The Great Snake: Stories from the Amazon (Hardcover)

Stories from the Amazon

By Sean Taylor, Fernando Vilela (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln Ltd, 9781845075293, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

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Description

As the Rio Afuá ferry wends its way along the Amazon, Sean Taylor takes in not only the sights and sounds of this extraordinary landscape but also the stories of the people he meets. From sly jaguars and the slowest of sloths to spine-tingling giant serpents and white-suited strangers, his retellings teem with legendary beings, vivid color, earthy comedy, and the mysteries of the rainforest. Together, with Fernando Vilela’s dramatic, color-saturated illustrations, they reveal the Amazon peoples' beliefs and way of life. Notes and a glossary provide additional information about the region.

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