Grade 6

Theme 5: Doers and Dreamers

Under the Royal Palms

Under the Royal Palms by Alma Flor Ada

Atheneum Books

Meet the Author

Alma Flor Ada grew up in Cuba. Her family lived in a “wonderful big old house.” If she went out the front door, she was on the street. But if she went out the back door, she found a special world that sparked her imagination. It was a world of fruit trees and animals. There were cows and a horse and a river full of life: herons, fish, bullfrogs, and turtles.

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