The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera audiobook

The Last Cuentista

By Donna Barba Higuera

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781646140893
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Había una vez … A girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra’s world is ending. Earth has been 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? Pura Belpré Honor–winning author Donna Barba Higuera presents us with a brilliant journey through the stars, to the very heart of what makes us human.

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Summary

Summary

A Time Magazine Best Book of the Year

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2021

A Boston Globe Book of the Year

A Minneapolis Star-Tribune Pick of 2021

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best

A New York Public Library Staff Pick of the Year

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2021

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021

A BookPage Best Book of the Year

Había una vez …

A girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita.

But Petra’s world is ending. Earth has been 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?

Pura Belpré Honor–winning author Donna Barba Higuera presents us with a brilliant journey through the stars, to the very heart of what makes us human.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Clever and compelling…wonderfully subversive." Wall Street Journal
“This tale packs a wallop. Exquisite.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Gripping, euphonious, and full of storytelling magic.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A strong, heroic character, fighting incredible odds to survive and protect others.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Frankie Corzo narrates this sci-fi thriller with the perfect combination of gusto and tenderness…Corzo creates such a compelling tone as Petra weaves her cuentos (stories) for the other children…Corzo keeps the story humming as Petra fights to save humanity from the fate of complete conformity and delights in the wonders of Sagan.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Donna Barba Higuera

Author Bio: Donna Barba Higuera

Donna Barba Higuera has spent her entire life blending folklore with her experiences into stories that fill her imagination. Now she weaves them to write picture books and novels. Her first book, Lupe Wong Won't Dance, won a PNBA Book Award and a Pura Belpré Honor.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 8.56
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English