About the Book Inspired by true events, a master storyteller recounts the harrowing yet hopeful story of a family, a war, and a startling discovery. Full-color illustrations. Book Synopsis Inspired by real events, master storyteller Eve Bunting recounts the harrowing yet hopeful story of a family, a war--and a dazzling discovery. Review Quotes Dramatic and energetic . . . This is a universal story that testifies to life rising from the ashes.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) One can't help respecting Bunting for the sensitivity she brings to issues like war, poverty, race, and immigration.--The New York Times Book Review Compassionate, sobering, hopeful, and wise.--Child Magazine Against the story's grim backdrop, hopeful themes prevail.--Los Angeles Times -- About the Author EVE BUNTING is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including the Caldecott Medal--winning Smoky Night. She lives in Southern California. PETER SYLVADA's first picture book, A Symphony of Whales, won the Christopher Medal and was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children. He lives in Cardiff, California.