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UNDER THE SUN: A novel based on true stories of survival during war by [Dorros, Arthur]
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War separates Ehmet from his family, forcing the resourceful teenager to draw on all of his skills to survive in a countryside of many hidden dangers. He navigates by night, collects edible plants, starts cooking fires with a binocular lens and finds friends to help shelter him. He makes his way across war-torn Bosnia and Croatia to a place he’s heard rumors of, a village of young people living in peace.

Part My Side of the Mountain and part The Red Badge of Courage, this timely novel shows a boy coming of age in a time of war who finds within himself the bravery to traverse a divided country, and to start a new life.

“A compelling tale.” –The Horn Book

“The facts are astonishing, and the contemporary war docunovel will grab readers.” –Booklist

About the Author

Arthur Dorros, author of many highly touted and best-selling picture books, has written his first novel. To research this book, he traveled extensively in the Balkans and lived briefly in "The Children's Village," which features prominently in the story. His previous books have been named ALA Notables, CBC-NCSS Notables, NYPL Best Books, and more. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4175 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MP1ID2Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Laura C. Perenic
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