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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,821 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Applegate Narrator: Dominic Hoffman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Kek comes from Africa. In America, he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He’s never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter–cold and unkind.

In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she’s missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care, an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means “family” in his native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother’s fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Holly | 2/11/2014

    " Quick read with great insight for how hard it is for immigrants to come to America & confirm to our culture. Especially since this boy came from Africa to a cold Minnesota winter! It's written in prose-style and it reads really quick. Written well from the viewpoint of Kek, a young boy who is trying to correlate his life in Africa to that in Minnesota, through a cow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 1/24/2014

    " I was nicely surprised by this book by Applegate of Animorphs and Making Out fame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Teresa Garrett | 1/21/2014

    " I loved that the book was written in a poetry style in the voice of the main character Kek. He is a refugee from Africa who because of a language barrier manages to get into a lot of funny scrapes. Also is touching because of his feelings toward the excess in America compared to his home country of Somalia. Interesting writing style no quotation marks in the conversations in the book. Great insight to what ESL students face. I thought I would not like it based on the premise of the story and the cover and I was more than pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Crystal | 12/15/2013

    " Great book with a very strong, yet gentle main character. As a refuge from Sudan, a young boy adjusts to living in the United States. This is told in free verse so it flows along at a fast clip. The story is compelling and tugged at my heart. "

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