Carnival King - The Music Man of Rio This is an unusual but inspiring story of the rise of an Afro-Brazilian boy through the slums of Rio de Janeiro to become, for many Brazilians, the King of the Carnival. 'Cartola' (meaning top hat) never becomes rich or leisured. He has a hard life on the whole, but the music of the Samba beat fills him with joy and inspires him to take up the guitar and become a legend to his countrymen. Year 5 title supporting the basic need for different text-types (non-fiction) reading in NLS. TreeTops now branching out into non-fiction, with the same high-quality that the fiction strands enjoy. These books contain full introduction and story background sections, narrative 'faction' text and full supporting contents, index and glossary.