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Grab Hands and Run
After his father disappears, twelve-year-old Felipe, his mother, and his younger sister set out on a difficult and dangerous journey, trying to make their way from their home in El Salvador to Canada.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Orchard Books (NY)
(first published 1993)
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Oct 04, 2009 Mary rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Felipe (12) has lived a cautious life in El Salvador, where his play is often restricted to his yard or even his house. While at his grandparents' home in the country (Abuela and Chuy) he must swim far out into the lagoon to hide from soldiers who would take him for the army to fight the muchachos (guerillas who defend the peasants). Soon after returning home with his mother and sister, Romeliea, Felipe's fathe disappears and Felipe, Romy and Paloma must flee to Canada. The story tells of the jo ...more
This book is great! I think you can learn alot from this book like this because some people thing coming here is easy but YOU find out its not and your going to find out the hard way.Grab Hand And Run is good beacuse it gives you aloT of details So that CAN make YOU put pictures on your mind...... I recamend this book because the author did a great job by writing this story beacuse is teaches you about the lesson in life and how familes have to stick together no matter how difficult the problem ...more
In today's climate where many people are against having the borders of America open, this storyshed light and understanding about a refugee's journey. It's sad to me that I don't know much about the politics in other countries - it's not necessarily info covered in school. However, the story was believable, sad, and inspiring.
When Felipe's father disappears, there is a possibility that he will never some back. Before he left, Felipe's father had told Felipe's mother, "If they come for me, you and the children grab hands and run. Go north, all the way to Canada." This book tracks their dangerous journey to Canada. Will they make it?
Frances Temple grew up in Virginia, France, and Vietnam. About her third book she wrote, "The Ramsay Scallop is about our need for adventure and motion, for throwing in with strangers, trusting and listening. The story began to take form in northern Spain along pilgrim trails; was fed by histories, stories, letters, by the testimony of a fourteenthcentury shepherd, by the thoughts of today's pilgr ...moreMore about Frances Temple...