The Composition

Written by Antonio Skármeta and Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano

The story of Pedro and his family, who live under a dictatorship in Chile. Pedro goes to school and plays soccer. He doesn’t understand why his parents listen to the radio all the time until he sees the father of his friend, Daniel, taken away. Then Pedro writes a composition at school that shows he really understands how things are.

Age Range 8 - 10 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Groundwood Books
Grade Level 3rd - 5th
ISBN
9780888995506
Lexile 590
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