Last Airlift

Last Airlift

A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue From War

Book - 2011
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The story of the last Canadian airlift rescue operation that left Saigon and arrived in Toronto on April 13, 1975. Son Thi Anh Tuyet was one of the 57 babies and children on that flight. Based on personal interviews and enhanced with archival photographs.
Publisher: Toronto : Pajama Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780986949517
0986949515
9780986949548
098694954X
Branch Call Number: J 959.7043 SON SKRYPUC
DS559.8 C53 S57 2011
Characteristics: 99, vii p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm

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SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR KIDS Nov 29, 2014

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.


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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

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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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