Like Water on Stone

Like Water on Stone

eBook - 2014
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Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse calls this story for readers of The Book Thief and Between Shades of Gray "a fine and haunting work." Blending magical realism and lyrical free verse, this is an intense survival story of three siblings caught up in the horrific events of the Armenian genocide of 1915. It is 1914, and the Ottoman Empire is crumbling into violence. Beyond Anatolia, in the Armenian Highlands, Shahen Donabedian dreams of going to New York. Sosi, his twin sister, never wants to leave her home, especially now that she is in love. At first, only Papa, who counts Turks and Kurds among his closest friends, stands in Shahen's way. But when the Ottoman pashas set their plans to eliminate all Armenians in motion, neither twin has a choice. After a horrifying attack leaves them orphaned, Shahen and Sosi flee into the mountains, carrying their little sister, Mariam. Shahen keeps their parents' fate a secret from his sisters. But the children are not alone. An eagle named Ardziv watches over them as they run at night and hide each day, making their way across mountain ridges and rivers red with blood. "A heartbreaking tale of familial love, blind trust, and the crushing of innocence. A fine and haunting work." 'Karen Hesse, Newbery Medal'winning author of Out of the Dust "This eloquent verse novel brings one of history's great tragedies to life." 'Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor'winning author of The Surrender Tree From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780385373296
0385373295
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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JCLChrisK Dec 29, 2015

The poetry presentation didn't work so well for me, but it's a very powerful story.

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Maryam_kh2378
Dec 24, 2014

i really like this book :)

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