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Flowers for Sarajevo

Audiobook
Young Drasko is happy working with his father in the Sarajevo market. Then war encroaches. Drasko must run the family flower stand alone.
One morning, the bakery is bombed and twenty-two people are killed. The next day, a cellist walks to the bombsite and plays the most heartbreaking music Drasko can imagine. The cellist returns for twenty-two days, one day for each victim of the bombing. Inspired by the musician's response, Drasko finds a way to help make Sarajevo beautiful again.
Based on real events of the Bosnian War, award-winning songwriter and storyteller John McCutcheon tells the uplifting story of the power of beauty in the face of violence and suffering. The story comes to life with the included CD in which cellist Vedran Smailović accompanies McCutcheon and performs the melody that he played in 1992 to honor those who died in the Sarajevo mortar blast.

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Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781682630105
  • File size: 28643 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 2017
  • Duration: 00:59:40

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781682630105
  • File size: 28646 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 2017
  • Duration: 01:00:40
  • Number of parts: 1

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Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:3.4
Interest Level:K-3(LG)
Text Difficulty:2

Young Drasko is happy working with his father in the Sarajevo market. Then war encroaches. Drasko must run the family flower stand alone.
One morning, the bakery is bombed and twenty-two people are killed. The next day, a cellist walks to the bombsite and plays the most heartbreaking music Drasko can imagine. The cellist returns for twenty-two days, one day for each victim of the bombing. Inspired by the musician's response, Drasko finds a way to help make Sarajevo beautiful again.
Based on real events of the Bosnian War, award-winning songwriter and storyteller John McCutcheon tells the uplifting story of the power of beauty in the face of violence and suffering. The story comes to life with the included CD in which cellist Vedran Smailović accompanies McCutcheon and performs the melody that he played in 1992 to honor those who died in the Sarajevo mortar blast.

Expand title description text