Island Treasures

Growing Up in Cuba
CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: C04175
Released: Feb 26, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501909238
Narrator/s: Trini Alvarado
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The author of My Name Is Maria Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Under the Royal Palms, five new stories, and more. These true autobiographical tales from renowned Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada are filled with family love and traditions, secrets and deep friendships, and a gorgeous, moving picture of the island of Cuba, where Alma Flor grew up. Told through the eyes of a child, a whole world comes to life in these pages: the blind great-grandmother who never went to school but whose wisdom and generosity overflowed to those around her; the hired hand Samone, whose love for music overcame all difficulties; the beloved dance teacher who helped sustain young Alma Flor through a miserable year in school; her dear and daring Uncle Medardo, who bravely flew airplanes; and more. Heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous, this wonderful collection encourages readers to discover the stories in their own lives-and to celebrate the joys and struggles we all share, no matter where or when we grew up. Featuring the classic and award-winning books Where the Flame Trees Bloom and Under the Royal Palms, Island Treasures also includes a new collection, Days at La Quinta Simoni, many new family photographs, and a Spanish-to-English glossary.

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Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
Awards:2017-Young Listeners: Ages Up to 8-Finalist-Audies

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Island Treasures
Product Number: BX00046099
Product Number:Z11915
Product Number:C04175

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eAudio
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Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
Narrator(s): Trini Alvarado
Product Number Z11915
Released: Dec 14, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501909245
eBook
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Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
Product Number EB00605693
Released: Aug 25, 2015
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781481458917
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
Narrator(s): Trini Alvarado
Product Number 3M0898
Released: Jan 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501914010
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
Narrator(s): Trini Alvarado
Product Number 3E0867
Released: Mar 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501914027
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
Narrator(s): Trini Alvarado
Product Number 3G0825
Released: Mar 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501914034
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
Product Number 4T0994
Released: Jan 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501914508
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
Product Number 161011
Released: Mar 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481429009

Professional reviews

"Trini Alvarado is the consummate narrator for these delightful first-person vignettes that take listeners on a spirited visit to 1940s Cuba. Included are selections from three of Ada's autobiographical books, which encompass family life, Cuba's history, culture, legend, and social commentary. While Alvarado's standout creation is Alma herself, she also lovingly portrays Ada's blind grandmother. In "Leprosy," Uncle Manalo movingly reveals his inspiring dedication to the horrific illness. "Street Vendor Voices" and "Circus Days" explore the vibrant outdoor life of a small village. "Lightning," "Storm!" and "Under the Royal Palms" are so vividly created that they virtually come to life. Every character is appealingly conveyed, and gorgeous descriptions create audio word pictures. It's clear that hearing ISLAND TREASURES is the perfect way to appreciate Ada's fine writing. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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