Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival

byMarsha Forchuk SkrypuchIllustratorBrian Deines

September 22, 2016|
Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
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The award-winning first picture book to recount the dramatic true story of a refugee family’s perilous escape from Vietnam

It is 1981. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with 60 Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leaking; the drinking water is nearly gone. This is the dramatic true story recounted by Tuan Ho, who was six years old when he, his mother, and two sisters dodged the bullets of Vietnam’s military police for the perilous chance of boarding that boat.

Told to multi-award-winning author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and illustrated by the celebrated Brian Deines, Tuan’s story has become Adrift At Sea, the first picture book to describe the flight of Vietnam’s “Boat People” refugees.

Illustrated with sweeping oil paintings and complete with an expansive Author’s Note, this non-fiction picture book comes as the world continues to grapple with the plight of refugees risking all for the chance at safety and a new life.

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is the multi-award winning author of historical fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with her Family was a USBBY Outstanding International Book, and ILA Notable Book for a Global Society, and an NCTA Freeman Book Award honorable mentio...
Title:Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival
Product dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 10 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 10 X 0.3 in
Published:September 22, 2016
Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.
Appropriate for ages:6 - 8
ISBN - 13:9781772780055

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