Sweet Dried Apples by Rosemary K Breckler
A Vietnamese Wartime Childhood

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Inspired by a true story, this is an intimate, moving portrait of a childhood devastated by the war in Vietnam.
 

About Rosemary K Breckler

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Born in 1940 in Philadelphia, PA, author and illustrator Deborah Kogan Ray studied painting and printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She is the author of eight books and the illustrator of more than 60 books for children. Among her many awards are the Drexel Citation for Career Distinction in the Field of Books for Children and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Award for Painting. Her paintings and prints of landscape and nature subjects have been shown in 42 one-person and hundreds of group exhibitions in museums and galleries. They are in private and public collections throughout the world.
 
Published September 23, 1996 by Houghton Mifflin. 28 pages
Genres: War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A girl and her younger brother revel in the company of Ong Noi, their father's father and a village herb doctor, who has come to stay with them while their father is away fighting.

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The title of Breckler's (Hoang Breaks the Lucky Teapot) poignant, plaintive tale refers to the fruit that the narrator's grandfather, an herb doctor in their Vietnamese village, uses to flavor his bitter remedies.

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