Spanish Smile by Scott O'Dell

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Sixteen-year-old Lucinda's isolation, enforced by her father's determination to shelter her from the barbarities of the twentieth century, is shattered when a visitor to her island home reveals the terrible truth about her father and his life.

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Scott O'Dell (1898-1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.
Published October 1, 1982 by Houghton Mifflin (Juv). 182 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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It's difficult to remember that this island castle, domain of the fanatical tyrant Don Enrique de Cabrillo y Benivides and prison for his beautiful daughter Lucinda, is a contemporary setting.

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