The book “Voar na Imaginação”, by Santa Catarina writer and journalist Celso Vicenzi, is one of the semi-finalists in the children’s category of the 65th edition of the Jabuti Prize. The work playfully presents 48 birds that live in Brazilian biomes.
Throughout the pages, the birds are presented with watercolor illustrations by artist Andrea Honaiser. With playful and humorous narratives, the book won over children and was nominated for the biggest award in national literature.
By following the trajectory of the birds, the reader embarks on an adventure of exploring different parts of Brazil. This work marked Vicenzi’s debut in children’s literature. With the nomination straight away, the Santa Catarina native found himself encouraged to continue writing books that address nature.
The choice of the theme came after realizing that new Brazilians have little contact with the environment and even some adults do not know much about the national flora and fauna. At 63 years old, Celso also combined this with the desire to write a book aimed at children since the birth of his granddaughter, in 2011.
In addition to delving into the story, readers can listen to the song and access additional information on the official Voar na Imaginação website. The sound of each bird was made by biologist Tomás Honaiser.
To purchase the book, interested parties can purchase directly from the author, sending an email to [email protected], or on the book’s website (click here). The work costs R$70, including shipping.
The finalists in the 21 categories of the 65th edition of the Jabuti Prize will be announced this Tuesday. In total, five authors and books will compete in each category. The winners should be announced on December 5th, at an event held at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo.