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Star in the Forest

Star in the Forest (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Resau, Laura
Other Blythe, Gary

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This enchanting novel from an award-winning author targets an underserved but growing population: the children of illegal immigrants. O[An] unforgettable narrative of a girl's daily struggle to find a home.O-- Booklist, starred review.

ISBN 9780375854101
Barcode 9780375854101
Published 28 June 2019 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780375854101
ISBN-10 037585410X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Inc
Publication Date 28 June 2019
International Publication Date 13 March 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Resau, Laura
Other Blythe, Gary
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Animal Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 149
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 188mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 91g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Dogs, Friendship, Illegal aliens, Fathers, Mexican Americans
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

Zitlally's family is undocumented, and her father has just been arrested for speeding and deported back to Mexico. As her family waits for him to return--they've paid a coyote to guide him back across the border--they receive news that he and the coyote's other charges have been kidnapped and are being held for ransom. Meanwhile, Zitlally and a new friend find a dog in the forest near their trailer park. They name it Star for the star-shaped patch over its eye. As time goes on, Zitlally starts to realize that Star is her father's spirit animal, and that as long as Star is safe, her father will be also. But what will happen to Zitlally's dad when Star disappears? A vibrant, large-hearted story. --Publishers Weekly, Starred (on Red Glass ) From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Virginia Readers Choice Award (Elementary) 2014

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Author's Bio

Laura Resau lived in the Mixtec region of Oaxaca, Mexico, for two years as an English teacher and anthropologist. She now lives with her husband, her dog, and her son, Bran, in Colorado, where she teaches cultural anthropology and English as a Second Language. She is also the author of What the Moon Saw and Red Glass.

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