My Sweet Orange Tree by José Mauro de Vasconcelos

My Sweet Orange Tree

Zeze #1

José Mauro de Vasconcelos

fiction childrens classics adventurous emotional sad medium-paced

208 pages | first published 1968


Five-year-old Zezé lives in Rio de Janeiro, in a forgotten slump in great poverty. But Zezé is not alone. In this world of scolding and beating, he has discovered a magical universe where he spends most of his time: the realm of imagination. There...
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emotional 80%
sad 80%
adventurous 50%
inspiring 30%
dark 20%
funny 20%
lighthearted 20%
reflective 20%
hopeful 10%
relaxing 10%


medium 55%
fast 33%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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