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1 EDITORA BIRUTA is a children s and youth publishing house, with a great concern in literary quality, illustrations and graphic project. In 2013 we complete 13 years of existence. IF YOU NEED FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US: FOREIGN RIGHTS We think that enrich our publications with high quality authors is the best way to value the ones we want as readers. Rich texts, with multiple interpretations are abundant in our catalogue and contribute to the reader s formation. Beautiful illustrations are means to stimulate their cognitive development trough colours, images and shapes and enlarge the dialogue between image and words. To dare in graphic projects complete this triad: it s a motivation for children to become complete literary readers, capable to see the different facets of books. We believe that offering to the readers space to develop their intelligence and emotions are the best contribution we can give to a full society life. CAROLINA MALUF The result of this work and belief is expressed in the books we produced, that you can see in the following pages. The Editors

2 THE POET AND THE BIRD O POETA E O PASSARINHO AUTHOR Ricardo Viveiros ILLUSTRATOR Rubens Matuck 16 X 23cm, 36 pages, 4X4 colours ISBN: AGE: 10+ POETRY * Death and loss are important themes to be seen by children, especially when is done in the sensitive way of this poetry * The illustrations are not obvious, what gives a chance for the children to interpret and think about them * The poem can be understood in many ways, depending on how it is worked loss of loved people, loss of childhood, of pets, etc. KEYNOTE The Poet and the Bird is a book about loss and overcoming through the writing. DESCRIPTION The Poet, one of the characters, goes through the experience of making a friend the bird and then losing him. The bird lands on the poet s window and they start a beautiful and delicate friendship until the day the bird flies away and the poet has to deal with the loss that this fact represents to him. The author had transformed his own pain from his son s death into a pleasant metaphor, through the verses of a sensitive poetry. ILLUSTRATIONS The marvellous illustrations made with crayon are tender, like the verses in the poetry. The smoothness of the colours represents very well what is told in the text. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ricardo Viveiros is a well-known journalist in Brazil: he has worked in many newspapers, magazines, radios and TVs, has conquered important national and international prizes and has written 23 adult books, five of them of poetry The Poet and the Bird is his first children s book. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Rubens Matuck is an artist, sculptor, a writer and makes graphic designs. He has more than thirty children s books and in fifteen of them he cared not only of the illustrations, but the text as well. Matuck received prizes as Jabuti in Illustration category (1993) and Salon du Livre de Jeunesse (Paris, 1992) and the Highly Recommendable Prize by National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) (2004).

3 BOOK PETER NIGHT PEDRO NOITE AUTHOR Caio Riter ILLUSTRATOR Mateus Rios 20 X 26cm, 32 pages 4X4 colours ISBN: AGE 8+ * THE BEST 30 CHILDREN S BOOKS OF THE YEAR, 2012 Crescer Magazine, Editora Globo * Selected by NATIONAL FOUNDATION OF CHILDREN S BOOKS (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) to be part of Bologna Catalogue 2012 POETIC * The theme of acceptation and racism is treated in a soft manner * The presentation of the African history by another point of view KEYNOTE Peter Night tells a story about acceptation of who Peter is: the discovering of himself and his ascendancy and the acknowledgement of his identity. DESCRIPTION Peter is a black boy who doesn t live with his father or his mother, but with an old lady called Cida, who had adopted him. Peter is different from everyone he knows. He always asks himself why he is black as night. He only starts to accept himself when he meets old Juvenal, who is black as he and teaches him about the time that the black people used to live in Africa and then were enslaved. So, Peter starts to understand more and more about his people and how great is to be who he is. ILLUSTRATIONS The watercolour drawings were thought to have the power to transmit the loneliness and anguish that Peter suffered. Most of them use pastel colours. Mateus Rios also abused of a dark tone of blue, as the night, that started to be shown when Peter started to accept himself. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Caio Riter is a teacher, a master in Brazilian Literature. He has written many books and has won many prizes, as the Açorianos, Barco a Vapor, Orígenes Lessa, Highly Recommendable Prize by National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) and so on. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Mateus Rios was born in Rio de Janeiro, but lives in São Paulo. He studied cinema and works with book illustrations, animation and advertising.

4 SPIDER BY A THREAD ARANHA POR UM FIO AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR Laurent Cardon 26 X 17 cm, 40 pages, 4X4 colours ISBN: AGE 6+ PICTURE BOOK * The book teaches the children about growing up process * The picture book enables the children to create an endless array of stories * It opens the discussion about animals natural behaviour KEYNOTE The pictures shows, in a different and humorous way, the growing cycle of a little spider. The book doesn t have text, only images. DESCRIPTION The little spider is growing up and then comes the responsibilities. So, the spider mom starts to teach her daughter to weave a web but do you think the little spider want to do exactly what she is being told to? She unworthy about the spider role of catching insects and decide to play with the possibilities she has in her hands. She invents different formats to her web, and with her audacity creates a beautiful web garden. As the little spider, the readers have a lot of possibilities when they dive in this story: then can create different personalities for the spiders and play with possible dialogues. The illustrations give the space for this game they are funny and super colourful. ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR Laurent was born in France but has lived in São Paulo since He has illustrated many books for children and teenagers. Laurent received the prize of best illustration from National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil) twice. Besides the books, he teaches cinema and dedicates himself to the cartoon creation, advertising and films. To know his studio enter his website:

5 FROG STEP BY STEP SAPO A PASSO AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR Laurent Cardon 26 X 17 cm, 40 pages, 4X4 colours ISBN: AGE 6+ PICTURE BOOK * The book teaches the children about growing up process * The picture book enables the children to create an endless array of stories * It opens the discussion about animal s natural behaviour KEYNOTE The tadpole wants to be like his parents but he have to learn to wait and grow up to do certain things. The book doesn t have text, only images. DESCRIPTION The tadpole lives with his parents in the pound. He always sees his family going to the surface to take their time there and obviously he wants to do the same, even being a small tadpole incapable of breathing out of water. He has to learn to wait for his growing to do it. The book presents the change that happens with the little tadpole; since he was a baby until he became a grown frog. The discovery about some of his abilities can be followed by the children, which can invent their own story based on the images provided by the author. ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR Laurent was born in France but has lived in São Paulo since He has illustrated many books for children and teenagers. Laurent received the prize of best illustration from National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil) twice. Besides the books, he teaches cinema and dedicates himself to the cartoon creation, advertising and films. To know his studio enter his website:

6 BOOK * HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE BOOK 2012, by National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) * Selected by NATIONAL FOUNDATION OF CHILDREN S BOOKS (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) to be part of Bologna Catalogue 2012 THE FORGETFUL IDEA A IDEIA QUE SE ESQUECIA AUTHOR Jorge Miguel Marinho ILLUSTRATOR Mateus Rios 20x26 cm, 32 pages, 4X4 colours ISBN: AGE 10+ * The abstract theme enables children to be more critic * The text is really creative KEYNOTE The Forgetful Idea tells the sad history about an Idea that, without warning, began to disappear. Through the book, the Idea keeps looking for someone to adopt her inside their mind to keep her alive. DESCRIPTION One beautiful day, the Idea woke up and looked at the mirror. Surprise! She noticed that a small piece of her ear was missing. But why? The book The Forgetful Idea introduces to the reader the dramatic story of an Idea that slowly starts to disappear, losing parts of her body and even her memory. When there were no hopes left to the poor Idea, she met Bia, a creative girl, and got inside her head, where she met other ideas and created something new and huge. Follow the Idea in this search for identity and survival. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jorge Miguel Marinho is a Literature teacher; also, a screenwriter, an actor and a director of literary creation courses. As a writer he has won lots of prizes for his books, such as the Jabuti prize, the Highly Recommendable Prize by National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil), The Best for Children prize from FNLIJ, White Ravens and others. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Mateus Rios was born in Rio de Janeiro, but lives in São Paulo. He studied cinema and works with book illustrations, animation and advertising.

7 * HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE BOOK 2001, by National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) * WHITE RAVENS, 2001, International Youth Library, Munich PINDORAMA S MYSTERIES MISTÉRIOS DA PINDORAMA AUTHOR Marion Villas Boas ILLUSTRATOR Marcelo Pimentel 21x26 cm, 64 pages, 1X1 colour ISBN: AGE 9+ * PROGRAMA LIVRO ABERTO, 2004, National Library Foundation (Fundação Biblioteca Nacional) BOOK * Motivates the protection of natural resources * Introduces the characters of Brazilian folklore * Teaches how to preserve nature and the results of damaging it KEYNOTE Pindorama s mysteries tells a story about nature s preservation. The magical entities that live in the forest start to punish the ones who are destroying their home, following the legends they are known for. The story is permeated with brazilian folklore legends. DESCRIPTION Pindorama s mysteries is a book that uses different techniques to convey their content. With writing stories, expressive illustrations and lyrics, the author marion villas boas tell us a story about the amazon forest and its devastation. The indians and animals are worried about their homes; so, they call the guardian spirits to help them to avoid a catastrophe. Thereafter, entities like iara, boitatá, curupira, saci-pererê) and other brazilian folklore legends start to act and fight against the destructors showing them why they shouldn t mess with the mother nature. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marion Villas Boas was born in Rio de Janeiro; she s a teacher and journalist. She was the director of the Education Institute of Rio de Janeiro; acted at TV Educativa and produced scripts to Educativo cinema. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Marcelo Pimentel was born in 1969 in Rio de Janeiro. Graduated in Visual Programation from Escola de Belas Artes of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and, since 1992, he has been illustrating books of Children and Youth literature.

8 K BOO S E PRIZ * Finalist of JABUTI PRIZE, 2005, Brazilian Chamber of Books THE SCARF (Câmara Brasileira do Livro O CACHECOL AUTHOR Lia Zatz Inácio Zatz ILLUSTRATOR 20x26 cm, 44 pages, 4x4 colours ISBN: AGE 9+ The Scarf shows the same history by two different KEYNOTE * The migration from the sides. Grandmother and granddaughter, who are used to University of Paris, and post-graduated in Political Science countryside to the city living in the countryside, move to a big city. There, their views from University of São Paulo. She has received the prize from * The difference around the and feelings about that eccentric place began to change. Association Paulista of Art Critics, for Best author to children environments * How people understand the world around * The different ways to see the same situation DESCRIPTION Two characters. Two points of view. One change. One situation. This is the story behind The Scarf. Grandmother ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lia Zatz was graduated in philosophy from and youth, twice; the White Ravens, a mention on Espace Enfants prize, at Switzerland and others. and granddaughter decided to visit a relative in the city; a ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR huge change in their environment, since they are used to living graduated in Cinema, in 1980 from University of São Paulo. He at the countryside. When they first arrive, it s a big surprise has not only produced films, composed lyrics to cinema, but, but a different one for each other. While the grandmother is like other artists, has illustrated books as well. scared, afraid of everything, the granddaughter is enchanted and wants to enjoy the magical things of the city. The book shows how the same situation can be seen by different points of view, and how this fact can influence the way every kind of people understands the world around. Inácio Zatz was born in São Paulo. He

9 AMAZON A AMAZÔNIA AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR Rubens Matuck 19x22 cm, 48 pages, 4x4 colours ISBN: AGE 8+ * Knowledge about the biggest forest of the world * The biological diversity of Amazon * The wild life and vegetation KEYNOTE Amazon shows information about the nature and wild life of the huge forest. DESCRIPTION With enriched painted illustrations, Matuck introduces to the little ones the amazing wild world of Amazon. Talking about the wild life and the vegetation, the readers are going to get excited about this fascinating book. In time, the author also wrote a Traveler s Guide and a Travel s Journal, where the readers can have the sensation of being on a real trip. ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR Rubens Matuck is an artist, sculptor, a writer and make graphic designs. Matuck received prizes as Jabuti of Illustration in 1993 and Salon du Livre de Jeunesse (Paris, 1992) and the Highly Recommendable Prize by Brazilian National Foundation of Children s Books in 2004.

10 BOOK GOLD EARRINGS AND PENDANT FEELINGS BRINCOS DE OURO E SENTIMENTOS PINGENTES AUTHOR Luiz Antonio Aguiar ILLUSTRATOR Gustavo Piqueira and Samia Jacintho 16x23 cm, 144 pages, 2x2 colours ISBN: AGE 12+ AND POETRY : * The first love matter * The Love between different aged people * The familiar relationship * The contact with poetry * Finalist of JABUTI PRIZE 2009, Brazilian Chamber of Books (Câmara Brasileira do Livro) * HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE BOOK 2009, by National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) * Selected by NATIONAL FOUNDATION OF CHILDREN S BOOKS (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) to be part of Bologna Catalogue 2009 * PORTUGUESE YOUNG BOOK, 2010, Salon du Livre, Paris KEYNOTE Gold Earrings and Pendant Feelings is a story about the innocence of the first love, inserted within familiar relationship, friendship and growth. DESCRIPTION Manuela is a young girl, who writes poetry. Her feelings are exposed by her words, and everything is doing fine until she meets Pedro Cláudio. He s eight years older than Manuela, but she can t avoid falling in love with him. The narrative of the book is no longer linear; it keeps going and coming, while Manuela is getting older. Her love for Pedro Claudio endures for five years from her eleven s until she is sixteen when he moves to London and the girl learns valuable lessons about first love and friendship. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Author of more than 90 titles, Luiz Antonio Aguiar has already won lots of prizes, like the Jabuti (1994), numerous mentions at Highly Recommendable Prize by Brazilian National Foundation of Children s Books, took part of the honor list of IBBY (2007) and White Ravens (2008). ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATORS Gustavo Piqueira and Samia Jacintho work together in the design studio Casa Rex, and had won several prizes with their illustrations, graphic projects, packages, typographies, visual identities and more.

11 BOOK LIS IN MY HEART A BOOK THAT ASKS FORGIVENESS LIS NO PEITO UM LIVRO QUE PEDE PERDÃO AUTHOR Jorge Miguel Marinho * JABUTI PRIZE 2006 Young Literature Category and Graphic Project Category, Brazilian Chamber of Books (Câmara Brasileira do Livro), Brazil * HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE BOOK 2006, by National Foundation of Children s Books Brazilian section of IBBY (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil), Brazil * THE BEST FOR CHILDREN, Young Literature, 2006, by National Foundation of Children s Books Brazilian section of IBBY (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil), Brazil * WHITE RAVENS, 2006, International Youth Library, Munich, Germany * THE 100 BEST CHILDREN S BOOKS OF THE YEAR, 2012, Nova Escola Magazine, Victor Civita Foundation, Brazil 16x23 cm, 184 pages, 2X2 colours ISBN: AGE 14+ * The first love matter * The Love between different aged people * To know more about the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector * The contact with poetry KEYNOTE Lis in My Heart A Book that Asks Forgiveness tells the story of Marco César, a young boy who falls in love with Clarice, a girl who loves the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector. Thereafter, a succession of unfortunate events happens with the boy, who has to be judged by his crime. DESCRIPTION Marco Cesar is a young student, who doesn t have much family or friends attention. During a presentation at his school, he and a writer who is actually the narrator of this book, are introduced and began a different friendship. Thereafter, Marco Cesar meets Clarice, a young girl from school who loves the writer Clarice Lispector. Meeting her is a brand new blow in Marcos Cesar s life. When he sees a scene that will mess with his feelings, he can t avoid committing a crime. Now, it s the reader s job to judge his crime but never forgetting about the real meaning of this book: ask for forgiveness. The text is really sensitive and poetic. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jorge Miguel Marinho is a Literature teacher; also, a screenwriter, an actor and a director of literary creation courses. As a writer he has won lots of prizes for his books, such as the Jabuti prize, the Highly Recommendable Prize by National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil), The Best for Children prize from FNLIJ, White Ravens and others.

12 BOOK THE GIRL WHO DID NOT WANT TO BE A TOP MODEL A MENINA QUE NÃO QUERIA SER * Finalist of JABUTI PRIZE, 2012, Brazilian Chamber of Books (Câmara Brasileira do Livro) TOP MODEL AUTHOR Lia Zatz 16x23 cm, 149 pages, 2X2 colours ISBN: AG 12+ : * The familiar relationship * The society stigma * The projection of parents dreams on their child KEYNOTE The Girl Who Did Not Want to Be a Top Model tells the story about a mother and her daughter. The mother made a promise: that her first daughter would be a model. But what happens when this isn t the daughter s plan? DESCRIPTION Vitoria is a young girl, whose dream was to play and eat whatever she wanted, but never could. Virginia is her mother, and had only one dream: to make her daughter a famous top model. Unfortunately, this is not her daughter dream. Now, mother and daughter need to learn to respect and understand each other, before this situation ends in a painful way for both sides. The story is told by three different narrators: the daughter, the mother and an omniscient narrator. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lia Zatz was graduated in philosophy from University of Paris, and post-graduated in Political Science from University of São Paulo. She has received the prize from Association Paulista of Art Critics, for Best author to children and youth, twice; the White Ravens, a mention on Espace Enfants prize, at Switzerland and others.

13 MY FATHER DOESN T LIVE HERE ANYMORE MEU PAI NÃO MORA MAIS AQUI AUTHOR Caio Riter ILLUSTRATORS Gustavo Piqueira and Samia Jacintho 16x23cm, 200 pages, 2X2 colours ISBN: AGE 12+ * Finalist of JABUTI PRIZE, 2009, Brazilian Chamber of Books (Câmara Brasileira do Livro) * HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE BOOK 2009, by National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) * Selected by NATIONAL FOUNDATION OF CHILDREN S BOOKS (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) to be part of Bologna Catalogue 2009 BOOK SALE POINTS * Family relationship * Parent divorce * Death, friendship KEYNOTE Tadeu and Leticia have to write a diary as a school work; what they don t know is that their father s absence will bring them closer together DESCRIPTION The Portuguese teacher decide to ask her students to do a different work: to write a diary. A lot of them don t like the idea, but the teacher keeps it on. It is through Leticia s and Tadeu s diaries that we know this story: a story of teenager s problems and situations, friendships and loves, but specially a story that shows the father s absence in Leticia s and Tadeu s houses. Letícia is watching her parents divorce and her father leaving home; at the same time Tadeu loses his father in a car accident. This absence will be the conductor line of both diaries. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Caio Riter is a teacher from Porto Alegre, South of Brazil. He is also a master in Brazilian Literature. He has written many books and has won many prizes, as the Açorianos, Barco a Vapor, Orígenes Lessa, Highly Recommendable Prize by National Foundation of Children s Books (Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto Juvenil) and some more. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATORS Gustavo Piqueira and Samia Jacintho work together in the design studio Casa Rex, and had won several prizes with their illustrations, graphic projects, packages, typographies, visual identities and more.

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