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Caminar

Caminar

Написано Skila Brown

Озвучено Christian Barillas


Caminar

Написано Skila Brown

Озвучено Christian Barillas

оценки:
3.5/5 (7 оценки)
Длина:
2 hours
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Издано:
Sep 2, 2014
ISBN:
9781491536872
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

Set in 1981 Guatemala, a lyrical debut novel tells the powerful tale of a boy who must decide what it means to be a man during a time of war.

Carlos knows that when the soldiers arrive with warnings about the Communist rebels, it is time to be a man and defend the village, keep everyone safe. But Mama tells him not yet-he's still her quiet moonfaced boy. The soldiers laugh at the villagers, and before they move on, a neighbor is found dangling from a tree, a sign on his neck: Communist. Mama tells Carlos to run and hide, then try to find her.... Numb and alone, he must join a band of guerillas as they trek to the top of the mountain where Carlos's abuela lives. Will he be in time, and brave enough, to warn them about the soldiers? What will he do then? A novel in verse inspired by actual events during Guatemala's civil war, Caminar is the moving story of a boy who loses nearly everything before discovering who he is.

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Издано:
Sep 2, 2014
ISBN:
9781491536872
Формат:
Аудиокнига

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  • (3/5)
    Caminar means "to walk" which is what Carls does through the mountains os Guatemala. Set in 1981 Guatemala, this novel is written entirely in free verse. Carlos is knows that Communist rebels will soon come to their village and that when they arrive, he will need to be a man and help defend the village. His mother always says "not yet" because he is still a boy. The rebels do arrive and Mama tells Carols to run and hide in the forest and then find her later. Carols obeys and later learns his village was burned to the ground. Carlos joins a band of guerillas and climb to the top of the mountain where his abuela lives i a tiny village. he must warn them about the soldiers.

    This is a very tough subject matter, where the novel is based on actual events during Guatemala’s civil war.
  • (5/5)
    This very moving tale of the civil war in Guatemala is related by a young boy named Carlos. When his village is destroyed by government forces, Carlos must decide whether to join the rebels or return to search for his family. The poetic form allows plenty of space for his strong emotions to shine through. This will probably send readers scrambling to learn more about this conflict.
  • (4/5)
    I love a book written in verse and this one is beautifully written. It follows Carlos, a Guatemalan boy, whose village is caught in the middle of a civil war. This fictional account from Carlos' point of view is based actual events. The story includes words in Spanish and Carlos' tribal language, as well. Skila Brown clearly worked hard to tell a poignant tale with well-researched roots in a voice that children can relate to. I picked it up and couldn't put it down.
  • (3/5)
    Carlos' village is caught in the middle of warring factions, the army and the rebels. He is still a boy who does what his mother tells him. But when the war reaches his village and he evades attack, what he sees and observes and the rebels he meets impact his young life forever. Carlos' story reveals his fears and and singular need to survive and remember those he loved. A war and conflict story that's apppropriate for readers 4th grade and up, maybe 3rd grade for gifted readers.
  • (4/5)
    A compelling historical novel exploring violence and loss set during the Guatemalan Civil War in 1981 and told in free verse from the perspective of a young indigenous boy. See also Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen (Harper, 2004).