Caminar

By BROWN, Skila

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ISBN
9780763665166
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on March 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 6 Up—Unlike many novels in verse, which can read like conventional narratives with line breaks, Caminarcontributes poetry that elevates the genre. In this story of a decimated Guatemalan village in 1981, readers will encounter a range of imagery, repetition, rhythms, and visual effects that bring to life the psychological experience of Carlos, a young boy caught in the violent clash between the government's army and the p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2014

"Forest sounds / all around / but on the ground / the sound / of Me / grew. Echoed. / I heard a path I could not see." Exquisitely crafted poems are the basis of an unusually fine verse novel set in 1981, in the middle of the Guatemalan Civil War. When the government helicopters appear over the small village of Chopán, young Carlos obeys his mother when she tells him to go into the forest to hide. When all is quiet, he climbs down from his tree an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Exquisitely crafted poems make up this verse novel set in 1981, during the Guatemalan Civil War. Wracked with survivor's gu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 1, 2014

This excellent and accessible introduction to the Guatemalan civil war is gripping and poignant. Readers will be riveted by Carlos’s life-or-death situation. An inspiring and thought-provoking portrait of a boy coming of age during wartime. Even amid terrible violence, Carlos finds a peaceful w...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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