Open Your Eyes by Various
Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places

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Living in a new place is very different from visiting one, especially when that place is far away from home. Traveling gives us the rare opportunity to see who we might have been if we had been born someplace else. For some, it's a chance to recreate ourselves. For others, it's a time to realize who we already are. In Open Your Eyes, ten writers will be your guides to the journeys that changed their lives: a boarding school in England; parenthood in France; the most beautiful spots in Italy; China on the Yang-tze; a tiny shop in Tokyo, Japan; and even to Pilzen, Czechoslovakia as World War II is ending. Though each story offers an original viewpoint, all of the stories reflect back on two important themes: where we come from and how we become who we are.

Edited by Jill Davis.
 

About Various

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Jill Davis lives in New York City and is a children's book writer and editor. Growing up, she was the youngest sibling in her family and is now the mother of two young sons. Sarah McMenemy grew up with both a big and little brother. She made her Knopf debut with the "tres charmante Everybody Bonjours!," by Leslie Kimmelman. Sarah and her family live in London, England.
 
Published October 13, 2003 by Viking Juvenile. 201 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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