Last Airlift

A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War

By SKRYPUCH, Marsha Forchuk

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ISBN
978-0-9869495-4-8
Publisher
Pajama


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 3–6—Tuyet had little memory of her life before going to the orphanage where, at eight, she was one of the oldest children. She ate fish and rice, drank water, and could not remember ever seeing the sky. Her scars were from burns and injuries she could not remember, and polio left her leg weak. In April 1975, Tuyet's life changed forever as she became part of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2012

As the North Vietnamese entered Saigon, missionaries rushed to evacuate the most vulnerable orphans: healthy ones might find new homes, but "children with disabilities -- like Tuyet -- would be killed." Tuyet, eight, lame from polio, has cared for babies for as long as she can remember. With her help, fifty or so of these tiny orphans are loaded, two to a box, for what proved to be the last such flight to Canada; once there, it is Tuyet who shows their new caregivers that the wailing infants awaiting adop...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

In 1975 Saigon, missionaries evacuated vulnerable disabled orphans who would be killed; Tuyet, eight, lame from polio, helps get over fifty ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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