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The Girl In The Mango Tree
Kane O'Conner lives with his large, rowdy family on Fort Clayton Army Base in the Panama Canal Zone. Awkward, asthmatic Kane spends most of his time reading until one day, in 1976, he discovers a Kuna Indian girl hiding in a mango tree in the jungle near his house.
Kindle Edition, 103 pages
Published November 24th 2013
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Oh my goodness! This book took me 2 days to read, and it left me in tears! This author has a gift; the words chosen describe each and every scene in a way that you'll swear you've been along with him and his family for the entire journey. This story is engaging, delightful, and even educational in a non-textbook manner. The cover art is gorgeous. Read this book. Give a copy to someone you love.
My paternal grandfather, George Lewis Capwell, was raised near Salamenca, New York. His father, John, was an engineer during the construction of the railroad while the canal was being built in Panama. George moved to Ecuador and became the president of the power company there and later in Panama. My father, George "Spike" Capwell, was raised in Ecuador and Panama. When my family (six boys and a ...moreMore about Richard Capwell...