The musical heart
illustrations Jô Oliveira
80,000 copies sold
Secrets of the violeiros and horse riders, adventures to the sound of serenades. In this book, acclaimed writer Heloisa Prieto takes up the Bumba meu boi heritage and embarks on an exploration of literary works by Brazilian writers Mário de Andrade and Guimarães Rosa. Brazilian folklore resurfaces with its legends and myths in the captivating illustrations by renowned artist Jô Oliveira. This book brings together, therefore, two masters of the literature for children and young adults.
National Book Foundation, 2019 Bologna catalogue