"Fleeing from the Khmer Rouge soldiers, Vithy becomes separated from his older brother, Mang, as they escape from Cambodia into Thailand. . . . As Vithy makes the dangerous journey, he comes to rely on his own wits and instincts. Historical novel, adventure, and character study, this book takes readers to another place and time".--Booklist. American Bookseller Pick of the Lists; NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; Bank Street Child Study Children's Book Assn. Children's Book of the Year.