Thursday, May 15, 2014

Snowy the Doganaut author to visit NZ in June

Snowy the Doganaut
Diego Albuquerque

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.

The author:
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.

Release Date: 12 June 2014  |  ISBN: 978-1-877514-62-3  | RRP $19.99
Paperback, 200 x 200 mm, 32 pages, full colour

To arrange an interview, images, extracts or a review copy, contact:
Peter Dowling - 027 614 8993
Libro International, a division of Oratia Media   |


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