The Day of the Pelican (Paperback)

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A Kosovo family is brought to America by a church group and begin a new life in a small Vermont town. But the events of 9/11 bring more challenges for this Muslim family.

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780547406275
SKU 214414676
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0547406274
Release Date 9/20/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
Katherine Paterson
Born to German-American missionary parents, Katherine Womeldorf moved frequently during her childhood. As an adult, she followed in her parents' footsteps and served as a missionary in Japan. She received a fellowship to study at Union Theological Seminary where she met her future husband, John Paterson, a Presbyterian minister. Her 1975 book, THE MASTER PUPPETEER, won the National Book Award. She wrote one of her best-known books, THE BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA, in response to the death of her son's best friend. It won the Newbery Medal in 1978. In 1981 she won her second Newbery Medal, this time for JACOB HAVE I LOVED.
Praise
"In this powerful, finely crafted novel, Paterson unveils the experience of Muslim Albanians in the Kosovo war through her memorable heroine, Meli, who turns 11 just as her family flees genocide...Paterson offers a realistic and provocative account of these refugees' plight, balanced by the hope of new beginnings and the resilience of the human spirit."
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Annotation Katherine Paterson turns her penetrating gaze to the issues of Muslim refugees in 9/11 America with this moving, introspective novel. Fearing that her Albanian, Muslim family's homelessness was caused by a drawing she did of her teacher, Meli Lleshi finds her life changed forever when she emigrates to America. Paterson is also the author of the children's classic THE BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA.
Editors Note 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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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0145
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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