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GLEAM AND GLOW
San Diego : Harcourt, 2001
IL K-3, RL 3.0
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
War -- Fiction.
Fishes -- Fiction.
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