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Margarita Engle Alexis Romay


Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Family & home stories (Children's&YA);
Languages & ESL


224 pages

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Now in Spanish, award-winning author Margarita Engle's lively middle grade novel in verse about a Cuban-American boy who visits his family's village in Cuba for the first time-and meets a sister he didn't know he had.

Edver isn't happy about being shipped off to Cuba to visit the father he barely knows. Yet now that travel laws have changed and it's a lot easier for divided families to be reunited, his mom thinks it's time for some father-son bonding.

Edver doesn't know what this summer has in store, but he's definitely not expecting to meet a sister he didn't know existed! Luza is a year older and excited to see her little brother, until she realizes how different their lives have been. Looking for anything they might have in common, they sneak onto the internet-and accidentally catch the interest of a dangerous wildlife poacher. Edver has fought plenty of villains in video games. Now, to save the Cuban jungle they love, he and Luza are going to have to find a way to conquer a real villain!

A Edver no le hace ninguna gracia que lo envien a Cuba a ver al padre que apenas conoce. Sin embargo, ahora que las leyes de viaje han cambiado y es mucho mas facil reunir a las familias divididas, su mama piensa que es hora de que padre e hijo pasen tiempo juntos.

Edver no se imagina lo que le depara el verano, !pero definitivamente no espera conocer a la hermana que ni siquiera sabia que existia! Luza es un ano mayor y esta muy entusiasmada por conocer a su hermanito, hasta que se da cuenta de cuan diferentes han sido sus vidas. A la busca de cualquier cosa que puedan tener en comun, se meten en internet y accidentalmente atraen la atencion de un peligroso cazador de animales salvajes. Edver ha luchado contra muchisimos villanos en los videojuegos. Ahora, para salvar la selva que tanto quieren, !

Luza y el tendran que encontrar un modo de derrotar a un villano real!

By:   Margarita Engle
Translated by:   Alexis Romay
Imprint:   Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 194mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   154g
ISBN:   9781534429307
ISBN 10:   1534429301
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   March 2019
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 99 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Language:   Spanish
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Margarita Engle is the national Young People's Poet Laureate, and the first Latino to receive that honor. She is the Cuban-American author of many verse novels, including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Lightning Dreamer, a PEN Literary Award for Young Adult Literature winner. Her verse memoir, Enchanted Air, received the Pura Belpre Award, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor, and was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, among others. Her picture book Drum Dream Girl received the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Margarita was born in Los Angeles, but developed a deep attachment to her mother's homeland during childhood summers with relatives. She continues to visit Cuba as often as she can. Visit her at Margarita Engle es una poeta y novelista cubano-americana cuyos libros incluyen El arbol de la rendicion, ganador del premio de honor Newbery, el premio Jane Adams para libros infantiles, el premio Pura Belpre de autor, el premio de las Americas y el premio de poesia Claudia Lewis; El poeta esclavo de Cuba, ganador del premio Pura Belpre para autores y el premio de las Americas; Secretos tropicales; Las cartas de las luciernagas; Los bailadores del huracan; El libro salvaje; El sonador del relampago, ganador del premio literario de PEN para literatura juvenil; Gente plateada; Una nina, un tambor, un sueno, ganador del premio Charlotte Zolotow; Isla de leones; y su libro de memorias Aire encantando, ganador del premio Pura Belpre y del premio de honor Walter Dean Mayers. Vive con su esposo al norte de California. Visitala en

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