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Publisher's Summary

Kek comes from Africa. In America, he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He’s never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter - cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she’s missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: A girl who is in foster care, an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means “family” in his native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother’s fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.

©2007 Katherine Applegate (P)2007 Random House, Inc.

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"Precise, highly accessible language evokes a wide range of emotions and simultaneously tells an initiation story. A memorable inside view of an outsider." ( Publishers Weekly)

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A beautiful and touching story

This book touched on the hardships of escaping a war torn country in a sensitive and engaging way suitable for younger readers. My ten year old daughter enjoyed this as much as I did.

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This app\book makes a good way to do my project and yes I am in fifth grade

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Hope is Hard Work

Kek has the attitude of he's going to make it through this. He's going to try try again. A good part was when his class took the field trip to the petting zoo. I like the ending the best!

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AMAZING

It was amazing, I loved everything about it, best book ever. The concept of this book was hope.

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moo

loved it its a very good book . mooooooo best book ever . loved it