Viví en el cerro Mariposa (I Lived on Butterfly Hill, Spanish Edition)

Marjorie Agosin (Author) Lee White (Illustrator)
Alison Ridley (Translator)
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Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in the Spanish language edition of this award-winning book, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates start disappearing from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore.

The country has been taken over by a government that declares artists, protestors, and anyone who helps the needy to be considered “subversive” and dangerous to Chile’s future. So Celeste’s parents—her educated, generous, kind parents—must go into hiding before they, too, “disappear.” Before they do, however, they send Celeste to America to protect her.

As Celeste adapts to her new life in Maine, she never stops dreaming of Chile. But even after democracy is restored to her home country, questions remain: Will her parents reemerge from hiding? Will she ever be truly safe again?

Accented with interior artwork, steeped in the history of Pinochet’s catastrophic takeover of Chile, and based on many true events, this multicultural ode to the power of revolution, words, and love is both indelibly brave and heart-wrenchingly graceful.

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SKU 135647
ISBN 9781665917094
Language Spanish
Page Count 512
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Additional Contributor Lee White
Primary Contributor Marjorie Agosin
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Caitlyn Dlouhy Books