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Songs from a Journey with a Parrot
Songs from a Journey with a Parrot

Songs from a Journey with a Parrot

Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from Portugal and Brazil

By Magdeleine Lerasle, Other primary creator Paul Mindy, Illustrated by Aurélia Fronty



52 Pages, 8.25 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: November 2013

ISBN 9782923163994

Rights: US & CA

The Secret Mountain (Nov 2013)

Price: $16.95


Sung in Portuguese, these 30 lullabies and nursery rhymes from Brazil and Portugal invites children on an authentic musical journey exploring the strong cultural ties that bind the two countries. Crossing the Atlantic from Porto to Rio, this musical collection presents the rich common heritage of songs about everyday life, work and play, and courtship and love. The lyrics are presented in Portuguese and translated into English, followed by notes on the origin and cultural context of each song. The accompanying CD features traditional songs that blend samba, modinha, fandango, and bossa nova, and are performed by a group of women, men, and children. The use of several indigenous acoustic instruments further makes this an uplifting, enchanting production that captures the meeting of rich and diverse styles.


"An engaging and soothing cross-cultural experience that any child will enjoy." —Gloria Goodale, Christian Science Monitor

Author Biography

Magdeleine Lerasle is an early childhood educator and researcher specializing in teaching language to children, and an author of Songs in the Shade of the Olive Tree. Paul Mindy is a percussionist, singer, composer, and arranger who received the Georges Brassens Prize in recognition of his Brazilian music. He is the musical producer for Songs from the Baobab, Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree, and Songs in the Shade of the Olive Tree. Aurélia Fronty is an illustrator and textile designer whose work includes I Have the Right to Be a Child; One City, Two Brothers; and Up and Down the Andes.