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Bunting, Eve.
San Diego : Harcourt, 2001
IL K-3, RL 3.0
ISBN 0152025960
My name is Marina and I live in Bosnia.  Our country is fighting in a war and my father has left to join in the fight.  A family came by yesterday on the way to a refugee camp and gave me some fish.  Look at them.  I named one of them Gleam and one Glow.  Aren't they beautiful?  My mom says we will have to leave soon because it is getting too dangerous to stay any longer the war is coming closer.  My brother, Viktor says we will have to leave my fish in the pond behind our house.  They are so beautiful and I don't want to leave them. Inspired by real events, Bunting presents the difficult topic of war with clarity and sensitivity.   Read this beautiful book about a family, a war and a dazzling discovery found when they return home.
Prepared by:  Leigh Ann Vitale for South Carolina Children's Book Award
SUBJECTS:     War -- Fiction.
                        Fishes -- Fiction.


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