A ten-year-old Lebanese boy balances his life in a war-torn city.
About the Author
Florence Parry Heide is the author of over seventy books for children. She is the mother of five, the grandmother of seven. She has teamed up with her daughter, Judith, to write Sami and the Time of the Troubles.
Judith Heide Gilliland lived in Beirut for several years, and witnessed the way of life described in Sami. She and her husband Kim have two sons, Win and Donny.
"An outstanding book." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers
"Lewin's watercolor illustrations capture contemporary Beirut with stunning clarity and drama . . . Unforgettable." School Library Journal, Starred
"A child caught up in the terror of wartime: that's the subject of this compelling picture book. . . . This may be Lewin's best work yet. Against both the shadows and the brilliantly colored patterns, the portraits of Sami and his family are lit with beauty." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review