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The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson

The Day of the Pelican

by Katherine Paterson

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Didn't finish - maybe another time, but after just a few pp it reminded me too much of the WWII Holocaust stories and all the Karen Hesse I've been reading lately, and I just need a break.
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 5, 2016 |
Paterson does a great job with a time and place that is not often covered in childrens' books. ( )
  librarian1204 | Apr 26, 2013 |
insight into the Albanian genocide by Serbians in Kosovo, harrowing yet hopeful; some universal themes make this a good choice for book discussion. ( )
  lindap69 | Apr 5, 2013 |
Read the ARC. Excellent story about Muslim refugees in Kosovo. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Maine Student Book Award Nominee 2010-2011

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  scote23 | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Meli Lleshi is positive that her drawing of her teacher with his pelican nose started it all. The Lleshis are Albanians living in Kosovo, a country trying to fight off Serbian oppressors, and suddenly they are homeless refugees. Old and young alike, they find their courage tested by hunger, illness, the long, arduous journey, and danger on every side. Then, unexpectedly, they are brought to America by a church group and begin a new life in a small Vermont town. The events of 9/11 bring more challenges for this Muslim family--but this country is their home now and there can be no turning back.A compassionate, powerful novel by a master storyteller.

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In 1998 when the Kosovo hostilities escalate, thirteen-year-old Meli's life as an ethnic Albanian, changes forever after her brother escapes his Serbian captors and the entire family flees from one refugee camp to another until they are able to immigrate to America.… (more)

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