In the shadow of the Alamo

by Garland, Sherry.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Garland,
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j Fic Garland,
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-8. Fifteen-year-old Lorenzo Bonifacio, who has never left his Mexican village, is conscripted into the Mexican army and soon finds himself with troops headed to retake the Alamo from North American settlers. The journey is hard, but Lorenzo finds solace in unexpected friendships and belief in the cause. However, when the battle finally occurs, his beliefs are challenged and his perspective is broadened as he comes to realize that triumph and tragedy and heroes and villains aren't as easily defined as he thought. In this entry in the Great Episodes series, Garland offers an alternate viewpoint of a well-known American historical event through an intimate, lively narrative that engages and informs. Along the way, she interweaves details about Mexican culture and the daily life of the times, some Spanish terms, and historical background. Lorenzo's character growth and development are realistically and sympathetically portrayed in a story that illuminates the impact of war across class and cultural boundaries. Some sources are noted at the back, and a glossary is appended. --Shelle Rosenfeld"
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Additional Information
Subjects Santa Anna, Antonio LoĢpez de, -- 1794?-1876 -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
War -- Fiction.
Mexico -- History -- 1821-1861 -- Juvenile fiction.
Mexico -- History -- 1821-1861 -- Fiction.
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836 -- Fiction.
Publisher San Diego :Harcourt,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "Gulliver books."
Description vi, 282 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0152017445 (hardcover)
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