Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012.
571 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Set in Khmer Rouge-era Cambodia, this story follows seven-year-old Raami and her family as civil war forces them from their beloved home in Phnom Penh. With starvation, labor camps, and death now part of her everyday life, Raami finds comfort only in the beauty and hope of her father's mythical tales and poems.