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A young Guatemalan girl searches for the family she was stolen from eight years earlier.

Su madre la llamó Colibrí porque era una niña chiquita y hermosa. A los cuatro años fue raptada en la Ciudad de Guatemala mientras viajaba con sus padres en un autobús. Desde entonces, ha viajado con un ex soldado mendigo y andariego, su "tío", que la llama Rosa. Él siempre le ha dicho que buscó a sus padres, pero lo cierto es que cuando Rosa era joven, una adivina le dijo que la niña le ayudaría a encontrar un tesoro muy grande que le duraría toda la vida y es la única razón por la que la mantiene a su lado. Pero Rosa ya tiene 12 años y no hay señal del tesoro y Tío se está impacientando.

Synopsis:

She was little and quick and pretty. Her mother nicknamed her Colibri, Spanish for "Hummingbird". At age four she was kidnapped, torn from her parents on a crowded bus in Guatemala City. Since then, she's traveled with "Uncle," the ex-soldier and wandering beggar who has renamed her Rosa. Uncle has always told Rosa that he searched for his parents but had no success. There's almost no chance Rosa will ever find them--but Rosa still remembers and longs for them.

When she was young, Uncle consulted fortune-tellers who told him that Rosa would bring him luck--a treasure big enough to last him all his life. So he's kept her with him. Together, they have traveled from town to town in the highlands of Guatemala, scraping out a living, hoping to find the treasure. Eight years have passed, and Rosa has turned twelve. No treasure has been found, and Uncle has almost given up hope. When he turns angry and desperate, danger threatens Rosa from all sides--but especially from Uncle himself.

Ella era pequena, bonita y muy lista. Su madre la apodo Colibri. A los cuatro anos fue raptada en la Ciudad de Guatemala mientras viajaba con sus padres en un autobus. Desde entonces, ha viajado con un ex soldado mendigo y andariego, su "tio", que la llama Rosa. El siempre le ha dicho que busco infructuosamente a sus padres. Pero cuando Rosa era joven, una adivina le dijo a el que la nina le ayudaria a encontrar un tesoro muy grande que le duraria toda la vida y es la unica razon por la que la mantiene a su lado. Pero Rosa ya va a cumplir 12 anos y no hay senales del tesoro. El tio se enoja y se convierte en una amenaza para ella.

Synopsis:

She was little and quick and pretty. Her mother nicknamed her Colibri, Spanish for "Hummingbird." At age four she was kidnapped, torn from her parents on a crowded bus in Guatemala City. Since then, she's traveled with "Uncle," the ex-soldier and wandering beggar who has renamed her Rosa. Uncle has always told Rosa that he searched for his parents but had no success. There's almost no chance Rosa will ever find them--but Rosa still remembers and longs for them.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439683142
Subtitle:
(Spanish language edition)
Translator:
Rioja, Alberto Jimenez
Translator:
Rioja, Alberto Jimenez
Author:
Cameron, Ann
Publisher:
Scholastic en Espanol
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Spanish language materials
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Guatemala
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20050901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 6 up to 9
Language:
Spanish
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
11-14

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Product details 256 pages Scholastic en Espanol - English 9780439683142 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , She was little and quick and pretty. Her mother nicknamed her Colibri, Spanish for "Hummingbird". At age four she was kidnapped, torn from her parents on a crowded bus in Guatemala City. Since then, she's traveled with "Uncle," the ex-soldier and wandering beggar who has renamed her Rosa. Uncle has always told Rosa that he searched for his parents but had no success. There's almost no chance Rosa will ever find them--but Rosa still remembers and longs for them.

When she was young, Uncle consulted fortune-tellers who told him that Rosa would bring him luck--a treasure big enough to last him all his life. So he's kept her with him. Together, they have traveled from town to town in the highlands of Guatemala, scraping out a living, hoping to find the treasure. Eight years have passed, and Rosa has turned twelve. No treasure has been found, and Uncle has almost given up hope. When he turns angry and desperate, danger threatens Rosa from all sides--but especially from Uncle himself.

Ella era pequena, bonita y muy lista. Su madre la apodo Colibri. A los cuatro anos fue raptada en la Ciudad de Guatemala mientras viajaba con sus padres en un autobus. Desde entonces, ha viajado con un ex soldado mendigo y andariego, su "tio", que la llama Rosa. El siempre le ha dicho que busco infructuosamente a sus padres. Pero cuando Rosa era joven, una adivina le dijo a el que la nina le ayudaria a encontrar un tesoro muy grande que le duraria toda la vida y es la unica razon por la que la mantiene a su lado. Pero Rosa ya va a cumplir 12 anos y no hay senales del tesoro. El tio se enoja y se convierte en una amenaza para ella.

"Synopsis" by , She was little and quick and pretty. Her mother nicknamed her Colibri, Spanish for "Hummingbird." At age four she was kidnapped, torn from her parents on a crowded bus in Guatemala City. Since then, she's traveled with "Uncle," the ex-soldier and wandering beggar who has renamed her Rosa. Uncle has always told Rosa that he searched for his parents but had no success. There's almost no chance Rosa will ever find them--but Rosa still remembers and longs for them.
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