« The second volume of the Amazon Rainforest Magic series recounts the surprising voyage of Meromi, a Yanomami girl who is swept into an unexpected adventure in the rivers and jungles of the Amazon. It is a truly magical journey for Meromi as she learns more about the ways of the jungle and her place in the Yanomami community.
Barbara Crane Navarro’s passion and concern for the Yanomami and the nature they depend on is clearly illustrated in her words and art in these little books. Who on this planet does not have a stake in what happens to the Amazon Rainforest ?
Sharing these children’s books insures that new generations will pay attention to the fragility of life in the rainforest and to the indigenous people trying to maintain their way of life where they have lived for millennia. »
review by K.P. Muir
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!