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Island Treasures

(2015)
A non fiction book by

 
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 this audio: 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 listeners 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.

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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
ISBN: 1-4814-4245-7 / 978-1-4814-4245-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Island Treasures: Growing Up In Cuba (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
ISBN: 0-606-37843-X / 978-0-606-37843-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
ISBN: 1-4814-2900-0 / 978-1-4814-2900-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada, Antonio Martorell
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


December 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada, Antonio Martorell
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   



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