« Amazon Rainforest Magic presents a world that at first might seem whimsical, where people, animals, and plants joke, conspire, and argue with each other. The serious point is that humans are no more important than any of the other creatures – all are mutually dependent, some are just more aware of it than others.
The plants and the animals, each with special knowledge, accompany the hero, Namowë, as he embarks on a life-saving quest for a cure for his ailing youngest sister. When he embarks on this exciting journey through the jungle, he has already taken a big step toward maturity.
Behind the charming artwork and story is a clear message that we humans are not separate from our environment and that to put ourselves above nature is arbitrary and ultimately counter-productive. »
Review by John L. Pope
More information about the book series is here:
“Amazon Rainforest Magic” et “La Magie de l’Amazonie” y “La Magia de la Amazonia” ESPAÑOL – ENGLISH – FRANÇAIS – Libros de aventuras fantásticas para niños – Cuentos de la vida de los Yanomami en la selva amazónica – para edades de 8 a 12
Yanomami boy’s surprise friend in the jungle!
Sometimes we miss the most beautiful moments – DON’T MISS THIS ONE!
A 38 second film with Namowë, a Yanomami boy in the Alto Orinoco region, Amazonas, Venezuela
Yanomami boy’s surprise friend in the jungle is an excerpt of a film by Barbara Crane Navarro of instants of daily life of a Yanomami community in the Amazon Rainforest of Venezuela made to accompany the children’s book series: “Amazon Rainforest Magic” “La Magie de l’Amazonie” and “La Magia de la Amazonia”
I created this 13 minute 16 second film of instants of daily life of a Yanomami community in the Amazon Rainforest to accompany my children’s book series: “Amazon Rainforest Magic” “La Magie de l’Amazonie” and “La Magia de la Amazonia”
– Here’s some information for anyone wondering why this longer version of the Yanomami film, originally posted in June 2014 and viewed over 26,000 times, has recently been rated “over 18”: The Yanomami women in the film have bare torsos and small children are unclothed, as is traditional for them. There are no scenes that could be considered in any way suggestive. These moments of Yanomami daily life are woven with illustrations from my books of the “Amazon Rainforest Magic” series, available in three languages, both volumes of which show my drawings of Yanomami women and girls with bare torsos.
Thousands of copies of my books have been purchased for schools by a school book distribution company in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I’ve also shown this film in schools while discussing Yanomami community life in the Amazon Rainforest for decades to acclaim by teachers, parents and students of all ages.
I hope you enjoy it!