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Escape from Tibet : a true story

Author: Nick Gray; Laura Scandiffio
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Annick Press, Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2014. 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eleven-year-old Tenzin hasn't seen his older brother, Pasang, in five years, so he is thrilled when Pasang unexpectedly returns to their Tibetan village late one night. Now eighteen, Pasang is an educated monk whose return from India provokes the suspicious and ever-watchful eyes of the Chinese authorities. Unbeknownst to Tenzin, Pasang has conspired with their mother to leave again--taking his younger brother with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Gray, Nick.
Escape from Tibet.
(CaOONL)20149019483
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Gray; Laura Scandiffio
ISBN: 9781554516650 155451665X 9781554516643 1554516641
OCLC Number: 898085990
Description: 1 online resource (154 pages) : illustrations, maps
Responsibility: Nick Gray ; with Laura Scandiffio.
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Eleven-year-old Tenzin hasn't seen his older brother, Pasang, in five years, so he is thrilled when Pasang unexpectedly returns to their Tibetan village late one night. Now eighteen, Pasang is an educated monk whose return from India provokes the suspicious and ever-watchful eyes of the Chinese authorities. Unbeknownst to Tenzin, Pasang has conspired with their mother to leave again--taking his younger brother with him this time, in search of a better life. At first Tenzin is thrilled to embark on such an adventure, but crushing homesickness soon sets in as the brothers eke out a meager existence begging in the unfamiliar streets of Lhasa, often narrowly dodging the police. They finally scrape together enough money to begin the most harrowing part of their journey: the physically excruciating, dangerous, and illegal trek to a new country on the other side of the Himalayan mountains, where they can be granted refugee status and begin to rebuild their lives. Along the way they suffer abuse at the hands of border police, meet fellow Tibetans from whom they draw strength, and have a chance encounter with a film crew that will change their lives.--From publisher description.

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