Goodbye, Vietnam (Paperback)

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    Gloria and her husband Joseph moved from Detroit to the woods of northern Michigan several years ago. Many of Gloria's books take place during the summer -- because she does a lot of her writing during the northern Michigan blizzards! Gloria has been telling stories for as long as she can remember. Before she could read or write, she used to dictate stories to her baby-sitter, who would type them out. Being an only child, many of Gloria's stories were about having a brother or sister. Gloria would like to have written Little Women, because Jo March was one of her role models growing up! Gloria once had a set of five guinea pigs, all named after Detroit Tiger baseball players!
    "When Mai's family discovers that Vietnam government soldiers will soon apprehend her father and grandmother, the family slips away in the night. They trudge through the swamps of the Mekong Delta toward the sea. The gut-wrenching trip to Hong Kong is just another step toward a new life, which the family eventually finds. Whelan's characters are distinctive, and her story is riveting, haunting, and memorable, reflecting the human virtues of determination, hope, love, and courage in the face of the most devastating of circumstances and injustices."--Booklist.

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    ISBN 9780679823766
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Asia
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 133
    Publisher Date 1993-11-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Yearling Books
    Copyright Year 1992
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.22 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Whelan, Gloria

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