When wild animals close in to stalk the remote village of San Felipe, no one is safe. After a vicious attack, 14-year-old X;oacute;chitl must care for her injured brother and keep nosy neighbors at bay. The rugged realities of her daily life in a rural Guatemalan village give X;oacute;chitl the resiliency to face the danger of what lurks in the dark and the secret of B;#39;alam. This engaging story is told mostly in the present tense.Level 2br /Unique Words: extensivebr /Tense(s): present, preteritebr /Glossary: yesWritten byVirginia Hildebrandt.Copyright 2016. Spanish.5 x 7 inches. Level 2/Novice-Mid. Middle school, high school. Softcover, 66 pages plus glossary.br /centerbutton class=”btn btn-danger” style=”padding: 13px; background-color: #fff; border-color: red; font-size: 12pt; color: #000; cursor: auto;”i class=”fa fa-laptop” aria-hidden=”true”/CLICK a “//storylabs.online/shop?Collection=Virginia+Hildebrandt” target=”_blank”uHERE/u/a FOR THE ONLINE VERSION OF THIS TITLE AND OTHER TITLES FROM VIRGINIA HILDEBRANDT/button/centerimg alt=”” src=”//aedownload.net/teachersdiscovery/images/Author_Virginia_Hildebrandt.jpg” style=”float: left; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 0px 6px; height: 130px; padding-right: 10px;” /About the AuthorVirginia Hildebrandt/;#39;s tales of adventure are full of the people and places she has come to know while traveling, working, and living in Latin America.