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The Composition
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date May 1, 2000
Pages 33
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780888993908
ISBN-10 0888993900
Dimensions 0.50 by 9.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When his friend's father is arrested and an army captain visits the school and asks them to write a paper on 'What My Family Does at Night,' nine-year-old Pedro, whose life revolves around soccer, must make a difficult decision, in a dramatic story that explores the meaning of dictatorship.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
In a village in Chile, Pedro and Daniel are two typical nine-year-old boys. Up until Daniel's father gets arrested, their biggest worry had been how to improve their soccer skills. Now, they are thrust into a situation where they must grapple with the incomprehensible: dictatorship and its inherent abuses. This sensitively realized story touches a nerve and brings home the uncomfortable fact that some children do encounter issues of this magnitude. Here, deft realism is brought to the page by Antonia Skarmeta's story and the edgy drawings of Alfonso Ruano, portraying a child's view of a repressive society. The Composition is a winner of the Americas Award for Children's Literature and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780888993908
 
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from Groundwood Books (May 1, 2000)
9780888993908 | details & prices | 33 pages | 9.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.95
About: When a government official comes into a third grade classroom and tells the students to write a composition entitled 'What My Family Does at Night,' Pedro must decide how he feels about the military dictatorship that is running his country.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780888995506
 
from Groundwood Books (February 1, 2003)
9780888995506 | details & prices | 8.75 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.95
About: When his friend's father is arrested and an army captain visits the school and asks them to write a paper on 'What my family does at night,' nine-year-old Pedro must make a difficult decision.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606279727
 
from Demco Media (April 1, 2002); titled "Composition"
9780606279727 | details & prices | 9.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.72 lbs | List price $14.70
About: When his friend's father is arrested and an army captain visits the school and asks them to write a paper on 'What my family does at night,' nine-year-old Pedro must make a difficult decision.

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