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The Surrender Tree/El Arbol de La Rendicion: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom/Poemas de La Lucha de Cuba Por Su Libertad Paperback – 16 Mar 2010

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  • Paperback: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Reprint edition (16 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312608713
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312608712
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,183,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Engle writes her new book in clear, short lines of stirring free verse. Caught by the compelling narrative voices, many readers will want to find out more.”—"Booklist", Starred Review “A powerful narrative in free verse . . . haunting.”—"The Horn Book" “Hauntingly beautiful, revealing pieces of Cuba’s troubled past through the poetry of hidden moments.”—"School Library Journal" “Young readers will come away inspired by these portraits of courageous ordinary people.” —"Kirkus Reviews" “The poems are short but incredibly evocative.”—"Voice of Youth Advocates"

"Engle writes her new book in clear, short lines of stirring free verse. Caught by the compelling narrative voices, many readers will want to find out more."--"Booklist," Starred Review "A powerful narrative in free verse . . . haunting."--"The Horn Book" "Hauntingly beautiful, revealing pieces of Cuba's troubled past through the poetry of hidden moments."--"School Library Journal" "Young readers will come away inspired by these portraits of courageous ordinary people." --"Kirkus Reviews" "The poems are short but incredibly evocative."--"Voice of Youth Advocates"

Engle writes her new book in clear, short lines of stirring free verse. Caught by the compelling narrative voices, many readers will want to find out more. "Booklist, Starred Review"

A powerful narrative in free verse . . . haunting. "The Horn Book"

Hauntingly beautiful, revealing pieces of Cuba's troubled past through the poetry of hidden moments. "School Library Journal"

Young readers will come away inspired by these portraits of courageous ordinary people. "Kirkus Reviews"

The poems are short but incredibly evocative. "Voice of Youth Advocates""

Engle writes her new book in clear, short lines of stirring free verse. Caught by the compelling narrative voices, many readers will want to find out more. Booklist, Starred Review

A powerful narrative in free verse . . . haunting. The Horn Book

Hauntingly beautiful, revealing pieces of Cuba's troubled past through the poetry of hidden moments. School Library Journal

Young readers will come away inspired by these portraits of courageous ordinary people. Kirkus Reviews

The poems are short but incredibly evocative. Voice of Youth Advocates

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"Engle writes her new book in clear, short lines of stirring free verse. Caught by the compelling narrative voices, many readers will want to find out more." --Booklist, Starred Review

"A powerful narrative in free verse . . . haunting." --The Horn Book

"Hauntingly beautiful, revealing pieces of Cuba's troubled past through the poetry of hidden moments." --School Library Journal

"Young readers will come away inspired by these portraits of courageous ordinary people." --Kirkus Reviews

"The poems are short but incredibly evocative." --Voice of Youth Advocates

About the Author

Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including The Poet Slave of Cuba, Hurricane Dancers, The Firefly Letters, and Tropical Secrets. The Surrender Tree was a Newbery Honor Book. She lives in northern California.


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5.0 out of 5 starsEngle beautifully captures various perspectives, mixed emotions during Cuba's fight for freedom
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