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The Surrender Tree/El Arbol de La Rendicion: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom/Poemas de La Lucha de Cuba Por Su Libertad

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ISBN13: 9780312608712
ISBN10: 0312608713
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It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her.

Black, white, Cuban, Spanish—Rosa does her best for everyone. Yet who can heal a country so torn apart by war? Acclaimed poet Margarita Engle has created another breathtaking portrait of Cuba.

 
The Surrender Tree is a 2009 Newbery Honor Book, the winner of the 2009 Pura Belpre Medal for Narrative and the 2009 Bank Street - Claudia Lewis Award, and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Acclaimed poet Engle has created a breathtaking portrait of Cuba in this story told in verse. For the first time, both English and Spanish translations of this Newbery Honor and ALA Notable Book are presented separately in one edition.

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The Surrender Tree is a Newbery Honor winning, lyrical history in poems, and this edition has the Spanish and English text available in one book.

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Who could have guessed that after all these years,

the boy I called Lieutenant Death

when we were both children

would still be out here, in the forest,

chasing me, now,

hunting me, haunting me . . .

 
It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in concentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but with a price on her head for helping the rebels, she dares not go to the camps. Instead, she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her. Black, white, Cuban, Spanish—Rosa does her best for everyone. Yet who can heal a country so torn apart by war?

About the Author

MARGARITA ENGLE is a Cuban-American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She lives with her husband in northern California. Her next book, The Firefly Letters, will be available from Henry Holt in Winter 2010.

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Jennifer Eells, April 5, 2011 (view all comments by Jennifer Eells)
The Surrender Tree is an incredible, captivating story whose narration progresses in the poetic monologues of the characters. Each individual's complexity becomes apparent as the monologues weave back and forth. The antagonistic Lieutenant Death is just as important as sweet, young Rosa, our primary protagonist, and even his tale draws some of our empathy. Margarita Engle is a master of her craft, and you will have trouble relinquishing her compelling tale, from which the reader can learn so much about this time in Cuba's history!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312608712
Author:
Engle, Margarita
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Caribbean
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Social Issues/Prejudice
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
History - Central & South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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"Synopsis" by , Acclaimed poet Engle has created a breathtaking portrait of Cuba in this story told in verse. For the first time, both English and Spanish translations of this Newbery Honor and ALA Notable Book are presented separately in one edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Surrender Tree is a Newbery Honor winning, lyrical history in poems, and this edition has the Spanish and English text available in one book.
"Synopsis" by ,
Who could have guessed that after all these years,

the boy I called Lieutenant Death

when we were both children

would still be out here, in the forest,

chasing me, now,

hunting me, haunting me . . .

 
It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in concentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but with a price on her head for helping the rebels, she dares not go to the camps. Instead, she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her. Black, white, Cuban, Spanish—Rosa does her best for everyone. Yet who can heal a country so torn apart by war?

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