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Silver people : a tale from the Panama canal / Margarita Engle.

By: Engle, Margarita.
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2014Description: 215 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780702253294.Subject(s): Canals -- Poetry | Rainforests -- Poetry | American poetry | Verse novels | Panama Canal -- History -- PoetryDDC classification: 811.54 Summary: Summary: One hundred years ago, the world celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal. It was a miracle. Where a mountain once stood was now a path of water connection the world's two largest oceans. But creating a miracle is no easy task. For only a few coins a day, teenagers Mateo and Henry endure homesickness, backbreaking labour, ferocious heat, landslides, and disease as they dig through the mountain with a little more than a shovel. Thousands around them lose their lives, while displaced souls like local herb girl Anita, and the endangered rainforest itself, do what they can to survive. This verse novel tells the story of one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken.
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Summary: One hundred years ago, the world celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal. It was a miracle. Where a mountain once stood was now a path of water connection the world's two largest oceans. But creating a miracle is no easy task. For only a few coins a day, teenagers Mateo and Henry endure homesickness, backbreaking labour, ferocious heat, landslides, and disease as they dig through the mountain with a little more than a shovel. Thousands around them lose their lives, while displaced souls like local herb girl Anita, and the endangered rainforest itself, do what they can to survive. This verse novel tells the story of one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken.

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