Publication Date: July 09, 2019
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Ages 10 to 14
A middle-grade novel about an extraordinary boy who sees the world differently.
In the unique landscape of the Camargue (France) during WWII, Lorenzo lives among the salt flats and the flamingos. There are lots of things he doesn't understand—but he does know how to heal animals, how to talk to them; the flamingos especially.
He loves routine, and music, too; and every week he goes to market with his mother. It’s there he meets Kezia, a Roma girl, who helps her parents run their carousel—and who shows him how to ride the wooden horse as the music plays.
But then the German soldiers come, with their guns. Everything is threatened, everything is falling apart: the carousel, Kezia and her family, even Lorenzo’s beloved flamingos.
Yet there are kind people even among soldiers, and there is always hope . . .