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A young Mayan girls quest for the family she was stolen from

She was little and quick and pretty. Her mother nicknamed her Colibrí, 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 her parents but had no success. Theres 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 hes 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.

Synopsis:

The story of a young Mayan girl, who at the age of four is kidnapped from her parents on a crowded bus in Guatemala City, and the eight years that pass as she longs for the family she was stolen from.

About the Author

Ann Cameron is the author of many award-winning books for children, including The Most Beautiful Place in the World and The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods, a National Book Award Finalist. She has lived in Guatemala for the past twenty years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374315191
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Location:
New York
Author:
Cameron, Ann
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Indians of central america
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
Guatemala
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Family/Orphans
Subject:
Foster Homes
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
107-292
Publication Date:
20030827
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 x 0.88 in
Age Level:
from 10 up to 15

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