The City of Sleepers
illustrations Elizabeth Tognato
Nominated to the Jabuti Award, the most relevant Brazilian literary award
Highly recommended reading (FNLIJ)
The reader does not have to be a gothic person to have fun with this haunted story that starts with a flat tire in front of the cemetery at midnight, on a Friday 13th. This is only the beginning of the adventure narrated by a girl. The author leads the reader throughout this city populated by beings apparently coming from this world but in reality, they are from another world. The libretto presents some information on burring the dead, tomb art, and tells where some famous and known people are buried and also the main cemeteries in the world.
Book Review of the Brazilian National Children and Youth Book Foundation for the Bologna Children's Book Fair Catalogue