Last Flight (Hardcover)

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On April 24, 1975 the last flight out of Saigon, Vietnam carried over 400 people to the United States, six days before Saigon’s surrender to the North Vietnamese Army.

Kristen Giang was a little girl, on that flight with family, and here in this story she shares all the emotions of the decision to flee from the perspective of someone eight years old; Playing a game of space-explorers to protect herself and her sister’s eyes from tear gas; sneaking a stuffed animal into the family’s overstuffed suitcase for comfort.

Dow Phumiruk’s tender illustrations let anyone feel the excitement and the ultimate hopefulness of this amazing true story.

About the Author

Kristen Giang is a Chinese American author who immigrated from Vietnam when she was 18
months old and grew up in San Gabriel, California. Last Flight tells the story of her family’s
escape from Saigon six days before its fall in 1975, on the dramatic last commercial flight out.
When not writing, Kristen has spent the past two decades creating Emmy Award-winning digital
content for Disney, NBC Kids, and Mattel, among others. She is a proud member of SCBWI and
she tweets at @kmgiang. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Dow Phumiruk is a clinically retired pediatrician who has found her passion in creating
children's books. Dow was born in Krung Thep (Bangkok), Thailand. She is the illustrator of
Counting on Katherine, written by Helaine Becker. She now lives in Colorado with her husband
of three decades, three artistic daughters and a dog. Dow also enjoys fast and furious sewing
projects and limited (she's not that athletic) hiking.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781646140862
ISBN-10: 1646140869
Publisher: Levine Querido
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English