The Immortal Boy: Book summary and reviews of The Immortal Boy by Francisco Montaña Ibáñez

The Immortal Boy

by Francisco Montaña Ibáñez

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The Immortal Boy by Francisco Montaña Ibáñez
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Two intertwining stories of Bogotá.

One, a family of five children, left to live on their own.

The other, a girl in an orphanage who will do anything to befriend the mysterious Immortal Boy.

How they weave together will never leave you.

Presented in English and Spanish.

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"[S]uspenseful, unexpected, and tragic...Fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs may appreciate the eerie tone. This work could serve as a springboard for discussions about poverty and the difficult choices one must make in desperate situations...Intense, surreal, and mysterious." - Kirkus Reviews

"[P]oignant...The novel, told in both first and third person, presents Montaña Ibáñez's original Spanish text alongside Bowles's adept English translation. While depictions of extreme poverty and implied gun violence may prove triggering for some readers, the stark beauty of Montaña Ibáñez's narrative will give those who pick it up much to contemplate." - Publishers Weekly

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Francisco Montaña Ibáñez is an award-winning author for children and a professor at the National University of Colombia (IIE). The Immortal Boy is his first book translated into English.

David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from South Texas. Among his multiple award-winning books are Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico, and They Call Me Güero; he is also the translator of The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas. In 2017, David was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.

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