Sami and the Time of the Troubles

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A ten-year-old Lebanese boy balances his life in a war-torn city. "Lewin's watercolor illustrations capture contemporary Beirut with stunning clarity and drama . . . Unforgettable." -- School Library Journal, starred review

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Summary: The story, Sami and the Time of Troubles, focuses on a boy named Sami who is a ten year old living in his uncle's basement in Lebanon. Sami's family is dealing with the war around them and ... Read full review

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I did like this book because of the perspective that it made me think about. The story was during a war time in Lebanon. 10 year old Sami and his family all live in the basement of his uncle’s house ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Florence Parry Heide is the author of over seventy books for children. She is the mother of five, the grandmother of seven. She has teamed up with her daughter, Judith, to write Sami and the Time of the Troubles. Judith Heide Gilliland lived in Beirut for several years, and witnessed the way of life described in Sami. She and her husband Kim have two sons, Win and Donny.

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