Peacebound Trains

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By Haemi Balgassi
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Peacebound Trains
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While her mother is in the army, Sumi is living with her grandmother, on East Blossom Hill. Perched on her favorite rock, Sumi watches trains wind through the valley below, hears the lonely sound of their whistles piercing the air, and longs for the day her mother will return. The train whistle reminds Sumis grandmother of a time when a train played an important role in her life too: long ago in Korea, when she and her family escaped Seoul at the last moment before the war came. In poetic language and exquisite paintings, PEACEBOUND TRAINS evokes the landscape and people of Korea and a special grandmothergranddaughter relationship.

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3049 words3,049 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile AD620LLexile AD620L
Grade 3 to 4Grade 3 to 4
Published 2000Published 2000

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Book ISBN:

0618040307

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