Brazilian children’s book author and editor Diego Albuquerque is to visit New Zealand from 16 – 22 June to promote his book Snowy the Doganaut.
The book is an established bestseller of Brazilian children’s literature, and has been translated into English for the first time by Peter Dowling, the Auckland-based publisher of Libro International.
It tells the fun story of a strange dog who comes from outer space to challenge people’s view of coping with difference. It goes on sale on 12 June, the day the soccer World Cup kicks off in Brazil.
The Embassy of Brazil will host an official launch for the book in Wellington on Thursday 19 June, and further children’s events are planned in the capital, Auckland and the Waikato.
Diego speaks good English, and will be available for media and school appearances during his visit.
Diego Albuquerque is an author, editor and screenwriter who lives in Rio de Janeiro. He became Brazil’s youngest published author when this book was released in 1982.
Paperback, 200 x 200 mm, 32 pages, full colour