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Under the Sun (Paperback)

Author:  Arthur Dorros
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0810992507
ISBN-13: 9780810992504
Sku: 202057991
Publish Date: 3/1/2006
Pages:  234
Age Range:  15 to 19
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"
From the Publisher:
Chronicles the harrowing journey of Ehmet, a thirteen-year-old boy from Sarajevo who gets caught up in the ethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.Part My Side of the Mountain and part The Red Badge of Courage, a gripping journey of survival across a country at war
This book compiles the various writings, including essays, poems, confessions, and memoirs, of nearly 40 murderers, some well known, some not. Accompanied by introductory passages, these texts serve as something of an insight into the mind of a psychopathic personality, and show that, more than anything, there really is nothing extraordinary about the inner workings of these men and women--that they are, in fact, not so different from the rest of us.


Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"[A]n action-packed, fast-paced narrative with a satisfyingly optimistic outcome." 02/01/2005

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   11
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0234
Product attributePublisher:   ABRAMS
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