The Wild Book

By ENGLE, Margarita

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ISBN
978-0-547-58131-6 978-0-547-82222-8
Publisher
Houghton Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5–9—This novel in verse is about a girl growing up with dyslexia in early 20th-century Cuba. Family love and the chaos that comes with large families are mixed with historical tidbits about Cuba after its wars for independence from Spain. Engle uses words sparingly and with grace: "…I love the way poetry/turns ordinary words/into winged things/that rise up/and soar!" In other poems, the protagonist's...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Engle relates, with some fictionalization, her grandmother Fefa's childhood in dangerous early-twentieth-century Cuba. Fefa suffers from ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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