Brother Wolf

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In this story of a family forced to change their lives, but also a journey of a country falling apart through austerity, two parallel voices intersect. The 8-year-old Acorn, at the time when she goes on “a road expedition, towards fire and the center of the Earth”, and the same character, already a teenager, recalling the strange adventure she went through during her childhood.


Born in the North of Portugal in 1969, she’s a freelance journalist, a writer, a trainer and children’s literature translator. She signs a monthly section dedicated to children’s literature in the well-known Portuguese magazine LER. Graduate and post-graduate in Communication Studies (New University of Lisbon), she also postgraduated in Children’s Literature (Portuguese Catholic University). Carla Maia de Almeida was the first children’s books’ writer who won a literary residency program abroad, funded by the General Directorate for Book and Libraries (DGLAB) in October 2010.

She writes books and many other things in her blog The Haunted Garden [O Jardim Assombrado].


«In Brother Wolf [Irmão Lobo] Carla Maia de Almeida accomplishes a small miracle: writing from the inside out, with the right balance of narrative rigor and magical thinking, the story of a family falling apart.» | José Mário Silva, LER.

Book selected for the White ravens catalogue, 2014, and nominated for the Portuguese Society for Authors Award in Children and YA Literature category, in 2014.