A Path of Stars

A Path of Stars

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570917356
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 659,886
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Anne Sibley O'Brien has illustrated more than twenty picture books, including WHAT WILL YOU BE, SARA MEE? and the Jamaica series by Juanita Havill. Anne has also illustrated a number of her own books, including THE LEGEND OF HONG KIL DONG: THE ROBINHOOD OF KOREA, AFTER GANDHI: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE, and A PATH OF STARS. She lives on Peaks Island, Maine.

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Later in the spring, before the phone call came, Lok Yeay watched me and Kiri after school. “When your mother was just a baby, as small as your brother is now,” Lok Yeay said, “there was a day the birds stopped singing, a day the soldiers came.”
            She sat still, and her hands stopped sewing. She didn’t see me or my brother. She was deep inside, inside a sad, sad story.
            After a time, she raised her head and began again. “Four years later, we ran from the war. By then I had only two people left—my brother, who is your Lok Ta, and my little daughter, who is your mother. We took turns carrying her on our back, just the way you are carrying your brother."

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