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Monica De Camargo
(Brazil)

 
 

Monica de Camargo Coutinho was born on July 20, in a beautiful sunny morning, in Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais.  23 works in Several Categories :
Moments (Poetries and Chronicles) - 1988, Open doors (Poetries and short s tories) - 1989, Pieces of Life (short stories and Diary) - 1990 - winning, Love for Two (romance) - 1991, Souls in Parade (short stories) - 1992, Crazy and Swept ( short stories) - 1993, Disfigured thoughts (Parody) 1994, The Life of All of Us (Stories) - 1994, The Moments Continue (Poetic Collection) - 1994, Impressions of Apprentice (sshort stories) - 1995, Believe if you Want (shor stories) - 1995, For All of the Roads (short stories) - 1996, winning. Diary of Kika (childish book) 1997 Premio Joao de Barro, 1993, Everything children thinks and Talk!.. (childish book) 1998 - winning, Digressions (shor stories) 1999 - winning, Nonsense (Comic Varieties) 1999, The Adventures of A Small Orphan (childish book) - 1999, Everything children thinks and Talk!.. (romance) 1999 - winning, Soccer of Dogs (childish one) 2.000, Album of Family - 2.001, Crazy and Swept (short stories) 2.001, The Small World of Kika (childish book) 2.001, Memoirs of the Hell (juvenile) 2.002 thrown on August 13, in the Third Fair of the Book, in the Serraria Souza Pinto. Inoxidable Heart: 2.003 - Prize Cidade Belo Horizonte, 1998. 

 
 

RECOGNITION  : Plot of the Program "You Decide", of the Net Globe Television, with the story "Francis", of the book the "Life of All of Us", generated the largest number of phone calls that the program already had from its release, on the 16/10/1997. Participation in the Fair of Childish Books of Bologna, Italy, with the book Kika´s Diary, one of the most important fairs of childish books, of the world, in 1998.  Section of Autographs in Panamericana Fair ofe Books, with the books Daily of Kika (by Format Editorial) and Everything children thinks and Talk!. (Printed by Paulinas), in the Shopping Diamond Mall, Belo Horizonte 1998, breaking the record of sales in fairs of books.  Section of Autographs in the International Art exhibition of the Book of Rio de Janeiro, with the books Daily of Kika, Everything children thinks and Talk!. , and Heart of Adolescent, 1999. Selection for "Corner of the Reading" Kika´s Diary, for the General office of State of the Culture of Minas Gerais - adopted in all of municipal schools of Belo Horizonte, cities of the interior and in other states - 1997 to 2.003. Homage in the Projeto Mineiros Nowadays. First and only woman to be honored in this event that detaches the artists and writers alive, with right of exhibition of her work and biography, during one month (1997). Adoption and Section of Autographs in Private Schools (1998, 1999, 2.000, 2.001), I liberate "Everything Children thinks and Talk!." - in Belo Horizonte, with the author's unpublished fact to take the two main characters to autograph the book with her.
Participation in several collegiate fairs with the books "Daily of Kika", "Everything children thinks and Talk!.." and a Teenager Heart, in 1999, 2.000 and 2.001, including "Soccer of Dogs" there, published in May, that was thrown officially on November 28, 2.000, for the Publisher Armazem de Ideias. The book was written in partnership with Bianca Cantoni Coutinho, 8 years old.  Participation in the Project Always A Crop, for debate and release of the book "Teenager Heart", on March 1, 2000, in the Palace of the Arts. And release of the same in the Center of Reference of the Teacher, General office of Education, June 6. Participation and release of the book in the Fair of Book of the Colegio Logosofico, in June 23, 2.000


 
     
 

Poems by
Monica de Camargo

F A M I L Y

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,

"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."

I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

Family

Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in
a matter of days.

But the family we left behind will feel the loss
for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?
So what is behind the story?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?
FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I) (L)OVE (Y)OU

Don't ignore and God will bless you.

E-mail
monicadicamargo@yahoo.com.br

website
www.monicadecamargo.com

 

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