Victoria Goes to Brazil
by Maria de Fatima Campos
Victoria's mother was born
in Brazil and she is taking Victoria to see the place of her birth.
From a coffee farm to a saint's day procession, from a street children's
shelter to a huge family barbeque, Victoria learns about her mother's
country and warms to her big Brazilian family.
Review from Keeping Up with
Down Syndrome NSW www.dsansw.org.au
Victoria Goes to Brazil (by Maria de Fatima Campos, Frances Lincoln Children's Books, UK, 2009) is a picture book that tells another story of Victoria, a young girl with Down syndrome (seen in an earlier book, Victoria's Day - about her life at pre-school). She travels to Brazil to visit her mother's birthplace and family. Down syndrome is never mentioned except as a small note at the back of the book. It is a beautiful book about Brazil and meeting family. It would be great in school or public libraries (as well as for children with Down syndrome) as it portrays a person with Down syndrome doing just what any other child would do. Victoria's mother (the author) is a photographer and has a website that includes more about Victoria as well as a story, Victoria and Me, done for the Down's Syndrome Association in the UK about Victoria's first three years and about Down syndrome.
you can even buy it in Japan!
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: ISBN 9780711220416
: ISBN 9781845075712
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