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Where the flame trees bloom / by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by Antonio Martorell.

By: Ada, Alma Flor.
Contributor(s): Martorell, Antonio, 1939- [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1994Edition: 1st ed.Description: 75 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0689319002 (alk. paper); 9780689319006 (alk. paper); 1416968407; 9781416968405.Subject(s): Ada, Alma Flor -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Authors, Cuban -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Ada, Alma Flor -- Homes and haunts -- Cuba -- Juvenile literature | Cuban American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Cuba -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature | Cuba -- Intellectual life -- Juvenile literature | Families -- Cuba -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Where the flame trees bloom.DDC classification: 813/.54 | B
Contents:
Introduction -- The Teacher -- Choices -- The Surveyor -- Lightning -- Samoné -- The Legend -- Canelo -- The Rag Dolls -- Mathematics -- The Ice-Cream Man -- The Feast of San Juan -- Epilogue.
Summary: Includes eleven stories about the relatives and friends that were part of the author's childhood in Cuba.
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Includes eleven stories about the relatives and friends that were part of the author's childhood in Cuba.

Introduction -- The Teacher -- Choices -- The Surveyor -- Lightning -- Samoné -- The Legend -- Canelo -- The Rag Dolls -- Mathematics -- The Ice-Cream Man -- The Feast of San Juan -- Epilogue.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Those who wonder what ``family values'' really are may possibly find the answer in this slim volume of short stories. Telling of her childhood in Cuba, Ada begins with an introduction to her homeland followed by 11 episodes about her family and her community. One story tells of her grandfather Modesto's courage and loyalty in the face of the death of his beloved wife and the simultaneous collapse of the Cuban economy. Another tells of her great-grandmother Mina, who continued to make rag dolls for the village children even after she had lost her sight. And a third tale tells of a Japanese street vendor who sold ice cream for a living, but gave generous samples to children who could not afford to pay. Warmth and love for a treasured childhood exude from the pages. The writing is elegant, but not overly sweet. Each selection stands well on its own. Children can read this book independently or enjoy listening to it read aloud.-Marilyn Long Graham, Lee County Library System, Fort Myers, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Alma Flor Ada was born in 1938 in Cuba. <p> She has authored several children's folktales including "Encaje de Piedra" which earned her the Marta Salotti Gold Medal, "The Gold Coin" which won the Christopher Award, and "Gathering the Sun" which received the Once Upon a World Award. "The Lizard and the Sun/La Lagartija y el Sol" won her a Gold Medal from the National Association of Parenting Publications, and she was awarded an Accolade from the American Folklore Association for "Mediopollito/Half-Chicken". Her title "Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba" won the Pura Belpre Award. <p> In addition to writing, she is a professor at the University of San Francisco. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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