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World of Tales
Stories for children, folktales fairy tales and fables from around the world

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Brazil
Brazil
Brazil is a country in South America. The largest country on the continent, Brazil is home to diverse wildlife and natural environments.
The collection of Brazilian folktales consists of three books with 30 folktales.
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Fairy tales from Brazil


Notes: Subtitled "How and why tales from Brazilian folk-lore", this book contains 18 Brazilian folktales.
Author: Elsie Spicer Eells
Published: 1917
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc., Chicago


Tales of Giants from Brazil


Notes: The second book by Elsie Spicer Eells contains an additional 12 Brazilian folktales.
Author: Elsie Spicer Eells
Published: 1918
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc., New York

What's interesting in Brazil



The Rio Carnival
is a festival held in Rio de Janeiro (not the capital of Brazil). Each year more than 200 samba schools parade in front of millions of people.

The Amazon Rainforest
is the largest rainforest in the world. More animals and insects live there than anywhere on Earth. Deforestation and climate change threaten to destroy this very important ecosystem. Brazil holds more than half of the Amazon Rainforest.


Christ the Redeemer
is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The statue is 39.6 meters tall and is one of the symbols of Rio and Brazilian Christianity.
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