Homeless Bird / Edition 1

Homeless Bird / Edition 1

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by Gloria Whelan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0786240601

ISBN-13: 9780786240609

Pub. Date: 05/02/2002

Publisher: Cengage Gale

Leaving Home...forever. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee. According to tradition, though, she has no choice. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed.

In the wake of her marriage,

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Leaving Home...forever. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee. According to tradition, though, she has no choice. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed.

In the wake of her marriage, however, Koly's life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself alone in a strange city of white-sari-clad windows. Her only choice seems to be to shed her name and her future and join the hopeless hordes who chant for food.

Even then, cast out in a current of time-worn tradition, this rare young woman sets out to forge her own exceptional future. And a life, like a beautiful tapestry, comes together for Koly— one stitch at a time.

Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL) and 2000 National Book Award Winner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786240609
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
05/02/2002
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
147
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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This book is the most outstanding book i've ever read! I am 11 years old, and don't always read books. When i read this book, it got me to NEVER put it down. It was the only thing i wanted to do. I now want to visit India (where the book took place). This book gave me mixed emotions; i laughed, and i cried. It taught me about how one simple life of a girl can turn upside down, and become miserable. Later in the book her life comes back together....