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Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba

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In this companion volume to Alma Flor Ada's andlt;Iandgt;Where the Flame Trees Bloom,andlt;/Iandgt; the author offers young readers another inspiring collection of stories and reminiscences drawn from her childhood on the island of Cuba. Through those stories we see how the many events and relationships she enjoyed helped shape who she is today. andlt;BRandgt; We learn of a deep friendship with a beloved dance teacher that helped sustain young Alma Flor through a miserable year in school. We meet relatives, like her mysterious Uncle Manolo, whose secret, she later learns, is that he dedicated his life to healing lepers. We share the tragedy of another uncle whose spirited personality leads to his love of flying...and the crash that takes his life. andlt;BRandgt; Heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous, this collection encourages children to discover the stories in their our own lives — stories that can help inform their own values and celebrate the joys and struggles we all share no matter where or when we grew up.

Synopsis:

The author recalls her life and impressions growing up in Cuba.

Synopsis:

In this companion volume to Alma Flor Ada's Where the Flame Trees Bloom, the author offers young readers another inspiring collection of stories and reminiscences drawn from her childhood on the island of Cuba. Through those stories we see how the many events and relationships she enjoyed helped shape who she is today.

We learn of a deep friendship with a beloved dance teacher that helped sustain young Alma Flor through a miserable year in school. We meet relatives, like her mysterious Uncle Manolo, whose secret, she later learns, is that he dedicated his life to healing lepers. We share the tragedy of another uncle whose spirited personality leads to his love of flying...and the crash that takes his life.

Heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous, this collection encourages children to discover the stories in their our own lives — stories that can help inform their own values and celebrate the joys and struggles we all share no matter where or when we grew up.

About the Author

Alma Flor Ada was born in Camaguey, Cuba, and has lived in Spain and Peru. She now lives in San Francisco, California, where she is a professor of multicultural education at the University of San Francisco. She also travels all over the United States giving lectures and workshops on that subject.

Ms. Ada has published prolifically in Spain, Mexico, and Peru, as well as the United States. Her other books for Atheneum include The Gold Coin (illustrated by Neil Waldman), My Name Is Maria Isabel, Dear Peter Rabbit and Yours Truly, Goldilocks (both illustrated by Leslie Tryon), and The Malachite Palace (illustrated by Leonid Gore).

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

The Bats

Clay

Explorers

Broken Wings

Christmas for All

Gilda

Madame Marie

Uncle Manolo's Mystery

The Legend of the White Buzzard

Storm!

Epilogue

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689806315
Author:
Ada, Alma Flor
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Women -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
November 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr; bandamp;w interior illustration
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6.5 in 9.695 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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In this companion volume to Alma Flor Ada's Where the Flame Trees Bloom, the author offers young readers another inspiring collection of stories and reminiscences drawn from her childhood on the island of Cuba. Through those stories we see how the many events and relationships she enjoyed helped shape who she is today.

We learn of a deep friendship with a beloved dance teacher that helped sustain young Alma Flor through a miserable year in school. We meet relatives, like her mysterious Uncle Manolo, whose secret, she later learns, is that he dedicated his life to healing lepers. We share the tragedy of another uncle whose spirited personality leads to his love of flying...and the crash that takes his life.

Heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous, this collection encourages children to discover the stories in their our own lives — stories that can help inform their own values and celebrate the joys and struggles we all share no matter where or when we grew up.

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