|Part "My Side of the Mountain" and part "The Red Badge of Courage," a gripping journey of survival across a country at war |
From Arthur Dorros, author of many highly-acclaimed picture books, comes this thrilling first novel.
Thirteen-year-old Ehmet, separated from his parents by the violence in his native Bosnia, travels alone across the country to a place he's heard rumors of, a village of children living in peace. Along the way, Ehmet uses all his skills, remembered and read, to find food, shelter, direction, and a new life for himself.
This important and timely book, based on extensive travel and research, shows readers the cost of war and the importance of young people in building peace.
Praise for "Under the Sun"
"With vivid description and telling detail that speaks of the extensive research, Dorros pulls the reader into a fictional story that has the chilling ring of truth."--"The Oregonian"
"A story that transcends setting to chronicle the adaptability and creativity of young adults everywhere."--"Pages Magazine"
"The facts are astonishing, and the contemporary war docunovel will grab readers."--"Booklist"