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I Lived On Butterfly Hill

(2014)
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An eleven-year-old's world is upended by political turmoil in this "lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification" (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile - until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates start disappearing from class without a word. Celeste doesn't quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore.

The country has been taken over by a government that declares artists, protestors, and anyone who helps the needy to be considered "subversive" and dangerous to Chile's future. So Celeste's parents - her educated, generous, kind parents - must go into hiding before they, too, "disappear." Before they do, however, they send Celeste to America to protect her.

As Celeste adapts to her new life in Maine, she never stops dreaming of Chile. But even after democracy is restored to her home country, questions remain: Will her parents reemerge from hiding? Will she ever be truly safe again?

Accented with interior artwork, steeped in the history of Pinochet's catastrophic takeover of Chile, and based on many true events, this multicultural ode to the power of revolution, words, and love is both indelibly brave and heartwrenchingly graceful.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Library Binding
Title: I Lived on Butterfly Hill
Author(s): Marjorie Agosin, Marjorie Agosain
ISBN: 1-62765-652-9 / 978-1-62765-652-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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March 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: I Lived on Butterfly Hill
Author(s): Marjorie Agosin
ISBN: 1-4169-5344-2 / 978-1-4169-5344-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: I Lived on Butterfly Hill
Author(s): Marjorie Agosin
ISBN: 1-4169-9402-5 / 978-1-4169-9402-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: I Lived on Butterfly Hill
Author(s): Marjorie Agosin
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: I Lived on Butterfly Hill
Author(s): Marjorie Agosin
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   


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