Winner of the Newbery Medal
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"Gripping in its twists and turns, and moving in its themes - truly a beautiful cuento."
- NEW YORK TIMES
Había una vez . . .
There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita.
But Petra's world is ending. Earth will soon be destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children - among them Petra and her family - have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race.
Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet - and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity's past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard - or purged them altogether.
Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future. Can she make them live again?
Forlag: Piccadilly Press
Format: 20 x 13 cm
- Barn og ungdom: personlige og sosiale spørsmål: multikulturalisme
- Barn og ungdom: personlige og sosiale spørsmål: venner og vennskap
- Barn og ungdom: personlige og sosiale spørsmål: søsken
- Barn og ungdom: personlige og sosiale spørsmål: familier
- Barn og ungdom: UFO-er og utenomjordiske vesener
- Barn og ungdom: tidsreiser
- Barn og ungdom: romfart, stjerner og solsystemet
- Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom: hjem og familie
- Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom: relasjoner og forhold
- Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom: tradisjonelle historier
- Skjønnlitteratur for ungdom: dark fantasy
- Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom: mytisk fantasy
- Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom: episk / heroisk fantasy
- Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom: science fiction
- Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom: apokalyptiske og postapokalyptiske fortellinger
- Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom: dystopier, utopier og spekulative romaner
- Intellektuelt nivå: fra 10 år
- Sør- og Sentral Amerika (inkludert Mexico), Latin-Amerika
«A sweeping and epic vista of a novel that blends history, science, traditional Mexican tales and philosophy, this middle-grade novel is a tour de force for 9-12 year olds. The thought-provoking premise will fire children's imaginations and is a perfect starting point for book club discussions. And for English teachers, if you need a good example of a novel first-person narrated in the present tense, this is a compelling choice.»
«I particularly enjoyed the way in which the gift of storytelling and the ancient Mexican myths were interwoven throughout this futuristic story.»
«Gripping in its twists and turns, and moving in its themes - truly a beautiful cuento»
«Clever and compelling . . . wonderfully subversive»
«This tale packs a wallop. Exquisite»
«The Last Storyteller is about the stories that create the universe, the tales that weave us together across light-years and generations, and courage that sings in the darkness. It's an incredibly memorable story with a masterful twist. I absolutely loved it!»
«The Last Storyteller took risks as an MG sci-fi novel and I'm very grateful it did. Some believe you must water certain themes down for younger readers because they're unable to handle it, but, in this case, I don't agree. At the heart of it, the book is about the power of storytelling, human connection and family. What a spectacular book!»
«An extraordinary, outstanding blend of science fiction, Mexican folklore and dystopian fantasy. In turns beautiful and chilling, always enthralling, and ultimately hopeful with a vital and timely message of the power of memories and stories to connect us all. It pushes the boundaries of what Middle Grade can be. Totally unmissable and unforgettable.»
«Space exploration, cryogenics, evolution, ethics, botany, folklore and family ties, all wrapped up in a stunning adventure that tugs at the heartstrings. Don't miss this!»
Her second novel, The Last Cuentista, received the John Newbery Medal and the Pura Belpré Award. It was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Boston Globe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and TIME.