Never Fall Down. by Patricia McCormick

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9780552567350: Never Fall Down. by Patricia McCormick

Eleven-year-old Arn is walking through the countryside in Cambodia. His whole town is walking with him. They're walking into one of the most tragic moments of history: the Killing Fields. Music will save him. Hope, luck and kindness will save him. This is his story. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an achingly raw and powerful novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace.

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When soldiers arrive in his hometown in Cambodia, Arn is just a kid, dancing to rock 'n' roll, hustling for spare change, and selling ice cream with his brother. 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, weak from hunger, malaria, or sheer exhaustion, dying before his eyes. He sees prisoners marched to a nearby mango grove, never to return. And he learns to be invisible to the sadistic Khmer Rouge who can give or take away life on a whim.

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. In order to survive, he must quickly master the strange revolutionary songs the soldiers demand—and steal food to keep the other kids alive. 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 from the Khmer Rouge, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier. He lives by the simple credo: "Over and over I tell myself one thing: Never fall down."

About the Author:

PATRICIA MCCORMICK is a former journalist who has won much acclaim for her compassionate approach to hard-hitting subjects. Patty lives in New York with her family. You can visit her online at www.pattymccormick.com. ARN CHORN-POND regularly gives talks about his experiences. He founded Children of War, an organization that helps children held hostage by war and violence. He is the recipient of Reebok Human Rights Award, Amnesty International Human Rights Award, the Kohl Foundation International Peace Prize, and the Spirit of Anne Frank Outstanding Citizen Award.

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Patricia McCormick
Verlag: Random House Children's Feb 2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0552567353 ISBN 13: 9780552567350
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Buchbeschreibung Random House Children's Feb 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A powerful novel about a young boy who survives the Killing Fields in Cambodia. Endorsed by Desmond Tutu, this is one of the only teen books in the UK to deal with this difficult topic. 'A gripping account of the inner turmoil of a child soldier' 'New York Times' Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780552567350

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