My Sweet Orange Tree

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My Sweet Orange Tree
Written by José Mauro de Vasconcelos
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 1536203289
ISBN-13: 9781536203288
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My Sweet Orange Tree

author: José Mauro de Vasconcelos

When Zezé grows up, he wants to be a poet in a bow tie. For now the precocious young boy entertains himself by playing clever pranks on the residents of his Rio de Janeiro neighborhood, stunts for which his parents and siblings punish him severely. Lately, with his father out of work, the beatings have become harsher. Zezé’s only solace comes from his time at school, his hours secretly spent singing with a street musician, and the refuge he finds with his precious magical orange tree. When Zezé finally makes a real friend, his life begins to change, opening him up to human tenderness but also wrenching sorrow. Never out of print in Brazil since it was first published in 1968, My Sweet Orange Tree, inspired by the author’s own childhood, has been translated into many languages and has won the hearts of millions of young readers across the globe.

Fifty years after its first publication, the multimillion-copy international bestseller is available again in English, sharing the heartbreaking tale of a gifted, mischievous, direly misunderstood boy growing up in Rio de Janeiro.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $23.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536203289 /  9781536203288
on sale date:
07/2019
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
272 / 4 3/4" x 7"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Fiction;
author’s comments:
José Mauro de Vasconcelos (1920–1984) was a Brazilian writer who worked as a sparring partner for boxers, a laborer on a banana farm, and a fisherman before he started writing at the age of twenty-two. He is most famous for his autobiographical novel, My Sweet Orange Tree.
 
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