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Flowers for Sarajevo

Flowers for Sarajevo

by John McCutcheon

Young Drasko is happy working with his father in the Sarajevo market. Then war encroaches and 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.


Ages: 7-12
Illustrated by: Kristy Caldwell
ISBN: 9781561459438
Price: $19.95
Published by: Peachtree Publishers

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