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The Secret Footprints

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves and whose feet were on backward so that humans couldn't follow their footprints, is reinvented by renowned author Julia Alvarez. Although the ciguapas fear humans, Guapa, a bold and brave ciguapa, can't help but be curious--especially about a boy she sees on the nights when she goes on the land to hunt for food. When she gets too close to his family and is discovered, she learns that some humans are kind. Even though she escapes unharmed and promises never to get too close to a human again, Guapa still sneaks over to the boy's house some evenings, where she finds a warm pastelito in the pocket of his jacket on the clothesline.

    

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Hardback Editions

December 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Secret Footprints
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0-606-25874-4 / 978-0-606-25874-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Secret Footprints (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0-613-87802-7 / 978-0-613-87802-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Footprints
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0-679-89309-1 / 978-0-679-89309-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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September 2000 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Secret Footprints
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0-679-99309-6 / 978-0-679-99309-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Footprints
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0-440-41747-3 / 978-0-440-41747-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
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