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|Posté le: Mar 4 Juil - 12:38 (2017) Sujet du message: The Herdsman And The Firebird
An adaptation of the tale The Spectra of the Dark Mountain written by Alex Magnos, this graphic novel narrates the dramatic and tragic life trajectory of a herdsman named John Felix, whose curiosity and thirst for adventure takes him to a fantastic world beyond Imagination and human reality, a dreamlike world hidden in the wild backlands of Ceara in Northeast of Brazil. Bringing together elements of "Brazilian regionalism" and dark fantasy, and mythology, flirting a little bit with sword and sorcery, this is a story of many layers that it is up to the reader to interpret each one of them. From the Foreword: "(...) Alex’s narrative is poetic, with a romantic nineteenth-century appeal and enamored with fantastic literature, combined with Anilton’s light and shadow trace, which gives the book a mesmerising beauty. The reader is led to know the socio-historical-personal tragedy of the protagonist and soon to delve into his mind. In the subjectivity of an individual who, isolated from the world around him and prevented from receiving formal education, relies on reading fantastic worlds and then on his own creative imagination. What gives us, besides a rich artistic experience, a pedagogical lesson. The excluded have the potential to overcome limitations. It’s not cognitive, but social problem. And this graphic novel, in a metalinguistic way, if also used as a paradidactical book can richly contribute to the reading experience of children and young people and inspire them to overcome their own personal and social limitations. (...)"
bound: 98 pages
publisher: Independently published (April 13, 2017)
isbn: 152106427X, 978-1521064276,
weight: 11 ounces (