Home is beyond the mountains

Book Cover
Average Rating
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press ;
Pub. Date:

Finalist for the IODE Violet Downey Book Award

Samira is only nine years old when the Turkish army invades northwestern Persia in 1918, and she and her parents, brother and baby sister are driven from their tiny village. Taking only what they can carry, they flee into the mountains, but the journey is so difficult that only Samira and her older brother, Benyamin, survive. When Samira finally arrives in a refugee camp, it is her friendship with another orphan, Anna, that pulls her out of her sadness. And when the two girls are given a toddler named Elias to care for, they form a new kind of family.

Over the years the children are shunted from one refugee camp to another, from Persia to Iraq and back again, and finally end up in an orphanage, where it seems that they will live out their childhood. Then a new orphanage director arrives -- Susan Shedd, a woman whose authority and energy Samira has never seen before.

And Samira's respect turns to amazement when Miss Shedd decides that she will take the three hundred children back to their home villages to make new lives for themselves. It will be a journey of three hundred miles, through the mountains, and it will be made on foot.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 92607071-5ee0-fd2d-593b-7d9aa1b5e240
Grouping Title home is beyond the mountains
Grouping Author lottridge celia barker
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-22 07:52:04AM
Last Indexed 2019-06-18 00:22:31AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Lottridge, Celia Barker.
author_display Lottridge, Celia Barker
available_at_school Cane Ridge High
collection_school Fiction
detailed_location_school Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction
display_description Samira and her brother flee when the Turkish army invades northwestern Persia in 1918, but the director of the orphanage where they end up decides to lead the refugee children on the three-hundred-mile journey back to their homes.
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id 92607071-5ee0-fd2d-593b-7d9aa1b5e240
isbn 9780888999498
item_details ils:CARL0000604441|FF00057648|Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction|F LOT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||61182||
itype_school Book
last_indexed 2019-06-18T05:22:31.42Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school F LOT
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Cane Ridge High
primary_isbn 9780888999498
publishDate 2010
record_details ils:CARL0000604441|Book|Books||English|Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press ;|2010.|224 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000604441 FF00057648 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
subject_facet Iran -- History -- 20th century, Iran -- History. -- 20th century -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Refugees -- Fiction, Voyages and travels -- Fiction
title_display Home is beyond the mountains
title_full Home is beyond the mountains / Celia Barker Lottridge
title_short Home is beyond the mountains
topic_facet History, Orphans, Refugees, Voyages and travels