Tiny Dancer: The Incredible True Story of a Young Burn Victim's Journey from Afghanistan [NOOK Book]

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The astonishing story of a brave little girl from Afghanistan who not only survived horrific disfiguring burns but was given a second chance at life.

TINY DANCER is the amazing true story of Zubaida Hasan, a nine-year-old girl from the remote deserts of Afghanistan, who, in the summer of 2001, accidentally fell into a kerosene fire while heating water for a bath. Though she ...
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Tiny Dancer: The Incredible True Story of a Young Burn Victim's Journey from Afghanistan

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Overview

The astonishing story of a brave little girl from Afghanistan who not only survived horrific disfiguring burns but was given a second chance at life.

TINY DANCER is the amazing true story of Zubaida Hasan, a nine-year-old girl from the remote deserts of Afghanistan, who, in the summer of 2001, accidentally fell into a kerosene fire while heating water for a bath. Though she was horribly mutilated, her father refused to give up and exhaustively sought help to save his child.

When an American Green Beret soldier by chance sees Zubaida and her father on the street, he decides he must get involved. With assistance from many members of the U.S. military, little Zubaida is given a second chance at life. She is flown to Los Angeles to begin a two-year journey through a series of surgeries performed by famed burn surgeon Dr. Peter Grossman. He and his wife, Rebecca, eventually take the child into their own home. This is a heartfelt and inspiring story of incredible courage equally matched by incredible kindness.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015979312
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 514,191
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2005

    Just in Time

    Even though the cover reveals a happy ending, the story grips you and makes you want to turn every page as if the act itself gives you the power to heal. Tiny Dancer is part history lesson, part cultural lesson, and more importantly, a positive example of humanity and it's potential for goodness--it couldn't come at a better time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2005

    Inspiring

    An inspiring story and one that we can all learn from in these times of strife, unrest and war as a nation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2005

    A Beautiful Story about Perseverance and Life

    What an incredible story of real life perseverance through the life of this heroically strong willed child. In the world of problems and fighting, this is an amazing real life story about people from all around the world of different lifestyles and beliefs joining together for one little girl. That union has lead to changing so many lives and beliefs and has resulted in the beautiful must read of TINY DANCER. Read this book and share with your family and friends to uplift your spirits and life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2005

    A Beautiful and Inspiring Story!

    In a world filled with so much despair and loss, it it refreshing to read a book filled with hope and courage. Zubaida's story is awe inspiring and a testament to the power of a Father's love and the determination in a child's heart. My children are also reading this book and we have had some incredible discussions about overcoming obstacles in life and persevering through hard times. This is a must read for the whole family!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2005

    A Truly Inspiring Story

    Thank you so much for the gift of 'Tiny Dancer'. What an absolutely amazing story of courage and human resiliance. I was thoroughly absorbed by the story which is so well written and totally gut wrenching. In these difficult times when we are so overwhelmed by 'bad' news on a daily basis it was such a treat to read this inspirational story of hope and courage. God bless Zubaida's 'little cotton socks'. It seems clear that destiny has something great in store for her and hopefully her life will have a wonderful positive impact on her country and the world in general.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2005

    Courageous and Inspiring

    A 'must read' - it brought tears to my eyes and renewed my faith in the difference good people can make in this world. A story that needs to be shared.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2005

    Tiny Dancer, Huge Heart

    I loved this story. It made me cry. It is so full of heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2005

    Ordeal by Fire and Victory of the Human Heart

    From Zubaida's catastrophic accident until her return to Afghanistan, TINY DANCER is a remarkable series of miraculous events that is a pageant of human compassion. TINY DANCER is both a marvel and an ordeal to read. Through Anthony Flacco's erudite and eminently readable narration, I suffered the child's torture that would have made me mad before it murdered me. Set against the tumultuous background of 9/11 and the American invasion of Afghanistan, the beginning of the book belongs to Zubaida's devoted father who, in defiance of all that he knew and in exhaustion of all that he had for the sole purpose of saving his little girl, almost eclipses the story of the child who held fast to life with her bare hands. TINY DANCER revealed a kindness in the American Armed Forces that I never would have dreamed existed as the process unfolded that brought the child to the United States and her salvation at great risk to her benefactors. Flacco's revelation of the 'domino' effect that supported Zubaida as she was rebuilt and reinvented in our country was compelling with a flow that kept me reading and missing it when I couldn't. TINY DANCER is graceful and powerful and at times, even funny. It's a glorious story with a large human heart and lean muscles. Anthony Flacco is showing great promise as a writer of creative non-fiction. I anticipate his next effort eagerly. To read TINY DANCER is to renew one's faith and to warm one's heart. She's a 21st Century Anne Frank who reveals that in spite of everything, there's good in all of us. ...Bill Jackson

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2005

    Can't wait for Tiny Dancer... the movie!

    Such a moving story! Anthony Flacco's vivid descriptions made me feel as if I were there every step of the way. This story will forever be etched in my heart as will Mohammed's love for his daughter, Zubaida. Zubaida's story is a true testament that people can work through language and cultural barriers to make a difference. Through the attempt to give 'peace' a chance, Zubaida gained a second chance on life. I hope there will be a movie of this story, it needs to be shared globally. Such a beautiful girl with an amazing will to live. I've purchased two more copies to pass on to my teenage sons. They can learn tons from Zubaida!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2005

    Miraculous and moving

    The riveting and touching story of a badly burned young Afghani girl's physical and emotional transformation . An insightful look at the differences of two cultures which ultimately reveals the humanity which makes them not so different at all. At times you feel as if you are right there inside Zubaida's head experiencing it all with her. A powerful true story of what can be achieved when good people refuse to turn a blind eye to the suffering of another. A beautiful testimony to the power and strength of the human spirit to survive and flourish through seemingly impossible odds. Read this book, you'll be glad you did!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2005

    A persect story of irony and humanity

    A story that in the end, makes you feel good about people. Tears of joy.

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