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? “A captivating read.”—School Library Journal, Starred One night Sophie and her parents are called to a hospital where Pedro, a six-year-old Mexican boy, is recovering from dehydration. Crossing the border into Arizona with a group of Mexicans and a coyote, or guide, Pedro and his parents faced such harsh conditions that the boy is the only survivor. Pedro comes to live with Sophie, her parents, and Sophie's Aunt Dika, a refugee of the war in Bosnia. Sophie loves Pedro—her Principito, or Little Prince. But after a year, Pedro’s surviving family in Mexico makes contact, and Sophie, Dika, Dika’s new boyfriend, and his son must travel with Pedro to his hometown so that he can make a heartwrenching decision.An IRA Award WinnerAn Américas Award Honor BookAn ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young AdultsA Colorado Book Award WinnerA Cybil Award FinalistA School Library Journal Best BookA Richie’s Pick
Sophie has been frail and delicate since her premature birth, but discovers her true strength during a journey through Mexico, where the orphan her family hopes to adopt was born, and to Guatemala, where her would-be boyfriend hopes to find his mother and plans to remain.
Number of Pages: 27518
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Laura Resau
Street Date: May 12, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2474
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