A stroll through the universal traditions and legends, lulled by the unforgettable magic words "Once upon a time..."

Offering 231 texts, this book by Paulo Coelho contains joyful, amazing and dramatic stories for readers of all ages. Most of them recount traditional legends and tales from many cultures. Included are also stories inspired by the author's personal experience and episodes from the lives of celebrated names, as means of reflection. The 304-page book in beautiful hard cover brings more than forty colourful illustrations by Christina Oiticica.

STORIES FOR FATHERS, CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN


A stroll through the universal traditions and legends, lulled by the unforgettable magic words "Once upon a time..."

Offering 231 texts, this book by Paulo Coelho contains joyful, amazing and dramatic stories for readers of all ages. Most of them recount traditional legends and tales from many cultures. Included are also stories inspired by the author's personal experience and episodes from the lives of celebrated names, as means of reflection. The 304-page book in beautiful hard cover brings more than forty colourful illustrations by Christina Oiticica.

Editions

Rights sold in 3 languages:

English, Farsi and Portuguese.

Reviews

"Tales of sublime outcome. [...] Stories for Fathers, Sons and Grandsons sounds like a lullaby that warms our troubled days. [...] It's worth letting yourself go to the moments the book brings you to, because everyone needs a sanctuary, even if it's only for a while. [...] The beautiful images, created by Christina Oiticica, are a delight by themselves. With strong colours, as stated in the Eastern tradition and a straight forward message, the illustrations bring more life to the stories."

-- DIANA MOURA, JORNAL DO COMERCIO, BRAZIL, AUGUST 2001

Illustrator

Christina Oiticica was born in Rio de Janeiro, on November 23rd. 1951, where she has always lived. In 2003, after many trips to Europe, she decided to divide her time between the Pyrenees in Southwestern France and Rio de Janeiro, where, with much inspiration has developed her work even more, with nature. Creating a partnership with nature, it doesn’t simply have direct technical interference, since her works are left in the river beds, forests, inside trees, etc… she makes the correction. The artist tries to portray in her work,in a simple and direct way, the world, the present moment, and the society in which we live.

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