Retail pak Listening Library 2001
CS ISBN 0807204358 $18.00 Two cassettes
Standing in the flowing waters of a Dominican river on wash day, Ana Rosa senses her mami's understanding of her daughter's desire to write books. During the days and months surrounding her thirteenth birthday, Ana Rosa comes to understand the joy and pain within her family and the power and joy of writing. Lisa Vidal's narration mirrors Ana Rosa's growing recognition of her talent. With a gentle and quiet voice, Vidal recounts Ana Rosa's early days of watching the village from the branches of her beloved gri gri tree and of admiring her older brother, Guario. Then, as her village is drawn into a confrontation with the government, Vidal projects Ana Rosa's devastation and resolve in the wake of a family tragedy. A.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 01]
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