The Composition

Pedro is a nine-year-old boy whose main interest is soccer. Every night his parents listen to the radio with the volume down very low. To Pedro the words come out unintelligible, but he does learn to recognize one word - dictatorship. The public arrest of his friend's father is followed by a visit to his school by a Captain who wants the children to write a composition entitled "What my family does at night." Suddenly Pedro is forced to understand what's happening around him and to answer for himself the important question "can a child be against the dictatorship. Honor Book for younger children 2000.


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