I Lived On Butterfly Hill

ISBN-10: 1416994025
ISBN-13: 9781416994022
Author: Agosin, Marjorie
Illustrated by: White, Lee
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Publication Date: February 2015

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 464


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 770L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 13.0
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Politics & Government

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars

Description
An eleven-year-old's world is upended by political turmoil in this searing novel from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile. Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile-until the time comes when even Celeste, with her head in the clouds, can't deny the political unrest that is sweeping through the country. Warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates disappear from class without a word. Celeste doesn't quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore. The country has been taken over by a government that declares artists, protestors, and anyone who helps the needy to be considered "subversive" and dangerous to Chile's future. So Celeste's parents--her educated, generous, kind parents--must go into hiding before they, too, "disappear." To protect their daughter, they send her to America. As Celeste adapts to her new life in Maine, she never stops dreaming of Chile. But even after democracy is restored to her home country, questions remain: Will her parents reemerge from hiding? Will she ever be truly safe again?
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