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Escaping the tiger by Laura Manivong

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Published by Harper in New York .
Written in English


  • Refugees -- Fiction,
  • Laotians -- Thailand -- Fiction,
  • Emigration and immigration -- Fiction,
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction,
  • Family life -- Thailand -- Fiction,
  • Laos -- Politics and government -- 1975- -- Fiction,
  • Thailand -- History -- 1945-y -- Fiction

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In 1982 twelve-year-old Vonlai, his parents, and sister Dalah, escape from Laos to a Thai refugee camp where they spend four long years struggling to survive in hopes of one day reaching America.

Edition Notes

StatementLaura Manivong.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.M31278 Esc 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23631274M
ISBN 109780061661778, 9780061661785
LC Control Number2009024095

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As Laotians say, "Escaping the tiger to face the crocodile." The refugee situation in Thailand leaves Vonlai and his family in fear for his sister's safety from the camp guards and in constant hunger for both food and a home. There were so many gorgeous, touching moments in this book, it's not fair to /5. Nov 09,  · Hello! My name is Amy and I am a writer. I just self-published my first book, Escaping Tiger Island. The year long journey to write the book was eye opening in a lot of ways and I'm so excited to continue on to other projects.5/5(1). Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Get this from a library! Escaping the tiger. [Laura Manivong] -- In twelve-year-old Vonlai, his parents, and sister Dalah, escape from Laos to a Thai refugee camp where they spend four long years struggling to survive in hopes of one day reaching America.

Escaping the Tiger By Laura Manivong Published by Harper Collins “Based on the author’s husband’s own experiences, this is a vivid and lovingly drawn tale of people caught in the crossroads of history and struggling to retain both dignity and hope.”Children’s Literature. But after marrying Troy, it began to click. After eight years, two kids, and countless drafts, Escaping the Tiger was done, its pages based on Troy's experiences as a Lao refugee hoping for a new home. Laura and Troy live in Kansas City, where she was born and raised, and where he started life over at nineteen. This book does something /5(4). a FAMILY ESCAPING. We use cookies on this site. By continuing to use this site, we assume you consent for cookies to be used. Dax wanted, no, needed to get closer to the stage. His tiger battered at him to get closer and see the woman being pushed up by Erick. The closer he got to the stage, the more his tiger fought to be set free. Peppermint started to fill his senses, and as Erick sat the woman on a chair, his tiger went crazy.4/5(32).

Jan 26,  · Jid Lee's To Kill a Tiger: A Memoir of Korea begins with a gruesome family myth told to six-year-old Lee by her grandmother. A beautiful, virtuous ancestor, so the story goes, was guaranteed the eternal good will of the gods toward all her descendants. There was one condition: that she let herself be eaten alive by a tiger. In the West such a tale would likely end with a last-minute reprieve. Tiger. To see a tiger in your dream represents power and your ability to exert it in various situations. The dream may also indicate that you need to take more of a leadership role. Alternatively, the tiger represents female sexuality, aggression, and seduction.. To dream that you are attacked by a tiger refers to the emotions that you have repressed because you were afraid of confronting them. Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong. (Hardcover ) In , year-old Vonlai Sirivong and his family risk their lives and escape across the river from Communist-controlled Laos to Thailand. Aug 19,  · Consider it a book rescue. I started writing it just before I found out I was pregnant with my first born, who is now in middle school. I got an amazing agent in whose reputation made me about faint. She sold Escaping The Tiger in to an amazing editor who also made me.