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Books by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Author of A Menina do Mar)

Looking intently, he realized it was a really small girl, about the size of his hand. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

In this story, Sophia pays tribute to her great passion for the sea and everything that is related to it: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He then distinguishes four distinct voices laughing, and to his surprise discovers the source of the sound. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It brought back some childhood memories and that pleasant feeling of wonder before such an imaginative sopuia.

She had green hair, purple eyes and was wearing a dress made of reddish seaweeds.

As the days passed and the two became more and more fond of each other, they plotted to get her out of the sea for a while, placing her in a bucket full of water, to prevent her from drying. A long time has passed since I read this story; therefore, I had to do a little research on this subject.


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They planned to see each other again the next day, during the low tide. Its success extends beyond its mere reading: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Even if almost ten years have passed since she deceased, it consists, in my opinion, in a beautiful homage and tribute to this amazing writer and activist.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: However, as they were making their way doo of the sea, a raft of octopus attacked the boy. It was quite easy and quick to reread the twelve pages of the text. Impulsively, the boy picked her up and ran away from the water so that he could ask her what she was.

“A Menina do Mar” (The Girl from the Sea)

As she calmed down, he learned about her life story: This site uses cookies. They all lived inside a cavern; the crab was the cook and designed her clothes, the octopus cleaned the house, and the fish was her best friend. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Email required Address never made public.


In return, she discovered many earthly things, such as flowers, the fire and wine. She then begged to return to the sea. It was included in the Portuguese National Reading Plan for students who attend the 5 th form.

Instead of reading about it in some article in the internet, I chose to download a document which contained the whole story. In a puddle of water, four creatures are gathered: One day, the boy whose name is never revealed is strolling along the sea when he notices a subtle murmur coming from the rocks. The boy found out what lies beneath the sea, and that The Girl from the Sea danced regularly to entertain the Big Ray Fish, who ruled that part of the sea.

They all appeared to be having fun with each other, the little girl dancing while her friends were imitating musical instruments. She was simply known as The Girl from the Sea. You are commenting using your WordPress. In fact, the Big Ray Fish had discovered their plan and ordered the sea creatures to prevent The Girl from the Sea sphia running away.