I Lived on Butterfly Hill

I Lived on Butterfly Hill

eBook - 2014
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When her beloved country, Chile, is taken over by a militaristic, sadistic government, Celeste is sent to America for her safety and her parents must go into hiding before they "disappear."
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781442494763
144249476X
9781416953449
1416953442
Characteristics: 1 online resource (454 pages) : illustrations.

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EMP_0
Jun 12, 2015

As much as I tried I couldn't get into it.

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brangwinn
May 25, 2015

Reading children’s historical fiction I am always amazed at how much I don’t know about other countries. Celeste’s family is torn apart by a dictator’s rule in Chile. Although never mentioned by name, Pinochet is the model. History does repeat itself, as evidenced in her grandmother’s memories of escaping the Nazis in Germany. Agosin’s description of the dictatorship as an “earthquake of the soul” is poetic language for a horrible event. Eleven-year-old Celeste’s account of the disruption of school and family puts a real face to history. Both her parents go into hiding and she emigrates to Maine, living with an aunt until the dictator is deposed. Excellent historical fiction.

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brown_bat_62
May 11, 2015

Very good! It is about Pinochet.
Celeste is a great character, I think.
I like Marjorie Agosín's work!

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brown_bat_62
May 11, 2015

brown_bat_62 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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