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Viví en el cerro Mariposa (I Lived on Butterfly Hill)


Series
Butterfly Hill

by
Marjorie Agosin
illustrated by
Lee White

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy
ISBN
9781665917100
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Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War
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Spanish Middle

An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates start disappearing from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore.

The country has been taken over by a government that declares artists, protestors, and anyone who helps the needy to be considered “subversive” and dangerous to Chile’s future. So Celeste’s parents—her educated, generous, kind parents—must go into hiding before they, too, “disappear.” Before they do, however, they send Celeste to America to protect her.

As Celeste adapts to her new life in Maine, she never stops dreaming of Chile. But even after democracy is restored to her home country, questions remain: Will her parents reemerge from hiding? Will she ever be truly safe again?

Accented with interior artwork, steeped in the history of Pinochet’s catastrophic takeover of Chile, and based on many true events, this multicultural ode to the power of revolution, words, and love is both indelibly brave and heart-wrenchingly graceful.

Black-and-white illustrations rendered in watercolor, ink, and digital.

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Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

512

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2023

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Refugees. Separation (psychology). Dictatorship. Valparaíso, Chile. Enforced disappearances. Maine. Spanish language materials.

 


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