And avoid her evil cousin Alyson and Alyson's best fiend, Veronique. And show her suspicious dad that she can be a Model Daughter. And maybe meet the hot guy she's been eyeing from across the pool. It that too much to ask? Apparently, yes. One moment she's an innocent bylounger, the next the central figure in a Las Vegas-sized mystery. Fortunately, Jasmine is both a forensics enthusiast and possessed of some very, well, special friends. Polly, Tom, and Roxy crash the vacation, BeDazzle Jasmine's wardrobe, and find themselves key players in the most outrageous adventure in a town known for outrageous adventures. All because of a very bad kitty.
Author: Hilda Hilst, Alexandra Joy Forman
A visceral new translation of Hilda Hilst's radical first novel