An El Salvadorian family flees political oppression in their homeland and takes a perilous journey north, through Mexico to America, where they hope they will find a better life. A ‘compelling, provocative, and exciting novel.’—V. ‘Details of the brutal realities in El Salvador are dexterously woven into the story of one family’s struggle to beat the odds.’—Publishers Weekly. ‘Not to be missed.’—H.
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Frances Temple grew up in Virginia, France, and Vietnam. About her third book she wrote, "The Ramsay Scallop is about our need for adventure and motion, for throwing in with strangers, trusting and listening. The story began to take form in northern Spain along pilgrim trails; was fed by histories, stories, letters, by the testimony of a fourteenthcentury shepherd, by the thoughts of today's pilgrims. Concerns echo across years-clean water, good talk, risks welcomed, the search for a peaceful heart. Traveling in Elenor's shoes, I found out how strongly the tradition of pilgrimage continues."Ms. Temple received many honors during her distinguished career. Her other critically acclaimed books for young people include: FranceTaste of Salt A Story of Modern Haiti, winner of the 1993 Jane Addams Children's Book Award; Grab hands and Run, cited by SchoolLibrary journal as one of the Best Books of 1993; and Tonight, by Sea another novel set in Haiti.
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Book Description HarperCollins. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0064405486
Book Description HarperCollins. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110064405486