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Inspired by real events, master storyteller Eve Bunting recounts the harrowing yet hopeful story of a family, a war--and a dazzling discovery.
About the Author
Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
PETER SYLVADA graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His first picture book, A Symphony of Whales, won the Christopher Medal and was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book and a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book. He lives in Cardiff, California.
"Dramatic and energetic . . . This is a universal story that testifies to life rising from the ashes."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"One can't help respecting Bunting for the sensitivity she brings to issues like war, poverty, race, and immigration."--The New York Times Book Review
"Compassionate, sobering, hopeful, and wise."--Child Magazine
"Against the story's grim backdrop, hopeful themes prevail."--Los Angeles Times