Me in the Middle

Ana Maria Machado, Author, David Unger, Translator, Caroline Merola, Illustrator
Ana Maria Machado, Author, David Unger, Translator, Caroline Merola, Illustrator Groundwood Books $14.95 (110p) ISBN 978-0-88899-463-9
Reviewed on: 03/01/2002
Release date: 03/01/2002
Paperback - 110 pages - 978-0-88899-467-7
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-87998-9
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Ana Maria Machado, winner of the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Award, tells of a 10-year-old girl who becomes possessed by competing voices after finding a photo of her great-grandmother in Me in the Middle, trans. by David Unger, illus. in b&w by Caroline Merola. The first voice belongs to her Bisa Bea, who tells Bel stories of long ago but also tries to correct her behavior; the second helps Bel find her strength. First published in Brazil in 1982. (Apr.)
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