Bisa's Carnaval (Hardcover)

Bisa's Carnaval By Joana Pastro, Carolina Coroa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joana Pastro, Carolina Coroa (Illustrator)
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Discover the sights and sounds of Brazil through the eyes of a young girl and her great-grandmother as they share in the excitement of Carnaval!

BISA'S CARNAVAL is the 2022 Bronze Medal Winner of the Alma Flor Ada Best Latino Focused Children's Picture Book Award - English

It's time for Carnaval and Clara cannot wait to celebrate her favorite holiday with family, but especially with her great-grandmother. Even if Bisa can't attend, Clara knows the Carnaval parade will still be special.Costumed lovingly by their bisa, everyone takes to the street for the annual parade. But even among all the colors, costumes, music, and dancing, something is missing . . . or is it someone?With lush, lyrical text and bright, colorful illustrations, this book takes readers to one of the most exciting holidays of the year and reminds us that no matter who or where you are, love is always worth celebrating.

About the Author

Joana Pastro is an architect turned children's author whose love for writing continues to grow. Many of her stories are inspired by her own childhood and her adventures as a mother. Originally from Brazil, Joana now lives in Florida with her amazing husband, her three extremely creative children, and a rambunctious Morkie. Visit Joana at
Art has always been a major part of Carolina Coroa, from her childhood in Brazil to her life in Dublin, where she works as a designer. She brings color and light to all her work, especially in her own visual storytelling. Visit her at

Praise For…

Praise for Bisa's Carnaval:

* "The Brazilian duo of author Pastro and illustrator Coroa bring to life the street Carnaval of Olinda, a city in the northeast of Brazil, with a story that celebrates one of the country’s most important and beloved holidays with humor, truth, and heart." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338617627
ISBN-10: 1338617621
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: December 7th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English