Where the Flame Trees Bloom

Where the Flame Trees Bloom

by Alma Flor Ada
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Current Retail Price: $9.95
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Historical Setting: Cuba

Noted author Alma Flor Ada offers young readers eleven stories from her own childhood in Cuba - true stories about relatives and friends and the hacienda where she grew up for much of her elementary years.             

These true sto­ries from Alma Flor Ada's child­hood are filled with fam­ily love and val­ues. Told through the eyes of a child, a whole world comes to life for the reader: the blind great-grandmother who never went to school but whose wis­dom and gen­eros­ity over­flowed to those around her; the hired hand Samoné whose love for music over­came all dif­fi­cul­ties; her grand­fa­ther Modesto, who placed a higher value on human rela­tion­ships than on his pos­ses­sions. Eleven remark­able sto­ries will move and inspire chil­dren and adults alike.

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