The Road to Santiago

By D. H. Figueredo
Illustrated by Pablo Torrecilla

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Paperback: $9.95


It's Noche Buena, the night before Christmas, and Alfredito and his parents head for the train station for their annual trip to their relatives in Santiago. But this year things are different. The government is fighting a war against the rebels and the trains are not running. Alfredito worries that they'll miss the family's traditional Christmas celebration and all the special foods.

Alfredito's father enlists the help of a farmer, and they set out down the bumpy road. Little does Alfredito know, they are embarking on a great adventure he will never forget.

Based on author D.H. Figueredo's own experiences growing up in Cuba in the late 1950s, THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO is an action-packed celebration of the human spirit. This heartwarming story is perfect for sharing with the whole family all year long.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb D. H. Figueredo - Author

is the author of LEE & LOW's When This World Was New, and The Road to Santiago. A native of Cuba who has lived in New Jersey since he was a teenager. Figueredo is the director of the Bloomfield College Library and is the author of Cleaning Day and Big Snowball Fight, published by Bebop Books. He lives in Piscataway, New Jersey, with his wife and their children.

Thumb_thumb Pablo Torrecilla

has illustrated many books for the educational market as well as children's picture books, including The Bakery Lady/La señora de la Panaderia by Pat Mora. Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Torrecilla now divides his time between Madrid and Los Angeles, California. Visit him online at