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Claudia spends the summer in the house of her grandmother, who is Chinese. She tells Claudia bits of family history, a terrible past that is a source of both sadness and pride. In this way, Claudia learns about the hard life of her great-grandfather Opal, who was a spy during World War I.
This novel, rich in life lessons and emotions, recreates exotic environments through Chinese stories and legends interspersed with the narration.

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ISBN 9781641011389
Genre Narrative / Novel /Realistic Fiction
Product Media Type Text
School Grade 9–12
Program Name Serie roja
Product Type Literature
Author Blanca Álvarez
Guided Reading Level No
Illustrator No
Subjects Spanish Language Arts
Text Type Literacy
Theme Family History


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