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The Magic Mound

- La Lomita Magica
 Format: Paperback  Author: Frank Thomas Smith  Category: Children, Waldorf  Reading Age: Children  Grade Level: Child  Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Publications  Published: December 23, 2021  ISBN-10: 9781948302258  ISBN-13: 194830225X  ASIN: B09P21Y7ZX  Pages: 180  Language: English  Dimension: 5.5" x 0.38" x 8.5"  Item Weight: 7.5oz  Illustrator: Ludmila Garcia San Miguel  Translator: Frank Thomas Smith  Add to Cart  Buy from Amazon  Amazon Kindle  Buy from B&N  Buy from
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Sergio and his younger brother, Divino are poor children who live in a favela (slum) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They go on vacation with their revered teacher, dona Ute (pronounced oo-teh), to the country house of one of Ute’s friends. Once there, they leave the house together to fetch kindling wood. They cross a stream and discover a strange round mound surrounded by white stones. Divino impetuously climbs the mound and convinces his brother to follow. Due to the mound’s magic forces, they fall asleep. They wake up in the land of Maxa. A girl, Mara, leads them through the jungle to her village where they meet the queen, Mamara. She tells them the history of the marvelous juice of immortality, vitaluz. They never grow old or die by drinking vitaluz, but never have children either. Queen Mamara and Princess Mara ask the boys to rescue Mireya, a young girl also from Brazil, who had been kidnapped by King Alaram. The boys agree to try, assisted by Platero, a white donkey as charming as he is stubborn, and a mysterious little man named Tamoshot. The search for Mireya is a dangerous adventure, but also the means of learning many important things about life.

This is the original English edition of La Lomita Magica, by Frank Thomas Smith, with cover art by Ludmila Garcia San Miguel and artwork for The Magic Mound Map by Maria Sol Varela. Edited by James D. Stewart.

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After discovering the Magic Mound and being whisked away to the Kingdom of Maxa, brothers Sergio and Divino try to rescue Mireya, a girl who is also from Brazil and who was kidnaped by King Alaram. For this task they are assisted by Platero, a white donkey who is as stubborn as he is friendly, and a mysterious little Scotsman named Tamoshot. The quest to find Mireya is a dangerous one but gives them the chance to learn many important things about life.

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Frank Thomas Smith

Frank Thomas Smith is an American expatriot living on a mountain in Argentina, Frank has done quite a bit of translating and creative writing. He is the founder and editor of the Southern Cross Review, an e.Zine that has been...

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