Gleam and Glow

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
15 Reviews
It's too dangerous to stay any longer--the war is coming closer. Viktor, little Marina, and Mama must pack what they can carry and flee their home. As they trudge beside the other refugees, Viktor worries about what lies ahead, and what he's left behind--his room, his books, the fish Marina loves so much. Even worse, his papa is off fighting with the Liberation Army and doesn't know they've left home. How will Papa ever find them now?
Inspired by real events, master storyteller Eve Bunting recounts the harrowing yet hopeful story of a family, a war--and a dazzling discovery.

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Although inspired by true events, Eve Bunting's version has made this touching story accessible to all people. Anyone that has ever been forced to uproot his or her lives and venture on to the ... Read full review

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Really wonderful book about war -- about impending war, fleeing war, spending time in camps and returning. Beautiful, hopeful, inexpressibly sad, and appropriate even for very young readers. Inspiring ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

EVE BUNTING is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night. Her numerous honors include the prestigious Kerlan Award for her body of work. Ms. Bunting lives in Southern California.

PETER SYLVADA graduated from the 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.

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