Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan

Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan


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Eight-year-old Garang is tending cattle far from his family's home in southern Sudan when war comes to his village. Frightened but unharmed, he returns to find everything has been destroyed.Soon Garang meets other boys whose villages have been attacked. Before long they become a moving band of thousands, walking hundreds of miles seeking safety — first in Ethiopia and then in Kenya. The boys face numerous hardships and dangers along the way, but their faith and mutual support help keep the hope of finding a new home alive in their hearts.Based on heartbreaking yet inspirational true events in the lives of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Brothers in Hope is a story of remarkable and enduring courage, and an amazing testament to the unyielding power of the human spirit.

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ISBN-13: 9781584302322
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 120,154
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 8 Years

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Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
dpiacun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story about what these poor, poor boys went through gripped my heart, but I found the art okay. The boys homes were attacked and they were forced to flee for their lives. They fought to survive until one man offered to take them to United States years later. I can tell Christie was going for a more childish painting style of picture that fit a more African style art. However, a story like that grippes your heart pulls you in and so the pictures do not play as much of a role as the text.
dnati on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The incredible story about the thousands "Lost Boys of Sudan" who are forced to grow up too soon as they lose their families to war. These refugees ranging from age five to fifteen walk thousands of miles in search of safety. This book is a reminder of the hard lives that some endure for the simple necessities like food, shelter, family, education and safety that most of us take for granted.
kbuttry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a young boy from Sudan named Garang. War broke out in Sudan so he fled and hid in some trees. When he went back to his village, no parents were there only several young boys. They traveled to Ethiopia to be safe from war. When they got there, they went to school and stayed in a refugee camp. When war broke out in Ethiopia, the boys had to travel somewhere safe so they decided to go to Kenya. When they got to Kenya, Garang shared his story with a man named Tom, who had helped them with everything.I enjoyed this story because it is historical and teaches children a little about war. It let¿s children know what happened to some people long ago. The pictures in the book were illustrated nicely. For extension ideas in the classroom, I would have the students research the lost boys of Sudan and make a map of their journey. The could draw where they traveled and what they think it might have looked like when they got to where they were traveling.
kmeling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brought tears to my eyes! 30,000 Sudanese children traveled 1,000 miles in the mid-1980s in search of refuge and came to be known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. Mary Williams founded The Lost Boys Foundation in 2001, this story is based on the true story of the Lost Boys as told to Williams by the young men who lived it.
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PatriciaJL More than 1 year ago
Garang Deng is a little boy who grew up in southern Sudan. While tending to the animals, one day his village was attacked; Garang managed to escape and hid in the forest. While searching for his parents he finds thousands of boys looking for their families, instead of his own. The older boys of them decide the create groups, each with a leader, as none of them have ever been on their own before. Garang is asked to lead one group. Garang is at first afraid to be a leader but then remembers his father's advice as a young boy - to not fear. This group of young boy leaders then decide to walk to Ethiopia for help. To hide from the soldiers of war, they decide to travel by night and sleep by day. However, food and water is usually scarce. Garang also adopts a younger boy, named Chuti Bol, so they have someone to look over them. To help them take their minds off of their hunger and pain from being tired, they played games and told stories. They finally arrive at a refuge camp after crossing the Ethiopian border. At the camp they are fed and housed, and receive an education. They also were taught religion and faith at the camp. War then came to Ethiopia and the boys were forced to go back to Sudan; but they had to cross the raging Gilo River. After they crossed the river they arrived at another camp in Kenyon. After the camp's 'leader', Tom, left Garang took charge and tried to the keep the boys fed and educated; Chuti even helped him sometimes. Many years later Tom returned to the Camp to tell the boys that the U.S. offered them a home. Afraid of the future, Garang remembered his father's advice: "Your heart and mind are strong. There is nothing you cannot do." The illustrations look like paintings - you can see many of the brush strokes; with colors of browns and greens. The author has chosen to use very simple words and sentences to get across a very serious point of history - this thus makes it very easy to read. For children, I think this book does a really great job of presenting a very serious issue in other worlds while representing the characteristics that connect humans and children everywhere: help those in need and carry on.