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Journey of Dreams (Hardcover)

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Journey of Dreams Pellegrino, Marge 1 of 1

Product Details:

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1847800610
ISBN-13: 9781847800619
Sku: 211248563
Publish Date: 8/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  250
Age Range:  15 to 19
 
From the Publisher:
Set during the period of the "scorched earth" campaign by the Guatemalan army in the 1980's, Tomasa endures great hardship and heartbreak as death and destruction encircles her small village, her brother is forced into hiding to avoid being forced into recruitment, and the only home she has ever known is smashed to the ground.When their village is destroyed in the Guatemalan Civil War, Tomasa and her family, except her mother and brother, who have been taken by the authorities, begin the long trek north in search of somewhere they will be safe.
Annotation:
Set in war-torn 1984 Guatemala, Tomasa finds that even though her family is split apart, their desire to survive is even stronger. When her mother must take her older brother into hiding, Tomasa is left behind with her father and other siblings. Comforted by her father's wonderful stories and courageously setting out to find safety for a months-long journey on foot, Tomasa discovers her own amazing resilience.

Praise

"Pellegrino's great achievement resides in the authenticity of Tomasa's voice as a Mayan girl." 07/15/2009
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