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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (138 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Cameron Narrator: Jacqueline Kim Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN: 9781400085378
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She was little and quick and pretty. Her mother nicknamed her Colibrí, Spanish for "Hummingbird." At age four she was kidnapped, torn from her parents on a crowded bus in Guatemala City. Since then she's traveled with "Uncle," the ex-soldier and wandering beggar who has renamed her Rosa. Uncle has always told Rosa that he searched for her parents but had no success. There's almost no chance Rosa will ever find them--but Rosa still remembers and longs for them.

When she was young, Uncle consulted fortune-tellers who told him that Rosa would bring him luck--a treasure big enough to last him all his life. So he's kept her with him. Together, they have traveled from town to town in the highlands of Guatemala, scraping out a living, hoping to find the treasure. Eight years have passed, and Rosa has turned twelve. No treasure has been found, and Uncle has almost given up hope. When he turns angry and desperate, danger threatens Rosa from all sides--but especially from Uncle himself.


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 1/17/2014

    " A girl in Guatemala who has been kidnapped by a man and forced to be his servant plots to escape. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercedes Hubbard | 12/21/2013

    " this book is so good. it's about a girl named hummingbird star who gets abducted when she's four. it's a sad but good story with a satisfying ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 12/15/2013

    " This book is awesome! I can understand Spanish but I can't speak it. I loved being able to know the spanish words in the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Stipp | 12/5/2013

    " Colibri= hummingbrid= fearless one who will fight something 1,000 times it's size if it has to. I fell in love with this simple honest girl who stuck true to who she was and her convictions in the face of an evil heartless caretaker! A must for my library! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 11/20/2013

    " A truly inspiring story about a young girl's decisions in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 11/18/2013

    " I really loved this book! It is fun to read, and I enjoyed reading about their culture! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marco | 11/17/2013

    " The Prose was a bit muted, but my student loved it. My rating only reflects my own bias, but great young adult read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 5/8/2013

    " This was the first I read on my list of books about Guatemala. . . easy to read and easy to digest this very clear-cut story of good and evil in a poor but culturally rich country. It's a book aimed at older kids, so it's not a challenging read but a nice story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 2/10/2013

    " Weird book, but oddly enough I couldn't put it down. Interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 10/18/2012

    " This book was very good. The style of writing was intense but relaxed in a sense and the author described the characters well. The transitions were not very good though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Gainer | 9/24/2012

    " Very poignant story, beautifully read. A window onto Guatamalen culture and native beliefs and traditions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/16/2012

    " Touching story about a girl who was kidnapped at a young age and lives with her kidnapper who believes that he will bring her a great treasure. I loved the character of Dona Celestina. A quick read. Some violence, but not too graphic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/27/2012

    " I really wanted to push Uncle in front of a bus. What a bad guy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/14/2012

    " Wonderful narrator!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 1/22/2012

    " Good voice, great aha moment, good mentors "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/15/2012

    " My little brother is serving a mission in Guatemala so this one caught my eye at the library. The author has lived in Guatemala for many years and I got a little glimpse of the country and some of its people. Written for YAs but still good reading for adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 6/28/2011

    " Good voice, great aha moment, good mentors "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 4/7/2011

    " Very poignant story, beautifully read. A window onto Guatamalen culture and native beliefs and traditions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 9/12/2010

    " A truly inspiring story about a young girl's decisions in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/12/2010

    " I really wanted to push Uncle in front of a bus. What a bad guy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 12/19/2009

    " This book was very good. The style of writing was intense but relaxed in a sense and the author described the characters well. The transitions were not very good though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 10/14/2009

    " Colibri= hummingbrid= fearless one who will fight something 1,000 times it's size if it has to. I fell in love with this simple honest girl who stuck true to who she was and her convictions in the face of an evil heartless caretaker! A must for my library! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 6/20/2009

    " Weird book, but oddly enough I couldn't put it down. Interesting story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marco | 5/14/2009

    " The Prose was a bit muted, but my student loved it. My rating only reflects my own bias, but great young adult read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 4/28/2009

    " This is a great young adult book, that really gives the reader a sense of what life is like in Guatemala. Written by a woman who sponsors one of my students at LIFE School.
    It's a quick read and I think you will all enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 9/1/2008

    " My little brother is serving a mission in Guatemala so this one caught my eye at the library. The author has lived in Guatemala for many years and I got a little glimpse of the country and some of its people. Written for YAs but still good reading for adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 8/28/2008

    " I really loved this book! It is fun to read, and I enjoyed reading about their culture! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 8/21/2008

    " "En la vida, sentirse seguro es bueno, pero mejor, es sentirse feliz."

    I like kids books - they hit you over the head with their main points, but at least they're saying something! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 5/28/2008

    " This was the first I read on my list of books about Guatemala. . . easy to read and easy to digest this very clear-cut story of good and evil in a poor but culturally rich country. It's a book aimed at older kids, so it's not a challenging read but a nice story. "

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