Item description for Always With You (Eerdmans Books For Young Readers) by Ruth Vander Zee & Ron Himler...
Overview Orphaned at the age of four when her village in Vietnam is bombed, Kim is rescued by soldiers and raised in an orphanage, always finding comfort in her mothers last words--"Don't be afraid. I will always be with you."
Publishers Description After her mother is killed by an explosion that also destroys her Vietnam village, four-year-old Kim is alone and afraid. Eventually, she is rescued by soldiers who bring her to an orphanage.
Surrounded by the love of the couple who run the orphanage, the companionship of the children who live there, and her mother's promise, ?I will always be with you, ? Kim finds the strength and courage to survive.
This picture book for older readers, based on a true story from the Vietnam War, portrays the hope that exists in even the most desperate situations. Poignant illustrations capture the perseverance of the human spirit and the power of kindness.
Citations And Professional Reviews Always With You (Eerdmans Books For Young Readers) by Ruth Vander Zee & Ron Himler has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Kirkus Review - Children - 02/01/2008 page 154
Booklist - 02/15/2008 page 78
School Library Journal - 09/01/2008 page 160
Multicultural Review - 09/01/2008 page 79
Hornbook Guide to Children - 10/01/2008 page 319
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2008 page 319
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1569
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Studio: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.48" Width: 8.62" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Grade Level Middle School
Series Eerdmans Books For Young Readers
ISBN 0802852955 ISBN13 9780802852953
Availability 0 units.
More About Ruth Vander Zee & Ron Himler
Ruth Vander Zee, teacher and author, has also written Erika's Story, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti (Creative Editions), and Mississippi Morning, illustrated by Floyd Cooper (Eerdmans). Ruth lives in Miami, Florida.
Ruth Vander Zee currently resides in Miami, in the state of Florida.