Gleam and Glowby Eve Bunting
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It's too dangerous to stay any longer-the war is coming closer. Viktor, little Marina, and Mama must pack what they can carry and flee their home. As they trudge beside the other refugees, Viktor worries about what lies ahead, and what he's left behind-his room, his books, the fish Marina loves so much. Even worse, his papa is off fighting with the Liberation Army and doesn't know they've left home. How will Papa ever find them now?
Inspired by real events, master storyteller Eve Bunting recounts the harrowing yet hopeful story of a family, a war-and a dazzling discovery. 11 X 9. Full-color illustrations
Author Biography: EVE BUNTING is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night. Her numerous honors include the prestigious Kerlan Award for her body of work. Ms. Bunting lives in Southern California.
PETER SYLVADA graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His first picture book, A Symphony of Whales, won the Christopher Medal and was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book and a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book. He lives in Cardiff, California.
Inspired by a real incident from the Bosnian war, this haunting story tells of a refugee family's flight, the pair of goldfish the kids leave behind, and the surprise that awaits when they return. Compassionate, sobering, hopeful, and wise, the tale is played out against the bittersweet backdrop of rich, luminous oil paintings.
"One can't help respecting Bunting for the sensitivity she brings to issues like war, poverty, race, and immigration."The New York Times Book Review
"Compassionate, sobering, hopeful, and wise."Child Magazine
"Against the story's grim backdrop, hopeful themes prevail."Los Angeles Times
Meet the Author
EVE BUNTING is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including the Caldecott Medalwinning Smoky Night. She lives in Southern California.
PETER SYLVADA 's first picture book, A Symphony of Whales, won the Christopher Medal and was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children. He lives in Cardiff, California.
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I love this book and it was so easy to read
The story takes place in the country side, where this family has to move to the sloiders don't want people on some land. Unless you go to the border your going to be killed in your own home by being burned, so if your in the story you need to get to the border!I like this book because Ilearned you can't take everything you like.