Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson

"Terrible things should never happen in springtime."

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Summary: In 1998 when the Kosovo hostilities escalate, thirteen-year-old Meli's life as an ethnic Albanian, changes forever after her brother escapes his Serbian captors and the entire family flees from one refugee camp to another until they are able to immigrate to America.

Publisher: Clarion Books; 144 pages


Athenagirl said...

Wasn't this published last year?

Mary said...

Yes, you are right. The Day of the Pelican was published in 2009. My apologies! I'll take it off the list of books up for discussion this year.