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The Ribbons of Bonfim
Cristina Falcón Maldonado, Illustrated by Marta Fàbrega - All books by this author
1, 2, 3 Suddenly in . . . Series - All books in this series
Young Martin's grandfather was once a world explorer, and now he has given Martin a key that opens the door to his secret storeroom. That's where Grandpa keeps a very special travel album and a magic necklace that can transport Martin to different faraway places. On Martin's arrival in each country, he is greeted by friendly hosts who show him important places to visit, introduce him to the local culture, and teach him several simple phrases in the country's language. The color-illustrated books in the 1, 2, 3 series offer kids fascinating reading experiences while also introducing them to different people and cultures around the world.
On Martin's magic journey to Brazil, his first stop is a rainforest, where he sees brightly feathered tropical birds and unusual animals and plant life. Next he visits the city of Rio de Janeiro and its famous Copacabana beach, then on to a carnival festival in the city of Salvador de Bahia. Later, he visits Brazil's national parks and tours the Amazon River basin. Companion volumes to this fascinating book take Martin on exciting journeys to several other countries. (Ages 6–10)
Paperback / 36 Pages / 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 / 2011