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Matthews, L. S.
New York : Delacorte, 2004.
IL 5-8, RL 5.7
ISBN 0385902174
Tiger and her family thought they had more time to leave.  They knew the soldiers were coming but there were last minute details that needed to be taken care of.  As relief workers, they felt an obligation to stay as long as they could.  But then the soldiers came and they are forced to flee on foot with the help of a local guide.  Facing treacherous mud flats, wild animals, steep trails and fearing soldiers who would kill them, Tiger and her family set off on a journey of survival.  Before they leave, Tiger spots a fish in a puddle that is quickly drying out.  She doesn't know why, but she knows that she must bring the fish with them.  Join the family as they face incredible obstacles on their trek to freedom.
SUBJECTS:     Refugees -- Fiction.
                        War -- Fiction.
                        Survival -- Fiction.


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