The Fairy Book Club: choose our December read!

We are so happy to have over 1400 members of the Fairy Book Club so far! We hope you are enjoying the books we’re choosing and the discussions on our Goodreads group.

The country we’ve chosen for December is BRAZIL and the genre is WORLDWIDE TRANSLATIONS, as both books have been translated into over 48 languages! We have given YOU the choice of the two. Here are the descriptions and you can vote below.

About the books:

Captains of the Sands by Jorge Amado

They call themselves “Captains of the Sands,” a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring in the torrid slums and sleazy back alleys of Bahia. Led by fifteen-year-old “Bullet,” the band—including a crafty liar named “Legless,” the intellectual “Professor,” and the sexually precocious “Cat”—pulls off heists and escapades against the right and privileged of Brazil. But when a public outcry demands the capture of the “little criminals,” the fate of these children becomes a poignant, intensely moving drama of love and freedom in a shackled land.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognising opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.