Island Treasures

Island Treasures

Growing up in Cuba : Includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Under the Royal Palms, and the New Collection Days at La Quinta Simoni

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The author of My Name Is Mar#65533;a Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom , Under the Royal Palms , five new stories, and more.

These true autobiographical tales from renowned Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada are filled with family love and traditions, secrets and deep friendships, and a gorgeous, moving picture of the island of Cuba, where Alma Flor grew up. Told through the eyes of a child, a whole world comes to life in these pages: the blind great-grandmother who never went to school but whose wisdom and generosity overflowed to those around her; the hired hand Samon#65533;, whose love for music overcame all difficulties; the beloved dance teacher who helped sustain young Alma Flor through a miserable year in school; her dear and daring Uncle Medardo, who bravely flew airplanes; and more.

Heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous, this wonderful collection encourages readers to discover the stories in their own lives--and to celebrate the joys and struggles we all share, no matter where or when we grew up. Featuring the classic and award-winning books Where the Flame Trees Bloom and Under the Royal Palms , Island Treasures also includes a new collection, Days at La Quinta Simoni , many new family photographs, and a Spanish-to-English glossary.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481429009
Characteristics: 227 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Martorell, Antonio 1939-- Illustrator


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