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Brother's Keeper

Brother's Keeper (Hardback)

By Lee, Julie

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Two children must escape North Korea on their own in this harrowing novel based on a true story. North Korea. December, 1950. Twelve-year-old Sora and her family live under an iron set of rules: No travel without a permit. No criticism of the government. No absences from Communis...t meetings. Wear red. Hang pictures of the Great Leader. Don't trust your neighbors. Don't speak your mind. You are being watched. But war is coming, war between North and South Korea, between the Soviets and the Americans. War causes chaos--so war is the perfect time to escape. The plan is simple: Sora and her family will walk for weeks from their tiny northern village to the South Korean city of Busan--if they can avoid napalm, frostbite, border guards, and enemy soldiers. But they can't. And when an incendiary bombing breaks the family apart, Sora and her little brother Young must get to South Korea on their own. Can a twelve-year-old girl and her eight-year-old brother survive three hundred miles of warzone in winter? Based on the incredible true experience of the author's mother as a refugee during the Korean War, Brother's Keeper offers readers a view into a vanished world and a closed nation.
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ISBN 9780823444946
Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays

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ISBN-13 9780823444946
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Holiday House Inc
Released 15 Jul 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lee, Julie
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 380g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Korea North - Juvenile fiction - History - 1948-1994, Refugees, Korean War, 1950-1953, Family life - Korea, Korea (North) - History - 20th century
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile