Eva Furnari was born in Rome in 1948, but her family moved to Brazil when she was 2 years old. She started her career as a writer in 1980 and has since published more than 60 books for children. She has won numerous awards throughout her long career, including nine FNLIJ awards, the Jabuti and the APCA Award. She was included in the honours list compiled by IBBY for Feitico do sapo (The Spell of the Toad).
Just wonderful We Love this Book Very sweet. Bookwitch A highly original and entertaining story which will appeal to anyone aged between nine and ninety with a well-developed sense of fun Lancashire Evening Post A truly mesmerising story with beautiful illustrations and magical characters destined to capture the imagination of the reader... a book which should take pride of place on any book loving child's bookcase Compelling Reads A really fun read with lots of educational merit... what a treat it is! Wondrous Reads intelligent and fun... highly entertaining Librarian Lavender A really fun story with a lovely life lesson about never feeling bad about the little quirks that make you unique Madhouse Family Reviews