Never Fall Down
Never Fall Down    -     By: Patricia McCormick
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 1.11 X 6.11 (inches)
ISBN: 0061730955
ISBN-13: 9780061730955

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Publisher's Description

This National Book Award nominee from two-time finalist Patricia McCormick is the unforgettable story of Arn Chorn-Pond, who defied the odds to survive the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and the labor camps of the Khmer Rouge.

Based on the true story of Cambodian advocate Arn Chorn-Pond, and authentically told from his point of view as a young boy, this is an achingly raw and powerful historical novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace. It includes an author's note and acknowledgments from Arn Chorn-Pond himself.

When soldiers arrive in his hometown, Arn is just a normal little boy. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever.

Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children dying before his eyes. One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn's never played a note in his life, but he volunteers.

This decision will save his life, but it will pull him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Author Bio

Patricia McCormick is a former journalist and a two-time National Book Award finalist whose books include Cut, Sold, Never Fall Down, The Plot to Kill Hitler, Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero, and the young readers edition of I Am Malala. Patricia lives in New York. You can visit her online at www.pattymccormick.com.

Editorial Reviews

“While never shying from the ugliness and brutality of this genocide, McCormick crafts a powerful tribute to the human spirit.”
“Powerfully, hauntingly unforgettable.”
Praise for PURPLE HEART: “Gripping details of existence in a war zone bring this to life.”
“This compelling chronicle deserves to be widely read, discussed, and reflected upon by a generation of young people who may be largely unaware of this dark chapter in world history.”
“A gripping account of the inner turmoil of a child soldier.”
“McCormick’s novel is one that needs to be read.”
“One of the most inspiring and powerful books I’ve ever read. Never Fall Down can teach us all about finding the courage to speak our truth and change the world.”
“Following the pattern of excellence McCormick began with her novel SOLD, she has created another amazing story through skilled and patient research.”
“Arn Chorn Pond is a fast-talking dynamo with endless energy and zest for life. In Never Fall Down, Patricia McCormick captures brilliantly the man, his heart, and his passion to make Cambodia and our world a better place for all. Arn’s against-all-odds survival story and McCormick’s crisp prose gripped me from the first page to the very end.”
Praise for PURPLE HEART: “In this suspenseful psychological thriller…McCormick raises moral questions without judgment and will have readers examining not only this conflict but the nature of heroism and war.”
Praise for PURPLE HEART: “McCormick builds the plot subtly and carefully with rich, spare prose.”

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