Amazon Rainforest Magic describes the journey of a Yanomami boy through the Amazon rainforest to find a cure for his sick baby sister. He encounters talking animals and plants who help him. The book is written in the vein of “The Jungle Book” and “The Once and Future King“, ostensibly books for children that are equally relevant to adults.
The language is amusing and original, especially when the different characters talk and plot among themselves such as the Electric Eel or the Backwards Grass, which causes anyone who steps on it to lose their way.
Interwoven with unexpected and surprising imaginary tales are real facts of Yanomami life and customs. We get an accurate picture of an ancestral community; hunting and fishing techniques, living quarters, art and social customs – a way of life that is now endangered.
Review by M. Howard
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