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Summary Bibliography: Monteiro Lobato

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  • Author: Monteiro Lobato Author Record # 205393
  • Legal Name: Monteiro Lobato, José Bento Renato
  • Birthplace: Taubaté, State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Birthdate: 18 April 1882
  • Deathdate: 4 July 1948
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Webpages: SFE3, Wikipedia-EN, Wikipedia-PT
  • Note: José Bento Renato Monteiro Lobato (April 18, 1882 – July 4, 1948) was one of Brazil's most influential writers, mostly for his children's books set in the fictional Sítio do Picapau Amarelo (Yellow Woodpecker Farm) but he had been previously a prolific writer of fiction, a translator and an art critic. He also founded one of Brazil's first publishing houses (Companhia Editora Nacional) and was a supporter of nationalism. Lobato was born in Taubaté, São Paulo. He is best known for a set of educational but entertaining children's books, which comprise about half of his production. The other half, consisting of a number of novels and short tales for adult readers, was less popular but marked a watershed in Brazilian literature.
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