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Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival

Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival

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It is 1981. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with 60 Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leaking; the drinking water is nearly gone. This is the dramatic true story recounted by Tuan Ho, who was six years old when he, his mother, and two sisters dodged the bullets of Vietnam's military police for the perilous chance of boarding that boat. Told to multi-award-winning author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and illustrated by the celebrated Brian Deines, Tuan's story has become Adrift At Sea, the first picture book to describe the flight of Vietnam's Boat People refugees. Illustrated with sweeping oil paintings and complete with an expansive historical and biographical section with photographs, this non-fiction picture book is all the more important as the world responds to a new generation of refugees risking all on the open water for the chance at safety and a new life.

Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Publisher: Pajama Press
Published: 11/11/2016
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 11.20h x 9.60w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781772780055
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 197744 / Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2016
Publishers Weekly 09/19/2016
Booklist 11/01/2016 pg. 39
School Library Journal 11/01/2016 pg. 119
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2017
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