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ISBN13: 9780312535636
ISBN10: 0312535635
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A man I helped to settle here

taught me a saying from Africa.

Ill bet you would like it:

A cow is God with a wet nose.

Kek comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived. Now shes missing, and Kek has been sent to a new home. In America, he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter—cold and unkind. But slowly he makes friends: a girl in foster care, an old woman with a rundown farm, and a sweet, sad cow that reminds Kek of home. As he waits for word of his mothers fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.

Synopsis:

The author of the bestselling Animorphs series (written under the name K.A. Applegate) delivers her first stand-alone literary novel: a beautifully wrought story about an African immigrant to America, who makes a journey from hardship to hope.

Synopsis:

A deeply poetic and affecting novel about the contemporary immigrant experience.

Synopsis:

Set in Sudan, this is a novel that tells two stories–one about a contemporary child who spends her days fetching water, the other about one of this African country's "lost boys." Simply and economically written, this account of the experiences of a young Sudanese refugee is suspenseful, poignant, and personal. The ending, which brings together the two separate narrative strands, is unexpected and moving. Includes a map, an afterword by the "lost boy" on whose story this is based (now living in Rochester, NY), and an author's note.

About the Author

Katherine Applegate is the author of several bestselling series, including Animorphs, as well as the picture book, The Buffalo Storm (Clarion).

Home of the Brave is Katherine Applegate’s first standalone novel. “In Kek’s story, I hope readers will see the neighbor child with a strange accent, the new kid in class from some faraway land, the child in odd clothes who doesn’t belong,” she says. “I hope they will see themselves.”

Ms. Applegate lives with her family in North Carolina.

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Carlyvt_99, January 4, 2009 (view all comments by Carlyvt_99)
This is a beautiful novel written in poetry form. The verses are exquisite, yet simple, and the subject matter is incredibly relevant. There are a number of Sudanese refugees in our community, and the book does a nice job showing some of the challenges faced by these individuals, both before they reach the states and after. I am going to be reading it with my students and am interested to hear their reactions.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312535636
Author:
Applegate, Katherine
Publisher:
Square Fish
Author:
Park, Linda Sue
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Family/General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 1 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 272 pages Square Fish - English 9780312535636 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of the bestselling Animorphs series (written under the name K.A. Applegate) delivers her first stand-alone literary novel: a beautifully wrought story about an African immigrant to America, who makes a journey from hardship to hope.
"Synopsis" by ,
A deeply poetic and affecting novel about the contemporary immigrant experience.
"Synopsis" by ,
Set in Sudan, this is a novel that tells two stories–one about a contemporary child who spends her days fetching water, the other about one of this African country's "lost boys." Simply and economically written, this account of the experiences of a young Sudanese refugee is suspenseful, poignant, and personal. The ending, which brings together the two separate narrative strands, is unexpected and moving. Includes a map, an afterword by the "lost boy" on whose story this is based (now living in Rochester, NY), and an author's note.
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