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My Sweet Orange Tree


FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £10.99 PAGES: 192 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 04/01/2018 ISBN: 9781782691532

My Sweet Orange Tree

José Mauro de Vasconcelos, translated by Alison Entrekin

Pushkin Children's Books

A worldwide classic of children's literature - a moving, life-affirming childhood story, finally available in English again.

Meet Zeze - Brazil's naughtiest, and most loveable boy, his appetite for mischief matched only by his capacity for kindness. When he grows up he wants to be a 'poet with a bow-tie' but for now he entertains himself playing pranks on the other residents of his family's impoverished Rio de Janeiro shanty town and conjuring a varied cast of friends into being with his imagination. That is, until he meets a real friend, and his life begins to change...

My Sweet Orange Tree is a worldwide classic of children's literature - never out of print in Brazil since it was first published in 1968, it has been translated into an astonishing number of languages and won the hearts of young readers from Korea to Turkey, Poland to Thailand and in many other countries too.

Selling points

  • The biggest selling Brazilian book ever.
  • A recognised children's classic all over the world, but out of print in English... until now!
  • A beautifully touching story with great crossover potential, as moving as The Little Prince, with a tearaway hero to rival Tom Sawyer - guaranteed to reduce grown men and women to tears.
  • Has been adapted for television, cinema and theatre in Brazil, and published in 19 languages.
  • More than 3 million copies sold worldwide.



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