Go And Come Back

Mass Market Paperback | July 1, 2000

byJoan Abelove

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When the two old white ladies come to live in the Peruvian jungle village of Poincushmana, everyone makes a fuss--everyone but Alicia, who is baffled by the reaction of her tribe, the Isabo. But as the days pass, she too is drawn in--because the ladies (who are really in their twenties, and anthropologists) are stingy, stupid, and fun to watch. They don't understand the Isabo. Someone needs to set them straight. And that someone, surprisingly, is Alicia.

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When the two old white ladies come to live in the Peruvian jungle village of Poincushmana, everyone makes a fuss--everyone but Alicia, who is baffled by the reaction of her tribe, the Isabo. But as the days pass, she too is drawn in--because the ladies (who are really in their twenties, and anthropologists) are stingy, stupid, and fun...

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You live in the Peruvian jungle. The only people you know are your fellow villagers. And then, one day, two strangers arrive....Late one day, just before dinnertime in the Peruvian jungle village of Poincushmana, two old white ladies from New York arrive in a boat. Everyone hurries down to the riverbank to greet them -- everyone but Al...

Format:Mass Market PaperbackPublished:July 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141306947

ISBN - 13:9780141306940

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Customer Reviews of Go And Come Back

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read A well-written book for kids Grade 6 or 7. Also, a good book for ESL students. This book explores anthropology, and explains enthnocentricism -- all in a simple, realistic way -- without difficulty. I love how you can understand a whole different culture, from the inside.
Date published: 2011-01-18

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"Introduces readers to a sparkling world hidden deep within the Amazonian jungle of Peru.... Abelove seamlessly constructs a culture that may feel more real to readers than their own".

-- Publishers Weekly, starred review