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Feiwel & Friends
Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 9780312367657256 Pages, Ages 10-14
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Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind.
In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.
Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope.
Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List, Hawaii Nene Book Award Master List, Book Sense Children's Pick, Kansas William Allen White Award Master List, Illinois Rebecca Caudill YR Choice Award ML, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CT Nutmeg Children's Book A ML, Connecticut Nutmeg Children's Book Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, School Library Best Books of the Year
When the flying boat
returns to earth at last,
I open my eyes
and gaze out the round window.
What is all the white? I whisper.
Where is all the world?
The helping man greets me
and there are many lines and...
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