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With a Star in My Hand - by Margarita Engle (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • "Exceptional.
  • 176 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Biographical

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About the Book



A novel in verse about the life and work of Rubâen Darâio, a Nicaraguan poet who started life as an abandoned child and grew to become the father of a new literary movement. Includes historical notes.



Book Synopsis



"Exceptional." --Booklist (starred review)
"Heartfelt...Thoughtful and effective." --The Horn Book
"Engle's lyrical poetry emotionally conveys the reality of being a greatly gifted, passionate, and deeply ambitious young man in a turbulent time." --BCCB

From acclaimed author Margarita Engle comes a gorgeous novel in verse about Rubén Darío, the Nicaraguan poet and folk hero who initiated the literary movement of Modernismo.

As a little boy, Rubén Darío loved to listen to his great uncle, a man who told tall tales in a booming, larger-than-life voice. Rubén quickly learned the magic of storytelling, and discovered the rapture and beauty of verse.

A restless and romantic soul, Rubén traveled across Central and South America seeking adventure and connection. As he discovered new places and new loves, he wrote poems to express his wild storm of feelings. But the traditional forms felt too restrictive. He began to improvise his own poetic forms so he could capture the entire world in his words. At the age of twenty-one, he published his first book Azul, which heralded a vibrant new literary movement called Modernismo that blended poetry and prose into something magical.

In gorgeous poems of her own, Margarita Engle tells the story of this passionate young man who revolutionized world literature.



About the Author



Margarita Engle is the Cuban American author of many books including the verse novels Rima's Rebellion; Your Heart, My Sky; With a Star in My Hand; The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner; and The Lightning Dreamer. Her verse memoirs include Soaring Earth and Enchanted Air, which received the Pura Belpré Award, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honor, and was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, among others. Her picture books include Drum Dream Girl, Dancing Hands, and The Flying Girl. Visit her at MargaritaEngle.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .3 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12-17 Years
Sub-Genre: Biographical
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Number of Pages: 176
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback
Author: Margarita Engle
Language: English
Street Date: March 23, 2021
TCIN: 89389967
UPC: 9781534424944
Item Number (DPCI): 247-27-0456
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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