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Wishes



by
Mu?n Th? Van
illustrated by
Victo Ngai

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Scholastic
Imprint
Orchard Books
ISBN
9781338305890
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An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home, from an acclaimed creative team.

Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on the littlest member of the family. Inspired by actual events in the author's life, this is a narrative that is both timely and timeless. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the story chronicles a family's difficult and powerful journey to pack up what they can carry and to leave their world behind, traveling to a new and unknown place in a crowded boat. With sparse, poetic, and lyrical text from acclaimed author Muon Thi Van, thoughtful back matter about the author's connection to the story, and luminous, stunning illustrations from Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree Victo Ngai, Wishes tells a powerful and timely story in a gentle and approachable way for young children and their families.

With themes of kindness, bravery, hope, and love running throughout Wishes is a must-have book for every child's bookshelf.Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Full-color illustrations. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 11"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

AD130L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Muon Van. Family. Vietnamese refugees. Immigrants. Twentieth-century US history. Wishes. Emigration and immigration.

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