Hurricane Dancers - Margarita Engle

Hurricane Dancers

By: Margarita Engle

Paperback | 1 April 2014

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Quebrado has been traded from pirate ship to ship in the Caribbean Sea for as long as he can remember. The sailors he toils under call him el quebrado-half islander, half outsider, a broken one. Now the pirate captain Bernardino de Talavera uses Quebrado as a translator to help navigate the worlds and words between his mother's Taino Indian language and his father's Spanish.
But when a hurricane sinks the ship and most of its crew, it is Quebrado who escapes to safety. He learns how to live on land again, among people who treat him well. And it is he who must decide the fate of his former captors. Latino interest.

Industry Reviews
"The unique juxtaposition of poetry and cruelty creates a peculiar literary tension." --"VOYA"* "Once again, Engle fictionalizes historical fact in a powerful, original story." --"Booklist," starred review"Unique and inventive, this is highly readable historical fiction that provides plenty of fodder for discussion." --"School Library Journal""Like intersecting rip tides, several first-person narratives converge in this verse novel of the sixteenth century." --"The Horn Book Magazine""The subject matter is an excellent introduction to the age of exploration and its consequences, showing slavery sinking its insidious roots in the Americas and the price paid by those who were there first." --"Publishers Weekly""Taken individually the stories are slight, but they work together elegantly; the notes and back matter make this a great choice for classroom use." --"Kirkus Reviews" "The unique juxtaposition of poetry and cruelty creates a peculiar literary tension." --VOYA

"* Once again, Engle fictionalizes historical fact in a powerful, original story." --Booklist, starred review

"Unique and inventive, this is highly readable historical fiction that provides plenty of fodder for discussion." --School Library Journal

"Like intersecting rip tides, several first-person narratives converge in this verse novel of the sixteenth century." --The Horn Book Magazine

"The subject matter is an excellent introduction to the age of exploration and its consequences, showing slavery sinking its insidious roots in the Americas and the price paid by those who were there first." --Publishers Weekly

"Taken individually the stories are slight, but they work together elegantly; the notes and back matter make this a great choice for classroom use." --Kirkus Reviews The unique juxtaposition of poetry and cruelty creates a peculiar literary tension. VOYA

* Once again, Engle fictionalizes historical fact in a powerful, original story. Booklist, starred review

Unique and inventive, this is highly readable historical fiction that provides plenty of fodder for discussion. School Library Journal

Like intersecting rip tides, several first-person narratives converge in this verse novel of the sixteenth century. The Horn Book Magazine

The subject matter is an excellent introduction to the age of exploration and its consequences, showing slavery sinking its insidious roots in the Americas and the price paid by those who were there first. Publishers Weekly

Taken individually the stories are slight, but they work together elegantly; the notes and back matter make this a great choice for classroom use. Kirkus Reviews

" The unique juxtaposition of poetry and cruelty creates a peculiar literary tension. "VOYA"

* Once again, Engle fictionalizes historical fact in a powerful, original story. "Booklist, starred review"

Unique and inventive, this is highly readable historical fiction that provides plenty of fodder for discussion. "School Library Journal"

Like intersecting rip tides, several first-person narratives converge in this verse novel of the sixteenth century. "The Horn Book Magazine"

The subject matter is an excellent introduction to the age of exploration and its consequences, showing slavery sinking its insidious roots in the Americas and the price paid by those who were there first. "Publishers Weekly"

Taken individually the stories are slight, but they work together elegantly; the notes and back matter make this a great choice for classroom use. "Kirkus Reviews"" "The unique juxtaposition of poetry and cruelty creates a peculiar literary tension." --"VOYA"

"Once again, Engle fictionalizes historical fact in a powerful, original story."--"Booklist", STARRED REVIEW

"Unique and inventive, this is highly readable historical fiction that provides plenty of fodder for discussion."--"School Library Journal"

"Like intersecting rip tides, several first-person narratives converge in this verse novel of the sixteenth century."--"Horn Book Magazine"

."..the subject matter is an excellent introduction to the age of exploration and its consequences, showing slavery sinking its insidious roots in the Americas and the price paid by those who were there first."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Taken individually the stories are slight, but they work together elegantly; the notes and back matter make this a great choice for classroom use."--"Kirkus Reviews"

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Published: 1st March 2011

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