Colibri

By Ann Cameron
Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440420521, 227pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2005

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Description
When Tzunun was little, her mother nicknamed her Colibri, Spanish for hummingbird. At age four, Colibri is kidnapped from her parents in Guatemala City and ever since she's traveled with Uncle, the ex-soldier and wandering beggar, who renamed her Rosa. Uncle told Rosa that he looked for her parents, but never found them.



About the Author
ANN CAMERON is the author of fifteen books, including "The Stories Julian Tells," a JLG selections, and "The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods," a National Book Award finalist. She grew up in a small town on a lake in northern Wisconsin--Rice Lake. she's lived for the past twenty years in a small town on a lake in the Guatemalan highlands. To write "Colibr"i, she traveled to many places in Guatemala where the book is set, crawled around in dark caves, including one where a real Mayan treasure had been found, and consulted Mayan calender diviners.
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