The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson buy used Used & Rare price $6.74 new from$9.99 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Softcover Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0547406274 ISBN - 13:9780547406275 Seller Comments: Ex-Library Book-will contain Library Markings. A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. From the Publisher 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder AwardMeli Lleshi is positive that her drawing of her teacher with his pelican nose started it all. The Lleshis are Albanians living in Kosovo, a country trying to fight off Serbian oppressors, and suddenly they are homeless refugees. Old and young alike, they find their courage tested by hunger, illness, the long, arduous journey, and danger on every side. Then, unexpectedly, they are brought to America by a church group and begin a new life in a small Vermont town. The events of 9/11 bring more challenges for this Muslim family--but this country is their home now and there can be no turning back.A compassionate, powerful novel by a master storyteller.