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The day of the pelican [electronic resource]. Katherine Paterson.

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  • ISBN: 9780547417394 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2009.

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Summary, etc.: 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Meli Lleshi is positive that her drawing of her teacher with his pelican nose started it all. The Lleshis are Albanians living in Kosovo, a country trying to fight off Serbian oppressors, and suddenly they are homeless refugees. Old and young alike, they find their courage tested by hunger, illness, the long, arduous journey, and danger on every side. Then, unexpectedly, they are brought to America by a church group and begin a new life in a small Vermont town. The events of 9/11 bring more challenges for this Muslim family—but this country is their home now and there can be no turning back.A compassionate, powerful novel by a master storyteller.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
770 Lexile.
5.2 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Boston : Clarion Books, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 145 KB).
Subject: Juvenile Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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