One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way

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An affecting sequel to Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War. Tuyet cannot believe her good fortune. Brought up in a Vietnamese orphanage and rescued from the invading North Vietnamese army, she has been adopted by a kind and loving family in Canada. Tuyet feels safe at last as she adjusts to a new language and unfamiliar customs. But polio has left her with a weak leg, and her foot is turned inward, making walking painful and difficult. There is only one answer; she must have a series of operations. Her dread of doctors and hospitals brings back troubling memories of helicopters, a field hospital, and another operation in Vietnam. It won't stop Tuyet, despite her fears and her overwhelming shyness. She has always dreamed of having two straight legs, of walking and running, of playing with other children, of owning a pair of shoes that actually match. Now that she has been given a chance, Tuyet is determined to do what it takes to finally stand on her own two feet.

Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Pajama Press
Publish Date
February 01, 2013
Pages
93
Dimensions
6.37 X 0.53 X 8.04 inches | 0.58 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781927485019
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About the Author

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is the author of two previous young adult novels - The Hunger (1999) and Hope's War (2001), which was nominated for the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award. Skrypuch is also the author of three picture books for children. She lives in Brantford, Ontario with her husband and son, and has a BA in English and an MLS.

Reviews

Readers of this moving refugee story will celebrate as well.--Kirkus Reviews
One Step at a Time is a good choice for sensitive young readers interested in non-fiction about other children, other cultures, and recent history . . . The book is likely to encourage many questions and wide-ranging discussion in a reading group, and the story is highly likeable.--Resource Links
Readers 8 to 11 years old will marvel at Tuyet's perseverance and laugh at moments when she reveals her unfamiliarity with Canadian customs, such as when Tuyet doesn't understand why her first-ever birthday cake is 'on fire.'--Good News Toronto
An inspiring story that will appeal to a wide audience.--School Library Journal
Tuyet's quiet perseverance is inspiring . . .--Publishers Weekly
Along with the true personal story, the facts about polio across the globe, past and present, will grip readers.--ALA Booklist
Readers [who enjoyed Last Airlift] will be just as riveted to this quieter but no-less-moving story as Tuyet bravely dreams of being able to run and play . . .--The Horn Book Magazine
Step by step, Skrypuch shows with forthright clarity how Tuyet becomes her own very best hero.--Booksdragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
The cover of the book and the red shoes pictured take on a very special meaning by the end of this heart-warming book that will leave readers in tears.--International Reading Association Reading Today Online
Skrypuch . . . does a good job of portraying Tuyet's feelings as she faces the uncertainties of a new country, a new home and frightening surgery.--Winnipeg Free Press

About One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way

2014 OLA Silver Birch Nonfiction Award Winner

2013 Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award shortlist

2018 The Booklist Reader "The Refugee Experience for Children and Young Adults" selection

2014 Bank Street Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults selection

2013 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens selection

"Readers [who enjoyed Last Airlift] will be just as riveted to this quieter but no-less-moving story as Tuyet bravely dreams of being able to run and play..."--The Horn Book Magazine

"An inspiring story that will appeal to a wide audience."--School Library Journal

"Readers of this moving refugee story will celebrate as well."--Kirkus Reviews

"Along with the true personal story, the facts about polio across the globe, past and present, will grip readers."--Booklist

"Tuyet's quiet perseverance is inspiring..."--Publishers Weekly

"The cover of the book and the red shoes pictured take on a very special meaning by the end of this heart-warming book that will leave readers in tears."--International Reading Association Reading Today Online

"One Step at a Time is a good choice for sensitive young readers interested in non-fiction about other children, other cultures, and recent history...The book is likely to encourage many questions and wide-ranging discussion in a reading group, and the story is highly likeable."--Resource Links

"...as a poignant story of compassion, perseverance and recovery, Skrypuch's writing provides a platform for opening a dialogue on the repercussions of war and violence, as well as global health in regard to polio. As such, the story is perfect for bringing together multiple generations of readers."--The International Examiner

"Skrypuch...does a good job of portraying Tuyet's feelings as she faces the uncertainties of a new country, a new home and frightening surgery."--Winnipeg Free Press

"Step by step, Skrypuch shows with forthright clarity how Tuyet becomes her own very best hero."--Booksdragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific America Center

"Readers 8 to 11 years old will marvel at Tuyet's perseverance and laugh at moments when she reveals her unfamiliarity with Canadian customs, such as when Tuyet doesn't understand why her first-ever birthday cake is 'on fire.'"--Good News Toronto

--Publisher
"...as a poignant story of compassion, perseverance and recovery, Skrypuch's writing provides a platform for opening a dialogue on the repercussions of war and violence, as well as global health in regard to polio. As such, the story is perfect for bringing together multiple generations of readers."--The International Examiner