Giant waves crashed down on our little boat.
I was terrified but my mum hugged me tight and told me,
'Everything will be okay. Don't worry, it will be okay.'
Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to
losing their lives as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an
overcrowded boat. It was a dangerous journey, with murderous pirates and
terrifying storms, but they managed to survive.
suburban Australia was also hard for a small boy with no English and
funny lunches. But there was a loving extended family, lots of friends
and always something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their
sister Tram. And eventually for a young Anh, who tried hard to see the
bright side of life no matter what the difficulty, there was triumph.
Awarded an Honour Book in the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards, The Little Refugee tells the uplifting and inspiring childhood story of one of Australia's favourite personalities.