The Resource Tree Girl, Ben Mikaelsen

Tree Girl, Ben Mikaelsen

Label
Tree Girl
Title
Tree Girl
Statement of responsibility
Ben Mikaelsen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When, protected by the branches of one of the trees she loves to climb, Gabriela witnesses the destruction of her Mayan village and the murder of nearly all its inhabitants, she vows never to climb again until, after she and her traumatized sister find safety in a Mexican refugee camp, she realizes that only by climbing and facing their fears can she and her sister hope to have a future. They call Gabriela Tree Girl. Laj Ali Re Jayub in her native language of Quich . Gabi climbs trees to be within reach of the eagles and watch the sun rise into an empty sky. She is at home among the outstretched branches of the Guatemalan forests. Then one day from the safety of a tree, Gabi witnesses the sights and sounds of an unspeakable massacre. She sees rape and murder -- the ravages of guerrilla warfare. She vows to be Tree Girl no more. Earthbound, she joins the hordes of refugees struggling to reach the Mexican border. She has lost her whole family; her entire village has been wiped out. Yet she clings to the hope that she will be reunited with her youngest sister, Alicia. Over dangerous miles and months of hunger, thirst, and the threat of more violence from soldiers, Gabriela's search for Alicia and for a safe haven becomes a search for self. Having turned her back on her own identity, can she hope to claim a new life? This novel is based on a true story told to the author one night by the real Tree Girl in a secure safe house in Guatemala
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Cataloging source
BKL
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1952-
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Mikaelsen, Ben
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mayas
  • Sisters
  • Refugees
  • Indians of Central America
  • Guatemala
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Tree Girl, Ben Mikaelsen
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780060090067
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • ocm61369557
  • (OCoLC)61369557
Label
Tree Girl, Ben Mikaelsen
Publication
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780060090067
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • ocm61369557
  • (OCoLC)61369557

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