One Step at A Time

One Step at A Time

A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way

Book - 2012
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An affecting sequel to Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War. Tuyet cannot believe her good fortune. Brought up in a Vietnamese orphanage and rescued from the invading North Vietnamese army, she has been adopted by a kind and loving family in Canada. Tuyet feels safe at last as she adjusts to a new language and unfamiliar customs. But polio has left her with a weak leg, and her foot is turned inward, making walking painful and difficult. There is only one answer; she must have a series of operations. Her dread of doctors and hospitals brings back troubling memories of helicopters, a field hospital, and another operation in Vietnam. It won't stop Tuyet, despite her fears and her overwhelming shyness. She has always dreamed of having two straight legs, of walking and running, of playing with other children, of owning a pair of shoes that actually match. Now that she has been given a chance, Tuyet is determined to do what it takes to finally stand on her own two feet.
Publisher: Toronto : Pajama Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9781927485026
Characteristics: 93 p. ; 21 cm.

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Now in Canada, after escaping from Vietnam on the last airlift, Tuyet faces operations to correct her foot.

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chloestars9
Mar 26, 2014

I loved this book! I think the girl is really brave to go to a new country, and go through many hardships on the way.

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fubblenugget1
Mar 19, 2014

This book is super good it is so sad but then ends with such a happy ending! I really like this book it is my favourite book yet!

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Fubblenugget3
Mar 19, 2014

I really loved this book! Wouldn't it be weird to live in a family that didn't even speak your language?

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Mar 18, 2014

@happyface2002 what?

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happyface2002
Mar 17, 2014

out of a 1 and a 10 what was it?

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chloe_9
Feb 23, 2014

It's a really really sad book. I recommend reading the first book before this one. I like seeing how her life improved over time.

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nickthepickle18
Feb 06, 2014

I WANT TO READ IT

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Username001
Feb 03, 2014

This book was very emotional and entertaining. You can really feel her sadness and her worry for the others around her. She never knew alot about Canada so it was information about what it feels like to be in a totally different world

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tina_t
Jan 31, 2014

"One Step at a Time" encourages people by doing hard things one step at a time. The Vietnamese girl, Tu-yet has some problems with her ankle so she needed a surgery. Especially if she wanted to wear the pair of red shoes. She tried to walk with the crutches one step at a time until she could stand automatically by herself!

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