The Day of the Pelican
ISBN: 0547406274
EAN13: 9780547406275
Language: English
Publication Date: September 20, 2010
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 0.90" H x 7.40" L x 5.10" W
Weight: 0.30 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
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.