Last Airlift

Last Airlift

A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue From War

Book - 2011
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Last Airlift is the true story of the last Canadian airlift operation that left Saigon and arrived in Toronto on April 13, 1975. Son Thi Anh Tuyet was one of 57 babies and children on that flight. Based on personal interviews and enhanced with archive photos, Tuyet's story of the Saigon orphanage and her flight to Canada is an emotional and suspenseful journey brought to life by award-winning children's author, Marsha Skrypuch.
Publisher: Toronto : Pajama Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780986949548
Branch Call Number: J 959.704 SKR
Characteristics: 99, vii pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,21 cm


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Mar 23, 2017

Tuyet's story is truly one to behold. A orphan girl in Vietnam during the war, her innocence in the way she perceived things only contributes to the sorrow hidden in the background of the story. Sometimes, we don't quite see war as the horror that it truly is. Perhaps this may be because of its "insignificance" now that it has passed. This is precisely why we should never forget about the tragedies and monstrosity. However, as happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, a bumpy road can have an amazing destination. This little girl's journey will warm your heart. 5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Tuyet was one of the last children airlifted out of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, but now her challenge is to make her way in a foreign country with one leg badly damaged by polio.

VaughanPLDaniela Feb 11, 2013


ForestofReadingTeam Jan 24, 2013

Cool Author Fact: MARSHA FORCHUK SKRYPUCH backpacked around Europe after graduating university.

n_red Nov 28, 2012

" ... Last Airlift is the story of an heroic deed, of one young girl's courage and resourcefulness when she most needs it, and of the ending she could not foresee.. Young readers will find themselves riding an emotional roller coaster... Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine - Nov. 11, 2011

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