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Hurricane Dancers
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck | Margarita Engle
8 posts | 5 read | 7 to read
Quebrado has been traded from pirate ship to ship in the Caribbean Sea for as long as he can remember. The sailors he toils under call him el quebrado-half islander, half outsider, a broken one. Now the pirate captain Bernardino de Talavera uses Quebrado as a translator to help navigate the worlds and words between his mother's Taíno Indian language and his father's Spanish. But when a hurricane sinks the ship and most of its crew, it is Quebrado who escapes to safety. He learns how to live on land again, among people who treat him well. And it is he who must decide the fate of his former captors. Latino interest.
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CrowCAH
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#TallShipCelebration #TSC2019 #Hurricane

A folklore tale told all in poem verse form; very engaging!

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CrowCAH
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Happy Poetry Month!

I‘m looking forward to reading this novel all in verse form!

alysonwrites Stacked! I love verse novels. 5mo
CrowCAH @alysonwrites this was such a great story; I loved it! Easy read, with compelling characters and the feels of an era gone by. 5mo
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CrowCAH
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#TimBitTunes #DanceMeToTheEndOfLove
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NGorjBVag0I

A pirate and nautical tale told in verse form; April reading for sure!

Cinfhen Yo Ho Ho ☠️ 6mo
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Got to finish this up this morning while waiting for the kettle to boil. A beautiful read - loved the historical notes at the end.

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#ReadingResolutions Day 26: Engle‘s books are always written with #MultipleNarrators such as this. A young man finding his way in the universe belonging to no one, not even himself, seeking his center; young lovers who are desperate to be with each other, unmindful of their family‘s disapproval; war and madness, pirates and conquerors. Full review here: https://gatheringbooks.org/2012/12/26/finding-ones-center-hurricane-dancers-by-m...

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Cinfhen 🙌🏻💕🎶 2y
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Cinfhen Love that you included the video...loved the technicolor dream coat Sir Elton as wearing 💚💜💙❤️💗💛 2y
CrowCAH @Cinfhen it kinda matches the cover of the book I chose lol 2y
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Gorgeous, simple, lyrical. How do few words can convey so much, defies convention. My third book in verse has been as magical as the first two. Unfortunate that these stories are labeled as junior fiction. So much here for everyone.