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Lists with This Book. Soccer defines his life, as it does for many young boys in Latin America. He also knows that the army police came and took away his friend Daniel’s father. What will Pedro write about in his essay? Ilbro with the texts, illustrations tell readers much information about time period and geographical details. I plan on using this in my 5th grade classroom as we cover dictatorship.

The Composition by Antonio Skármeta

This helps broaden the child’s understanding of what was read in the prior pages. Life isn’t so fun anymore. People Pedro knows are being taken away by the government. It also could spark a debate about making difficult choices. When an army captain comes to his classroom and tells all of the children they must write an composiicon entitled, “What Composiciin Family Does at Night”, Pedro must think carefully about the words he writes.

When I began reading, I was confused as to what age this skarmetx would be best for, but as I continued to read I realized that even though it is a rather short story, the topics throughout the book, involving the complications of a young boy living inside a country lead by a dictator, were highly complex.


He did what he could to keep his parents safe, which potential saved their lives. And for children it provides food for thought about freedom, moral choices and personal responsibility.

When the police come to his classroom and ask the children to write an sksrmeta about what their parents do every night, Pedro must decide what to do. Unfortunately, this is real life for many children throughout the world.

Children enjoy this book because although it is a picture book, there is still so much that even an adult could gather from the book and learn about different wars and dictatorships that have occurred in South America.

They are to write about what their parents do each evening. We meet our protagonist, Pedro, on his birthday. Nothing is dumbed down here, but there is no graphic composiciion either.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The word “resistance” is mentioned and “being against the dictatorship. We recommend this book for the classroom composiccion it handles these tough issues with care. Jan 15, Stephanie Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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It comopsicion such an incredible, compelling story. Other measures dictatorships may take can be to fill the population with fear.

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Originally published in Spanish in Venezuela, I think this book is significant because students should be aware of other cultures and how different government systems affects people.

Pedro likes to play soccer and wishes his parents would buy him a real soccer ball.

War has affected many families around the world. Readers are allowed to draw their own conclusions, and encouraged to think about their own decisions in similar circumstances. The art in this way reflects the tension in the text, and the tension that is felt day to day under a dictatorship. They came home, they are, they listened to the radio, they went to bed. By having Pedro ask questions, the book does a good job of anticipating questions that child readers might have.

Throughout history children have told their stories through writing and art.

Published March 5th by Groundwood Books first published March 1st Illustrations by AlfonsoRuano are colorful and realistic, enjoyable with the story. It’s an easy and skarmefa book to read, holds some funny and then scary moments, a brief description of lives for many children around the world who live under a dictatorship.