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Children of the River (Laurel-Leaf Contemporary Fiction)


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"The approach I take with my writing is to have my work reflect real life, and yet be shaped into the best story possible. I feel that a powerful piece of fiction can often convey an emotional truth more compellingly than a strictly factual version."--Linda Crew

Linda Crew is a recipient of the IRA Children's Book Award and the Golden Kite Award, and her books have been named ALA Notables as well as ALA Best Books.

Linda Crew didn't always have to be a writer. In fact, while attending junior high school in the early sixties, this award-winning author wanted to be a folksinger. By high school, when it bad become apparent to her that she really couldn't sing, she decided to become an actress. Then, at the University of Oregon, her theatrical ambitions evaporated. At her mother's suggestion, Crew switched her major to journalism--and loved it.

Crew's training was in journalism--interviewing, researching, and marketing--and she was encouraged to present the facts accurately and without fuss. But her assigmnents always ended up full of dialogue and she "had this compelling urge to make a story just a little better than the way it happened." Thus, her talent for writing fiction was born.

After college, Linda Crew married her husband Herb and settled on a farm in her home state of Oregon, where the couple still resides today with their three children. Crew leads a full, busy life and admits, "It's difficult sometimes to carve out the time for writing with so many other demands, but it's important for me to do some living. After all, what could a person possibly write about if she spent all day closeted in front of her computer?"

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Long Time Passing

Children of the River

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

An IRA Children's Book Award

A Golden Kite Award

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

Fire on the Wind

Maine Student Book Award Master List 1996-1997

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List 1996-1997

Nekomah Creek

An ALA Notable Children's Book

Nekomah Creek Christmas

Author Fun Facts

Previous jobs: Florist, mail carrier, visitor center receptionist for the Forest Service at Cape Perpetua

Pets: One lively black cat named Goblin

Favorite . . .

. . . hobbies? I like theater. I enjoy working with dried flowers, also sewing, especially creative things like doll clothes and costumes. I am notorious in my house for going overboard on costumes!

. . . foods? chocolate!

. . . clothes to wear? jeans or long dresses

. . . colors? green, of course! I'm an Oregonian.

. . . books? good children's books

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Haley, November 28, 2012 (view all comments by Haley)
I loved the book Children of The River. This book will grab your heart. It tells a story that will make you laugh, cry, and gasp. It keeps you on the edge of your seat at all times. Children of The River will keep you captivated until the very end. It is a love story about a boy and a girl who have to hide their feelings because of their backgrounds. It is set in Portland Oregon, about a family who escaped the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The main character is Sundara, a teenage girl who has to deal with so much more than a typical high school student. It’s about the struggles that her family face when they come to America. “That’s not surprising. You’d need a powerful dream to sustain yourself through all that time in the camp. Day after day you’d be promising yourself your troubles would be over if you could only get to America. And then, of course, it doesn't turn out that way.” pg. 64. This book is amazing and I could read it over and over. I would recommend this book to anyone.This book teaches that you can get through anything if you trust and respect your family. It also teaches that you need to follow your heart and do what feels right.
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Crew, Linda
Laurel Leaf Library
New York :
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Social Situations - Adolescence
Asian americans
Khmers -- Fiction.
Social Issues - Adolescence
General Juvenile Fiction
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
fiction;cambodia;ya;young adult;historical fiction;romance;immigration;sonlight 300;asian american;realistic fiction;multicultural;20th century
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Laurel-Leaf Contemporary Fiction
Series Volume:
no. 36
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 7
6.99x4.17x.61 in. .25 lbs.
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