Goodbye, Vietnam

Goodbye, Vietnam

by Gloria Whelan

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"When Mai's family discovers that Vietnam government soldiers will soon apprehend her father and grandmother, the family slips away in the night. They trudge through the swamps of the Mekong Delta toward the sea. The gut-wrenching trip to Hong Kong is just another step toward a new life, which the family eventually finds. Whelan's characters are distinctive, and her story is riveting, haunting, and memorable, reflecting the human virtues of determination, hope, love, and courage in the face of the most devastating of circumstances and injustices."—Booklist.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679823766
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/28/1993
Edition description: Reprinted Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 207,089
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gloria and her husband Joseph moved from Detroit to the woods of northern Michigan several years ago.  Many of Gloria's books take place during the summer — because she does a lot of her writing during the northern Michigan blizzards!  Gloria has been telling stories for as long as she can remember.  Before she could read or write, she used to dictate stories to her baby-sitter, who would type them out.  Being an only child, many of Gloria's stories were about having a brother or sister.  Gloria would like to have written Little Women, because Jo March was one of her role models growing up!  Gloria once had a set of five guinea pigs, all named after Detroit Tiger baseball players!

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Goodbye, Vietnam 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
mrsdwilliams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thirteen year old Mai narrates the story of her family's flight from their small village in Vietnam. They leave on a rickety, crowded boat headed for the safety of Hong Kong. A peek into the lives of immigrants.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read steal away home or number the stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ok some parts are boring but i guess i enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book.After I read this book, I was thinking about my self. I am a Chinese girl who just been America for 2 years. I came here not because the war like Sundara's. I am quite different from her. But I had the same conflict as she had. It was about the culture. I tried to like an American boy before, but my parent didn't know that. Becuase I am sure that they will not be allowed me to do that! I was keeping secretly with him. Still, I couldn't done it, they found out finally!I think this really a good book for kids to read. Let them understand the conflicts of people who just come to America from other different coutries. And life is not an easy thing for everyone who lives in the world. We have to work on our lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book. I liked this book, because it was a story told by a thirteen-year-old girl. It was very clear, brief, and easy to understand book for a young reader. It was very sad how little girls had to experience so much wrong in the world. They also still have a long hard life in front of them if they were lucky to survive. It was good and exiting book. It really touched me how hard it was to live back then. I think I am very lucky that I have a better life then they did. That book was very sad. If you like books told by kids your age I think this is a wonderful book for you.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ HOLES IT IS SOOOO GOOD this is ok too : )