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Singing with elephants / Margarita Engle.

Engle, Margarita, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593206690 :
  • ISBN: 059320669X :
  • Physical Description: 217 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Viking, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-216).
Summary, etc.:
"Cuban-born eleven-year-old Oriol lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she struggles to belong. But most of the time that's okay, because she enjoys helping her parents care for the many injured animals at their veterinary clinic. Then Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, moves to town, and aspiring writer Oriol finds herself opening up. As she begins to create a world of words for herself, Oriol learns it will take courage to stay true to herself and do what she thinks is right--attempting to rescue a baby elephant in need--even if it means keeping secrets from those she loves"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Novels in verse.
Authorship > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Singing with Elephants
Singing with Elephants
by Engle, Margarita
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Singing with Elephants


A powerful novel in verse from Newbery and Pura Belpré Award-winning author Margarita Engle about the friendship between a young girl and the poet Gabriela Mistral that leads to healing and hope for both of them. Cuban-born eleven-year-old Oriol lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she struggles to belong. But most of the time that's okay, because she enjoys helping her parents care for the many injured animals at their veterinary clinic. Then Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, moves to town, and aspiring writer Oriol finds herself opening up. And when she discovers that someone is threatening the life of a baby elephant at her parents' clinic, Oriol is determined to take action. As she begins to create a world of words for herself, Oriol learns it will take courage and strength to do what she thinks is right--even if it means keeping secrets from those she loves. A beautifully written, lyrically told story about the power of friendship--between generations, between humans and animals--and the potential of poetry to inspire action, justice, and acceptance. * "Replete with lovely, nearly magical imagery...Brilliant, joyful, and deeply moving." - Kirkus , starred review * "Employing immersive free verse that conveys themes of compassion, friendship, justice, and vulnerability, Engle captures how inexplicable Oriol's grief feels, encasing it in a powerful, charitable, and brave young voice . " - Publishers Weekly , starred review * "A novel written in verse that sings in your heart." -Pura Belpré Award-winning author Marjorie Agosín

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