Where the Flame Trees Bloom

by Alma Flor Ada and Antonio Martorell

In eleven wonderfully entertaining chapters, Ada recreates scenes and characterizes... read more

In eleven wonderfully entertaining chapters, Ada recreates scenes and characterizes people from her childhood in Cuba. Readers meet members of Ada's extended family and become acquainted with some of the stories she heard. Today's children can gain a sense of the lovely land and loving people she recalls. All but three of the chapters were translated by the author's daughter. The occasional illustrations are reproduced in brown and white. (Ages 9-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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