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Home of the Brave (Reprint) (Paperback) (Katherine Applegate)

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A man I helped to settle heretaught me a saying from Africa.I'll bet you would like it:A cow is God with a wet nose.

Kek comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived. Now she's missing, and Kek has been sent to a new home. In America, he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter--cold and unkind. But slowly he makes friends: a girl in foster care, an old woman with a rundown farm, and a sweet, sad cow that reminds Kek of home. As he waits for word of his mother's fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.

Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, until he finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner. Reprint.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 267
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / Africa, Social Issues / Emigration + Immigration
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Katherine Applegate
Language: English
Street Date: December 23, 2008
TCIN: 12713880
UPC: 9780312535636
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-8633
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