Only the Heart – Caswell, Brian and Phu an Chiem, David

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Title

Only the Heart

Author

Caswell, Brian and Phu an Chiem, David

Publisher

University of Queensland Press

Published Date

1997

Annotation

Based on the life of the illustrator, Only the Heart tells the story of Toan and his family who escape Vietnam by boat. The story covers events in his life as a six-year-old and then as a teenager. Diary-like entries of two cousins and several other characters adds realism. The story is a gripping one of survival and coping with the consequences of war.

Key Concepts

Immigration, Refugees, Resilience, War

Audience

Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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