Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob by Jenny JaeckelSiberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob by Jenny Jaeckel

Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob

byJenny JaeckelIllustratorJenny Jaeckel

Paperback | November 11, 2014

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Told through the animal characters, this graphic memoir is a coming of age story that takes place during a unique historical moment and tells the tale of one young person’s journey of discovery and cultural immersion. In 1988, two years before the end of the Cold War, the US and the USSR held the world at nuclear ransom. Meanwhile, grassroots organizing is bringing American and Soviet youth together in missions of peace. What can a group of teenagers, on a raft on Siberia's Ob River, hope to accomplish?
Jenny Jaeckel has worked as a translator, Spanish teacher, graphics teacher, and an editor. She is the author and illustrator of For the Love of Meat, Odd Pieces, and Spot 12. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Title:Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River ObFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.75 × 7.75 × 0.3 inPublished:November 11, 2014Publisher:Raincloud PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941203043

ISBN - 13:9781941203040

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive Siberiak, a graphic novel of a first hand account of American kids visiting the USSR in 1988. I was originally not taken with the graphics but the story is really well told and I came to appreciate the simplicity of the artwork which carried the emotion of the event. An amazing moment in time and an experience I am glad the author shared.
Date published: 2016-12-27

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