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When wild animals close in to stalk the remote village of San Felipe, no one is safe. After a vicious attack, 14-year-old Xóchitl must care for her injured brother and keep nosy neighbors at bay. The rugged realities of her daily life in a rural Guatemalan village give Xóchitl the resiliency to face the danger of what lurks in the dark and the secret of B'alam. This engaging story is told mostly in the present tense.
Unique Words: extensive
Tense(s): present, preterite
Written by Virginia Hildebrandt.
©2016. Spanish. 5 x 7 inches. Level 2/Novice-Mid. Middle school, high school. Softcover, 66 pages plus glossary.
About the Author
Virginia Hildebrandt's tales of adventure are full of the people and places she has come to know while traveling, working, and living in Latin America.