Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival

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Tuan lives in a place where life isn’t very good and a lot of people are getting killed. His mother tells him that they are going on a boat to escape. His father and oldest sister already left, but his youngest sister is too young to go, and Tuan is very sad that he has to leave her. That night, they secretly escape, but the guards shoot at them while they are trying to get to the boats. Finally they make it to the boats, but they don’t have enough water and their boat’s motor stops working. They are afraid that they will die out on the ocean, but finally they are rescued.

This book is true, and it is really sad. It was really scary for Tuan to try to escape, and the worst thing was that his family couldn’t be together for a long time. The pictures really help you understand how it would have felt. This is a good book to help you understand how people feel and the things they have to do if they feel like they need to run away from bad things that are happening where they live.

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Author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch • Brian Deines, Illustrator • Tuan Ho, Contributor
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Pajama Press
Publish Date 2016-11-11
ISBN 9781772780055
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Issue November 2016
Category Children's


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