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Author Matthews, L. S. (Laura S.)
Title Fish / L.S. Matthews.
Pub Info New York : Delacorte Press, 2004.
book jacket
 Barnstable (Sturgis) Juv.  J FICTION MAT     AVAILABLE
Descript 183 p. ; 20 cm.
Audience 910L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 5.4 5 5 79068
Summary As fighting closes in on the village where Tiger's parents have been working, the three of them and a mysterious guide set out on a difficult journey to safety. My story starts the day that my parents told me we must leave our adopted home forever. Because of the soldiers and the drought we barely had enough to eat and we could no longer stay to help the people in our village. Right before we were leaving I saw a fish in a small brown puddle and I knew I had to take it with me. The journey would be hard to get across the mountains-to the safety of the border and the people there who could help us. Yet when I put the fish in the pot I never realized what we would have to face. It never occurred to me to leave Fish behind. A subtle and sophisticated exploration of life, the strength of humanity, and survival in an unforgiving world, Fish is a story that will teach those who doubt that, when hope is almost extinguished, miracles can happen.
Subject Refugees -- Fiction.
War -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
ISBN 0385731809 (trade)
0385902174 (GLB)