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Publisher Description

2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

Meli Lleshi is positive that her drawing of her teacher with his pelican nose started it all. The Lleshis are Albanians living in Kosovo, a country trying to fight off Serbian oppressors, and suddenly they are homeless refugees. Old and young alike, they find their courage tested by hunger, illness, the long, arduous journey, and danger on every side. Then, unexpectedly, they are brought to America by a church group and begin a new life in a small Vermont town. The events of 9/11 bring more challenges for this Muslim family--but this country is their home now and there can be no turning back.A compassionate, powerful novel by a master storyteller.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2009
October 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
343.4
KB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-7

Customer Reviews

Ordiwaya full ,

Andrea

This book is totally awesome and very inspirational I think it should be based on a true story.

Zindervan books ,

Day Of The Pelican

Wonderful story of tragedy and fear, yet a family looks out for each other through out their terrible times.

MishaNatural ,

Disappointing

This book has poorly-described characters, a completely ill-fitting tone considering the plot events, and a very cliché theme that is honestly over-done in this genre. Knowing what Paterson is capable of writing, I have to say I was disappointed. Compared to her bestseller, "Bridge to Terabithia," this book was absolutely dreadful.

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