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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (447 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Paterson Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, with 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy Richard | 2/18/2014

    " I really liked this book and learned a LOT from it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim | 1/17/2014

    " Meli and her family live in Kosovo. In the 1990s there were wars in what was once Yugoslavia between Christians and Muslims. The Christians were led by a man that was determined to remove all Muslims in his country by any means necessary. Because of these wars, Meli and her family are kicked out of their homes and forced to live as a refugee in "tent cities" and then they move to Vermont. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzanne | 1/17/2014

    " This book is a quick read---except for the fact that there is much history behind the events. (Katherine Paterson added a "Historical Note" at the end of the book.) This book made me think about war-torn countries and the people in danger, but at times I felt like the main character, Meli, was not quite believable or not as well-developed a character as I needed. It may be because the author was trying to tell someone else's story through her novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Newport Librarians | 1/13/2014

    " I did not expect to enjoy this book, but found it riveting. I've never suffered any type of persecution, but still found myself drawn in and attached to these characters. I hurt for them, feared for them and in the end was very proud of them. I think you will be too. "

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