Sami and the Time of the Troubles
Sami and the Time of the Troubles   -     By: Florence Parry Heide, Judith Heide Gilliland
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1995 / Paperback

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"Three marvelous collaborators offer a powerful, poinant book. Heide and Gilliland's lyrically written, haunting story makes clear that war threatens not only the physical existence but affects the human spirit as well. Lewin's watercolor illustrations capture contemporary Beirut with stunning clarity and drama...Unforgettable." Review from School Library Journal.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 0395720850
ISBN-13: 9780395720851
Ages: 8-12

Publisher's Description

A ten-year-old Lebanese boy balances his life in a war-torn city.

Author Bio

Florence Parry Heide is the author of over seventy books for children. She is the mother of five, the grandmother of seven. She has teamed up with her daughter, Judith, to write Sami and the Time of the Troubles. 
Judith Heide Gilliland lived in Beirut for several years, and witnessed the way of life described in Sami. She and her husband Kim have two sons, Win and Donny. 

Editorial Reviews

"An outstanding book." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers

"Lewin's watercolor illustrations capture contemporary Beirut with stunning clarity and drama . . . Unforgettable." School Library Journal, Starred

"A child caught up in the terror of wartime: that's the subject of this compelling picture book. . . . This may be Lewin's best work yet. Against both the shadows and the brilliantly colored patterns, the portraits of Sami and his family are lit with beauty." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"Lewin's watercolor illustrations capture contemporary Beirut with stunning clarity and drama . . . Unforgettable."
"A child caught up in the terror of wartime: that's the subject of this compelling picture book. . . . This may be Lewin's best work yet. Against both the shadows and the brilliantly colored patterns, the portraits of Sami and his family are lit with beauty."

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