When guerrilla soldiers strike Santiago’s village, they destroy everything in their path — including his home and family. Santiago and his four-year-old sister escape, running for their lives. But the only way they can be truly safe is to leave Guatemala behind forever. So Santiago and Angelina set sail in a sea kayak their Uncle Ramos built while dreaming of his own escape. Sailing through narrow channels guarded by soldiers, shark-infested waters, and days of painful heat and raging storms, Santiago and Angelina face an almost impossible voyage hundreds of miles across the open ocean, heading for the hope of a new life in the United States.
Ben Mikaelsen won the International Reading Association Award, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, and many state reader’s choice awards. Ben and his wife, Melanie, live in a log cabin near Bozeman, Montana, with a 700-pound black bear they have… More about Ben Mikaelsen
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Published by Listening Library (Audio) Feb 23, 2010| 336 Minutes| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9780739372678
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