The Happiest Refugee

Author: Anh Do

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459616057

Category: Comedians

Page: 384

View: 7340


Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about. Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything. But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was only nine - they felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to graduate high school and then university. Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour a week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. 'Four, ' the answer came back, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian! The Happiest Refugee tells the incredible, uplifting and inspiring life story of one of our favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination - a big life with big dreams. Anh's story will move and amuse all who read it

The Little Refugee

Author: Anh Do,Suzanne Do

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9781742378329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9051


The story of one Vietnamese family's survival against the odds, and the healing power of hope.

WeirDo (WeirDo #1)

Author: Anh Do

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 133830559X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9335


From bestselling author Anh Do comes the hilarious hit chapter book series, WeirDo. These illustrated books will keep readers laughing as Weir and his friends navigate the trials of elementary school.

The Happiest Refugee

Author: Anh Do

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780369308153

Category:

Page: 454

View: 5908


Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about. Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything. But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was only nine - they felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to graduate high school and then university. Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour a week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. 'Four, ' the answer came back, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian! The Happiest Refugee tells the incredible, uplifting and inspiring life story of one of our favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination - a big life with big dreams. Anh's story will move and amuse all who read it.

Welcome to Wanderland

Author: Michael Visontay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743792568

Category: Soccer

Page: 304

View: 6815


Welcome to Wanderland follows the West Sydney Wanderers dramatic journey on and off the football field, through interviews with administrators and players, and most of all through the fascinating stories of its dedicated supporters. Created on a shoestring, in their first four years the club won the premiership, reached three grand finals and won the coveted Asian Champions League. This extraordinary on-field success was coupled with a remarkable engagement with the people of western Sydney. The Western Sydney Wanderers have the greatest fan base of any club in the A-League. The Wanderers story underwent several dramatic twists after police and football administrators targeted supporters, leading to boycotts and a power struggle which vindicated the fans. Meanwhile, on the pitch, the team is flying high again. The team will have great seasons and lean, the staff and players will come and go but the self-esteem they have liberated is permanent.

Extra Weird! (WeirDo #3)

Author: Anh Do

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338305638

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 732


From bestselling author Anh Do comes the hilarious hit chapter book series, WeirDo. These illustrated books will keep readers laughing as Weir and his friends navigate the trials of elementary school.

From Nerd to Ninja! (Ninja Kid #1)

Author: Anh Do

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338585231

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7180


Nelson wakes up on his birthday to discover that he has gained ninja powers overnight! This funny, heavily-illustrated series from Anh Do is action packed, with an appealingly grounded heart. Nelson's a nerd. Unfit, uncool . . . totally awkward! But when he wakes up on his tenth birthday, he discovers he's a NINJA!THE LAST NINJA ON EARTH!How's he going to SAVE THE WORLD when he can't even get his undies on the right way?