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by | Read by Jacqueline Kim

Children Ages 10+ • 4.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

For almost as long as she can remember, Rosa, as she has come to be called, has been traveling with the man she calls "Uncle." As they journey from one Guatemalan town to another and scrimp out a living through trickery, the real story of this fine young girl unfolds. Rosa has a core of strength that buoys her as she listens to the Day-Keeper, who foretells the good fortune that Rosa will bring to Señor Om but also warns of the dangers ahead. As Ann Cameron brings her listener close to Rosa's intimate feelings, she also details everyday life in Guatemala as seen through Rosa's eyes--from bus travel to jacaranda trees to sandal styles to the serenity of the onion-picking family--and provides a window on Rosa's reactions. The delicate and firm presentation of Jacqueline Kim adds to the closeness. Her empathy for Rosa as she fights for her life is clear--there is little distance between narrator and heroine. This is a powerful recording. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]



Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2004

CS ISBN 1400085357 $25.00 • Three cassettes

DD ISBN 1400085373 $11.95


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2004

CS ISBN 1400085357 $30.00 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 140008993X $45.00 • Five CDs

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