|Miguel y su valiente caballero : el joven Cervantes suena a Don Quijote|
Author: Engle, Margarita
This fictionalized first person biography in verse of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra follows the early years of the child who will grow up to pen Don Quixote. In Spanish.
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 189614
Kirkus Reviews (+) (02/01/18)
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Booklist - 08/01/2018 Miguel de Cervantes dreams of telling stories of heroes and adventures, but the law and the lack of resources in his small village in Spain prohibit it. Amid poverty and familial strife, Miguel finds refuge in his imagination. Engle’s poems give insight into the young boy’s desire for a better life. Young readers will relate to Miguel’s constant daydreaming and to his wild imaginings of a hero who can right wrongs. Colón’s pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations paint a vivid description of the historical time period and conditions in which Miguel might have grown up. Cervantes’ iconic literary figure, Don Quixote, is a thread throughout all of the illustrations. Mlawer and Lázaro’s Spanish translation of Miquel’s Brave Knight? (2017) rings true to Engle’s poetic voice. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.