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Author Bobis, Merlinda C. (Merlinda Carullo)

Title The solemn lantern maker : a novel / Merlinda Bobis.

Publication Info. New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, [2008]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F BOBIS    AVAILABLE
Description 255 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary It's six days until Christimas, and on the bustling streets of Manila a mute ten-year-old boy sells his version of the stars: exquisite lanterns handmade with colorful paper. But everything changes for young Noland when he witnesses an American tourist being injured and imagines he's seen an angel falling from the sky. When Noland whisks her to the safety of the hut he shares with his mother, the magical and the real collide: shimmering lanterns and poverty, Christmas carols and loss, dreams of friendship and the global war on terror. As the story of the missing tourist grips the media, Noland and his mother care for their wounded guest, and a dark memory returns. But light sneaks in-and their lives are transfomed by the power of love. - (p.4 cover)
Subject Boys -- Philippines -- Fiction.
Americans -- Philippines -- Fiction.
Philippines -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780385341134 trade pbk.
038534113X trade pbk.

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