Nacar, the White Deer: A Story of Old Mexico

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Bethlehem Books, 2005 - Fiction - 125 pages
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A deep friendship springs up between a boy, who had lost his voice and his mother at the same tragic moment, and an ailing albino deer sent from China as a gift to the King of Spain. It is Lalo's task to nurture the sick deer back to health in the mountains of so that he will be well enough for the sea voyage to Spain. This gentle story of Mexico in 1630 follows young Lalo on his journey back to the Mountain of the Sleeping Lady. The journey and months the deer and the boy spend with Lalo's goats are full both of dangers found in a wild landscape and of charming incidents found in a people brimming with life and faith. As with any friendship there is sorrow as well as joy, and Lalo grows in wisdom and courage as he comes to accept even the uncertainties and difficulties of the trust he has been given.
 

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Contents

The Manila Galleon
1
A Hermit of the Hills
20
? Sacred Deer Child of the Moon God
37
Welcome Home
52
Noche Buena Christmas Eve
61
Tiwtf of Worry
78
Oir Mountains to Veracruz
90
Over the Water to Spain
108
About the Author
127
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About the author (2005)

Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (1904-2000) was the highly acclaimed author of many books for young people. Born in California, it was her move to Mexico in the 1930s that inspired many of her books, including "El Guero: A True Adventure Story" and "Leona: A Love Story". She won the Newbery Medal in 1966 for "I, Juan de Pareja".

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