Where the Flame Trees Bloom Ada, Alma Flor - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1994 0689319002 / 9780689319006 Stated 1st Edition Hard Copy Very Good+ Good Martorell, Antonio Inscribed By Author
75 pages. Inscribed by author on front fly leaf as follows: "To Natalie May joy and beauty generosity and peace bloom always in your life! Love Alma Ada." Stated 1st edition. 2nd printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: light edge wear; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Good condition: 1-3/8" tear on bottom edge, and several small tears and chips on edges. From the dust jacket: "Noted author Alma Flor Ada offers young readers eleven stories from her own childhood in Cuba - true stories about relatives and friends and the hacienda where she grew up for much of her elementary years. And they are remarkable stories indeed, whether about her blind, uneducated great-grandmother who, as the members of her vast family disovered, knew well the grammar of generosity and the mathematics of love; or about the hired hand, Samone, whose gifts to the family included not just his hard work but a gift of music; or about her grandfather Modesto, who so wisely placed a higher value on human relationships that on his fortune in the banks. These are but a few of the tales that evoke a strong sense of Cuba...."