A Christmas present this year, we spread the telling of this story over several evenings, reading it out loud. Our 8-year-old son couldn’t wait to hear what would come next. This subject matter was new for him, and he was fascinated by learning about shamans, traditions with plants and details of Yanomami life in the Amazon. He loved the talking plants and animals and the names of all the characters (he adored rolling the names around in his mouth long after the story was told)
The story is supported by beautiful, intriguing illustrations and the book’s highly original graphic design.
This is a storybook that needs to be in the hands of more of us, young and old alike!
Review by J. Harris
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