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    Pam Munoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. Pam lives near San Diego. You can visit her at

    Peter Sis is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker with more than twenty books to his credit. His picture book THE WALL: GROWING UP BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN was a 2007 Caldecott Honor Book, and STARRY MESSENGER: GALILEO GALILEI and TIBET THROUGH THE RED BOX were Caldecott Honor Books. Peter Sis lives in the New York City area. You can visit him at
    Winner of the 2011 Pure Belpre Award for fiction now in an elegant paperback edition!

    From the time he is a young boy, Neftali hears the call of a mysterious voice. He knows he must follow it--even when the neighborhood children taunt him, and when his harsh, authoritarian father ridicules him, and when he doubts himself. It leads him under the canopy of the lush rain forest, into the fearsome sea, and through the persistent Chilean rain, until finally, he discovers its source.

    Combining elements of magical realism with biography, poetry, literary fiction, and sensorial, transporting illustrations, Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis take readers on a rare journey of the heart and imagination.


    ISBN 9780439269988
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 373
    Publisher Date 2012-03-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Scholastic
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.35 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Ryan, Pam Munoz
    Country of Origin United States

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