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  • mwittlans@aol.com
    Homeschoolers should note that Bethlehem Books extends it s library and school discount of 25% to homeschool support groups. See
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2005
      Homeschoolers should note that Bethlehem Books extends it's library and
      school discount of 25% to homeschool support groups. See
      http://bethlehembooks.com/reading_room/nacar_excerpt.htm for more information.

      Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it is,
      put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form right
      away. This can usually be done online at your library's website.

      Title: Nacar the White Deer: A Story of Old Mexico
      Author: Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
      Publisher: Bethlehem Books
      Date Published: January 2005 (reprint from 1963)
      ISBN: 1-883937-91-4
      Price: $10.95 softcover (libraries and schools receive 25% discount when
      ordered directly from publisher, (800) 757-6831
      Comments: Ages 9 and up. By the Newbery Award-winning author (I, Jaun de
      Pareja, 1966) of My Heart Lies South.

      A deep friendship springs up between a boy, who had lost his voice and his
      mother at the same tragic moment, and an ailing albino deer sent from China as a
      gift to the King of Spain. It is Lalo's task to nurture the sick deer back to
      health in the mountains of Mexico so that he will be well enough for the sea
      voyage to Spain. This gentle story of Mexico in 1630 follows young Lalo on his
      journey back to the Mountain of the Sleeping Lady. The journey and months the
      deer and the boy spend with Lalo's goats are full both of dangers found in a
      wild landscape and of charming incidents found in a people brimming with life
      and faith. As with any friendship there is sorrow as well as joy, and Lalo
      grows in wisdom and courage as he comes to accept even the uncertainties and
      difficulties of the trust he has been given.

      Read an excerpt at http://bethlehembooks.com/reading_room/nacar_excerpt.htm

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