Road to Santiago

By D. H. Figueredo; Dan Figueredo; Pablo Torrecilla
(Lee & Low Books, Hardcover, 9781584300595, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 2003

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It's Noche Buena, the night before Christmas, and Alfredito and his parents head for the train station for their annual trip to their relatives in Santiago. But this year things are different. The government is fighting a war against the rebels and the trains are not running. Alfredito worries that they'll miss the family's traditional Christmas celebration and all the special foods.

Alfredito's father enlists the help of a farmer, and they set out down the bumpy road. Little does Alfredito know, they are embarking on a great adventure he will never forget.

Based on author D.H. Figueredo's own experiences growing up in Cuba in the late 1950s, THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO is an action-packed celebration of the human spirit. This heartwarming story is perfect for sharing with the whole family all year long.

About the Author
D. H. FIGUEREDO is Director of the Library and Media Center at Bloomfield College. He has taught courses on Latin American literature at Montclair State University and Bloomfield College. He was one of the editors of the Encyclopedia of Cuba (Greenwood, 2002) and has written several other works of fiction and nonfiction. He regularly contributes to Booklist, Multicultural Review, and other publications.

PABLO TORRECILLA, a native of Madrid, Spain, has illustrated numerous children's books, including "I Kick the Ball / Pateo el balon "(Pinata Books, 2011), "Estrellita en la ciudad grande / Estrellita in the Big City "(Pinata Books, 2008) and "The Bakery Lady / La senora de la panaderia "(Pinata Books, 2001). He lives in Italy.
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