Singing with Elephants, Margarita Engle
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Singing with Elephants

Narrator: Carla Corvo

Unabridged: 2 hr 21 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 05/31/2022


A powerful novel in verse from Newbery and Pura Belpré Award-winning author Margarita Engle about the friendship between a young girl and the poet Gabriela Mistral that leads to healing and hope for both of them.

Cuban-born eleven-year-old Oriol lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she struggles to belong. But most of the time that's okay, because she enjoys helping her parents care for the many injured animals at their veterinary clinic.
Then Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, moves to town, and aspiring writer Oriol finds herself opening up. As she begins to create a world of words for herself, Oriol learns it will take courage to stay true to herself and do what she thinks is right--attempting to rescue a baby elephant in need--even if it means keeping secrets from those she loves. 
A beautifully written, lyrically told story about the power of friendship-- between generations, between humans and animals--and the potential of poetry to inspire action and acceptance.
"Replete with lovely, nearly magical imagery...Brilliant, joyful, and deeply moving." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A novel written in verse that sings in your heart." -Pura Belpré Award-winning author Marjorie Agosín