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Animal City

A cidade dos animais

Joan Negrescolor

Orfeu Negro | march 2017 | 40 pages | 23,5 x 30 cm | hardcover

Nina likes visiting the jungle city. People once lived here, but the place is now taken over by nature. This is her secret place. Animals bustle about, as Nina comes to tell them stories. Monkeys like adventures in outer space, flamingos are fans of myths and legends. But there is ONE story which is all the animal’s favourite…

This book won the Junceda Grand Prix for the values ​​it defends and conveys: an harmonious relationship with nature, the promotion of reading and equality between humans and animals.

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  • Winner Gran Junceda Award 2018
  • Winner Junceda Award 2018 | Best Children's Fiction Title
  • Selected for Society of Illustrators 2018
  • White Ravens 2017
  • Winner Golden Pinwheel Award 2017
  • Selected for Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2018
  • Selected for Bibiana Biennal of Illustrations Brastislava 2021
  • Selected for Highly Recommendable FNLIJ 2023 Brazil
  • “A complex, stunning Portuguese import […]. Fascinating, eerie… perhaps frustrating – be ready for a conversation."

    Kirkus Review