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My Sweet Orange Tree

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My Sweet Orange Tree by José Mauro de Vasconcelos
Hardcover $17.99
Jul 09, 2019 | ISBN 9781536203288

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A Brazilian classic with a whimsical and heart-rending essence.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Blending the tart hardship of poverty with the sweetness of finding things that make life worth living, De Vasconcelos’ fictional work—a classic in Brazil—is based on his own difficult childhood in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. Entrekin’s new translation makes a good addition for collections in need of diversity.
—Booklist

Capturing the realistically fluid, unformed nature of childhood, the author presents a boy who might lovingly confide in an orange tree named Pinkie, then, moments later, execute mean-spirited pranks and hurl cutting insults. This moving Brazilian classic is rich with opportunities for contemplation and discussion.
—Publishers Weekly Online

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