Medina, Meg. Meligros; girl from away.

Author:Cole, Aimee
Position:Brief article - Children's review - Book review

MEDINA, Meg. Meligros; girl from away. Henry Holt. 299p. c2008. 978-0-8050-8231-2. $17.95. J

Meg Medina has crafted a beautiful tale of a brave young girl from a paradise that now is lost but once thrived in the Caribbean. Milagros de la Torre is the daughter of a woman who can make things grow almost magically, and a father who abandoned his family to become a pirate. As such, Milagros is an independent girl. She explores her island and learns her lessons about it so well that when the rest of the people are taken by surprise by an attack, Milagros is not. She knows how to hide, find her ever-resourceful mother, and escape to the sea in a boat while all others are lost in the brutal attack. She miraculously encounters her father's...

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