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Author Durango, Julia, 1967-

Title The walls of Cartagena / by Julia Durango ; illustrated by Tom Pohrt.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2008.


Edition 1st ed.
Description 152 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Summary Thirteen-year-old Calepino, an African slave in the seventeenth-century Caribbean city of Cartagena, works as a translator for a Jesuit priest who tends to newly-arrived slaves and, after working for a Jewish doctor in a leper colony and helping an Angolan boy and his mother escape, he realizes his true calling.
Audience Ages 8-12.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject Catholic Church -- Juvenile fiction.
Catholic Church -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Juvenile fiction.
Leprosy -- Juvenile fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Leprosy -- Fiction.
Cartagena (Colombia) -- History -- 17th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Colombia -- History -- 17th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Cartagena (Colombia) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Colombia -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction.
Added Author Pohrt, Tom ill.
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