New Brunswick Author Portal

Ligia  Carvalho
Categories: Female AuthorsAuthors of Juvenile Fiction;Saint John River Valley

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Ligia Carvalho is a Brazilian-Canadian author who is passionate about books, cooking, and traveling. She is a full-time mother to three boys. Ligia and her husband reside in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. Max Loves Cupcakes is her first book for children.

How has New Brunswick influenced your work?

I moved to New Brunswick a little over a year [ago] and since I came I felt that this place made me feel so welcome that it was time for [me] to pursue my long-time dream of writing a children's book.

What is your favourite New Brunswick book, and why?

F is for Fiddlehead by Marilyn Lohnes

What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?

Just having the opportunity to launch the book and have the support of this community [means a lot to me].

Featured Publication

Max Loves Cupcakes

Max is a bright boy who loves baking cupcakes with his mom and dad. But before he can get started, he needs some help.

As Max sets out on a delicious adventure in the kitchen, he must first wash his hands, find the right utensils and ingredients, and ask his mother for help with the mixer. Through it all, Max learns safety rules, how to be patient, and most importantly, how to have fun in the kitchen! Included is a recipe so little bakers can create their own cupcake masterpieces.

Max Loves Cupcakes shares the delightful tale of a little boy's adventure as he learns how to safely bake and decorate scrumptious treats in his family's kitchen.

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