Tricycle by Elisa Amado

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Margarita lives in a mansion. When she climbs her favorite tree, she can look down into the beautiful garden below. She can also see the small house next door where her friend Rosario and her family live. One day she sees Rosario and her brother dragging her tricycle into their yard and hiding it under a pile of boxes. Margarita decides to lie and protect her friends — but is she really helping them? This sensitive story illustrated in magic realist style powerfully presents complex issues of friendship, maturity, and social standing.

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Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator who once flew one of the barriletes of Santiago. She has writtenCousins (Primas)andTricycle (El triciclo), which is on the Américas Award Commended List and is a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her most recent book,What Are You Doing?(illustrated by Manuel Monroy), has received stellar reviews. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Alfonso Ruano is the illustrator of the award-winningThe Compositionand is the art director for Grupo SM, the world's largest publisher of Spanish-language children's books. He lives in Madrid, Spain.
Published May 16, 2007 by Groundwood Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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One day, she spots the children surreptitiously pulling her tricycle through the hedge and hiding it—but rather than raise the alarm, she concocts a wild story for her mother, and declares that she doesn’t need a trike anymore anyway.

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