Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Margaret K. McElderry / Simon and Schuster, (2003). First edition - A novel for older children by this Newbery award winning author, written in unrhymed verse. Although fiction it is "Based on the true story of the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska in the summer of 1942. A young Aleut girl tells what life was like when her small home of Kashega was taken over and she, along with her family and community, were put into internment camps in her own country." It is estimated that one out of every Aleuts died in the camps, and they returned to find their villages damaged and despoiled. 157 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.