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Winner of a Pura Belpré Award, this middle grade Cuban American coming-of-age novel is inspired by the author's own experience.

When Julian's parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away from Cuba to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation, the boys are thrust into a new world where bullies run rampant and it’s not always clear how best to protect themselves.

©2010 Enrique Flores-Galbis (P)2013 AudioGO

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Balarka
  • 20/01/2021

What a great adventure!

For me this book was special because I also grew up in a world that was rapidly changing, in Zimbabwe, and as a kid I didn't really realise what it all meant.

Things I loved about this book:
- that it is told from a child's perspective so there is very little judgement on the politics of the day.
- it's a real adventure
- it shows that even though the people can be nasty to us at times it's kindness and friendship that holds our world together
- I loved being invited into this warm Cuban family.

Thanks Enrique for sharing your story!

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • jm
  • 17/07/2017

Brought back memories

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It brought back memories of my childhood as I am also a Pedro Pan immigrant. It was written excellently. This book would be interesting to anyone who loves read a quick paced adventure. Five stars.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Venus Esparza Whitted
  • 21/02/2017

It is real

This is real! Immigration for what ever need or want still mirrors hardship! The triumph is strong! As a mother of two boys I could never imagine the pain of making such a decision. As a social worker I respect the perils of all individuals who come to this country to make it great!

1 persona l'ha trovata utile

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • CAT 🐱
  • 13/04/2021

Captivating

This story of survival by a boy that learns bravery is about having a purpose kept me wanting more.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Alexander H. Lugo
  • 27/01/2021

Amazing Book!

I listened to this book while working from home and I was captivated by it. A fictional story based on a real life adventure that thousands of Cuban children had to endure when coming to this country in the 1960's. Like the character of Julian, my cousin was also a Pedro Pan refugee, so this story really hits close to home. It was a really wonderful coming of age book for the main character who endured coming to a new country, living on his own, overcoming adversity, and becoming a hero in the end.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lori
  • 26/01/2021

Perspective from necessity

The courage required to escape and then survive after Cuba had its revolution is beyond the average person’s experiences. This story unfolds with characters that pull your heart strings. Beautifully written and narrated.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Linda R. Kitts
  • 20/11/2019

Wonderful

I originally downloaded this book for my literature class a.k.a. reading class as a 6th I’m not very fond of reading . Going into this book I was not excited I did not think it was going to be good or exciting I started to listen to it more and more and might I say I just love The story the person who read the story is amazing and I would love to hear him read more stories thank you so much audible for putting this together

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Johnathon E. Leazer
  • 23/10/2018

A great adventure.

The universe loves courage. It rewards courage by lifting barriers.

This story is proof of that quote. A truly epic adventure. Id love to meet Julian.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Devin Michael Edmiston
  • 01/09/2018

A must read for middle school

There are no words that can bring thius story justice. The author does a great job of telling the story of a young refugee from Cuba.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Utente anonimo
  • 01/01/2018

This book was great!!!

I loved this book and I highly suggest it. There was so many changes they had to go through but they made it through everything