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by Zeina Abirached

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Teenagers
Author: Zeina Abirached
ISBN: 0761385681
ISBN13: 978-0761385684
Language: English
Publisher: Graphic Universe (August 1, 2012)
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A Game for Swallows' lacks the intimacy and narrative propulsion of. .For young readers, 'A Game for Swallows' will come as a revelation

For young readers, 'A Game for Swallows' will come as a revelation.

A Game for Swallows book. Zeina and her little brother wait for their parents to return from a trip across town to visit their grandmother. A Game for Swallows is a single day in depth, which allows for more perspective, more storytelling, and more character growth. Both books are equally absorbing, and together give a much fuller idea of the life that Abirached Much like I Remember Beirut, this is a graphic novel memoir of Abirached's childhood during the civil war in Lebanon. The entire story takes place in the space of a day and night.

Zeina Abirached was born in 1981 and was raised in a war-torn Beirut. It was published by the Graphic Universe division of Lerner Publishing Group in 2012 under the title A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return. In 2002, she produced a little comic book composed of black and white drawings within the Atelier de Recherche ALBA. Her training as a commercial designer brought a decorative approach and inventive graphic solutions to her black-and-white comics.

To Die, to Leave, to Return. Written and illustrated by Zeina Abirached. Translated by Edward Gauvin. 188 pp. Graphic Universe. Young adult; ages 12 to 18). Continue reading the main story. We’re interested in your feedback on this page.

Graphic Universe, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, was launched in 2006 and publishes books in graphic novel format

Graphic Universe, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, was launched in 2006 and publishes books in graphic novel format. In 2006, Lerner Publishing Group created the Graphic Universe imprint for the purpose of publishing graphic novels for young and developing readers.

Edward Gauvin (Minneapolis: Graphic Universe .

When Zeina's parents don't return from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the .

Together they try to make it through a dramatic evening in the one place they hoped they would always be safe - home. Zeina Abirached, born into a Lebanese Christian family in 1981, has collected her childhood memories of Beirut in a warm story about the strength of family and community.

Written by. Zeina Abirached. Manufacturer: Graphic Universe Release date: 1 September 2012 ISBN-10 : 157505941X ISBN-13: 9781575059419. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

Publication Date: August 1, 2012. Paperback: 192 pages. Publisher: Graphic Universe. ISBN-13: 9781575059419.

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by bricks and sandbags, threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. Publication Date: August 1, 2012.

A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return. A Game for Swallows - Zeina Abirached. Together they try to make it through a dramatic day in the one place they hoped they would always be safe-home.

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by bricks and sandbags, threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic evening in the one place they hoped they would always be safe—home. Zeina Abirached, born into a Lebanese Christian family in 1981, has collected her childhood memories of Beirut in a warm story about the strength of family and community.
Comments to eBook A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return (Single Titles) (Graphic Universe)
Nkeiy
I bought this book because I love Marjane Satrapi and was trying to find something similar. This book didn't really fulfill that need, as it's a less involved story and more of a snapshot of what it was like for two kids to wait for their parents to come back from visiting their grandmother during the war in Lebanon. Not really the engrossing read I was looking for, and sometimes a little confusing. The artwork is interesting, though.
Slowly writer
I love this book! I took a class on graphic novels in college last semester and this novel is the only one that I finished and actually liked! A great read and would be a great resource for a classroom!
Manemanu
Awesome story and way more fun to read than traditional story books. Has a comic type of layout that is easy to follow and illustrates the scenery as you read. Very interesting time to live in Beirut.
Riavay
Told from a child's point of view, this story blends humor and sadness and love to show how family and friends live in terrible times. Symbolically, when a family chandelier is shattered, everyone knows it's time to move on. Still, the family survives. Must read.
zmejka
So realistically portrayed, I was transported back in time! I became Zeina, and her neighbours were mine! I laughed, I cried! I forgot it was black and white drawings on paper! It brought to life the optimism of the Lebanese in times of war and their humour in spite of the doom and gloom.
Anyshoun
This graphic novel allows us to reach across the gulf that separates our safe western lifestyles from the terrors of ordinary people trapped in a war zone, to witness families surviving against all odds, and the depth of friendships that grow in such desperate circumstances... It would be an excellent addition to any library, school or public.
Lightwind
My childhood friend's daughter wrote this book
As advertised.
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