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Engle, Margarita

Overview
Works: 55 works in 244 publications in 4 languages and 31,008 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  History  Novels in verse  Historical poetry  Odes  Picture books  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3555.N4254, 811.54
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Most widely held works about Margarita Engle
 
Most widely held works by Margarita Engle
The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom by Margarita Engle( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. This history in verse creates a lyrical portrait of Cuba
The poet slave of Cuba : a biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan Francisco Manzano was born in 1797 into the household of wealthy slave owners in Cuba. He spent his early years at the side of his owner's wife, entertaining her friends. His poetry was his outlet, reflecting the beauty and cruelty of his world. Written in verse
The firefly letters : a suffragette's journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on little-known Cuban history to tell a stirring story in poetry. Based on the diaries and letters of Swedish suffragist Fredrika Bremer, who spent three months in Cuba in 1851, the story focuses on oppressed women, the privileged as well as the enslaved, in three alternating free-verse narratives
Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music by Margarita Engle( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters
Mountain dog by Margarita Engle( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his mother is sent to jail in Los Angeles, eleven-year-old Tony goes to live with his forest ranger great-uncle in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where Tony experiences unconditional love for the first time through his friendship with a rescue dog
Bravo! : poems about amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bold, graphic portraits and beautiful poems present famous and lesser-known Latinos from varied backgrounds who have faced life's challenges in creative ways"--Provided by publisher
The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist by Margarita Engle( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In free verse, evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba. Includes historical notes, excerpts from her writings, biographical information, and source notes
Hurricane dancers : the first Caribbean pirate shipwreck by Margarita Engle( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quebrado has been a slave on captain Bernadino de Talavera's pirate ship for years, but when a hurricane sinks the ship and kills most of the crew, Quebrado escapes to safety and finds acceptance and refuge in a nearby village
All the way to Havana by Margarita Engle( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newborn cousin's zero-year birthday. Includes author's note about cars in Cuba
Summer birds : the butterflies of Maria Merian by Margarita Engle( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. She watched carefully as caterpillars spun themselves cocoons, which opened to reveal summer birds, or butterflies and moths. Maria studied the whole life cycle of the summer birds, and documented what she learned in vibrant paintings. This is the story of one young girl who took the time to observe and learn, and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece
Silver people : voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Mateo and other Caribbean islanders face discrimination, segregation, and harsh working conditions when American recruiters lure them to the Panamanian rain forest in 1906 to build the great canal
Orangutanka : a story in poems by Margarita Engle( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the orangutans are ready for a nap in the sleepy depths of the afternoon--all except one. Written in a series of linked poems in the tanka style, an ancient Japanese form of poetry
The wild book by Margarita Engle( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early twentieth-century Cuba, bandits terrorize the countryside as a young farm girl struggles with dyslexia. Based on the life of the author's grandmother
Forest world by Margarita Engle( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to Cuba to visit the father he barely knows, Edver is surprised to meet a half-sister, Luza, whose plan to lure their cryptozoologist mother into coming there, too, turns dangerous
Tropical secrets : Holocaust refugees in Cuba by Margarita Engle( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Korean and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping from Nazi Germany to Cuba in 1939, a young Jewish refugee dreams of finding his parents again, befriends a local girl with painful secrets of her own, and discovers that the Nazi darkness is never far away
Lion Island : Cuba's warrior of words by Margarita Engle( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia, Africa, Europe - Antonio's ancestors clashed and blended on the beautiful island of Cuba. Yet for most Cubans, life is anything but beautiful. The country is fighting for freedom from Spain. Enslaved Africans and near-enslaved Chinese indentured servants are forced to work long, backbreaking hours in the fields. So Antonio feels lucky to have found a good job as a messenger, where his richly blended cultural background is an asset. Through his work he meets Wing, a young Chinese fruit seller who barely escaped the anti-Asian riots in San Francisco, and his sister Fan, a talented singer. With injustice all around them, the three friends are determined that, in this time of violent rebellion and slavery, guns will not be the only way to gain liberty. Haunting yet hopeful, this is the story of a young man who became a champion of civil rights for those who could not speak for themselves. -- from dust jacket
Miguel's brave knight : young Cervantes and his dream of Don Quixote by Margarita Engle( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how Miguel de Cervantes found refuge from his childhood troubles by daydreaming of a brave knight who would right the wrongs of the world, the inspiration for his famous character Don Quixote
Jazz owls : a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Margarita Engle( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 1940s Los Angeles, Mexican Americans Marisela and Lorena work in canneries all day then jitterbug with sailors all night with their zoot suit wearing younger brother, Ray, as escort until the night racial violence leads to murder. Includes historical note
The flying girl : how Aida de Acosta learned to soar by Margarita Engle( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six months before the famous Wright Brothers' first flight, Aída de Acosta became the first woman to fly a powered aircraft."--
When you wander : a search-and-rescue dog story by Margarita Engle( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dog that has just graduated from "sniffing school" advises readers what to do if they become lost in the woods, and assures them that his smart nose will lead him to where they are. Includes facts about dogs' noses
 
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The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom
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The poet slave of Cuba : a biography of Juan Francisco ManzanoThe firefly letters : a suffragette's journey to CubaHurricane dancers : the first Caribbean pirate shipwreckSummer birds : the butterflies of Maria MerianTropical secrets : Holocaust refugees in Cuba
Alternative Names
Engle, Margarita M. 1951-

Margarita Engle American children's writer, columnist, poet

Margarita Engle schrijfster uit Cuba

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Languages
English (139)

Spanish (9)

Chinese (2)

Korean (1)