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The Resource In a rocket made of ice : among the children of Wat Opot, Gail Gutradt

In a rocket made of ice : among the children of Wat Opot, Gail Gutradt

Label
In a rocket made of ice : among the children of Wat Opot
Title
In a rocket made of ice
Title remainder
among the children of Wat Opot
Statement of responsibility
Gail Gutradt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman's volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia-a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles. Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children's Community. Begun with just $50 in the pocket of Wayne Matthysse, a former Marine Corps medic in Vietnam, Wat Opot, a temple complex nestled among Cambodia's verdant rice paddies, was once a haunted scrubland that became a place of healing and respite where children with or orphaned by HIV/AIDs could live outside of fear or judgment, and find a new family-a place that Gutradt calls "a workshop for souls." Disarming, funny, deeply moving, In a Rocket Made of Ice gathers the stories of children saved and changed by this very special place, and of one woman's transformation in trying to help them. With wry perceptiveness and stunning humanity and humor, this courageous, surprising, and evocative memoir etches the people of Wat Opot forever on your heart"--
  • "The story of a woman who volunteers at an orphanage in Cambodia, set up by a Vietnam War vet for children with and/or orphaned by HIV/AIDS"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gutradt, Gail
Dewey number
362.73/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV1300.3
LC item number
.G87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gutradt, Gail
  • Orphanages
  • Orphans
  • Orphans
  • HIV-positive children
  • Children of AIDS patients
Label
In a rocket made of ice : among the children of Wat Opot, Gail Gutradt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xvii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780385353472
Lccn
2014006731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 2014006731
  • 1390094
Label
In a rocket made of ice : among the children of Wat Opot, Gail Gutradt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xvii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780385353472
Lccn
2014006731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 2014006731
  • 1390094

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