The Journey (Paperback)
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The Journey (Paperback)

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Paperback 48 Pages / Published: 01/02/2017
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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017

What is like to have to leave everything behind and travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange? A mother and her two children set out on such a journey: one filled with fear of the unknown, but also great hope.

A beautifully illustrated story of adventure, fear, love and the search for home that is not only a joy to read and discover but a poignant and significant book for our times.

From the author: ‘The Journey is actually a story about many journeys, and it began with the story of two girls I met in a refugee centre in Italy. After meeting them I realized that behind their journey lay something very powerful. So I began collecting more stories of migration and interviewing many people from many different countries. A few months later, in September 2014, when I started studying a Master of Arts in Illustration at the Academy of Lucerne, I knew I wanted to create a book about these true stories. Almost every day on the news we hear the terms "migrants" and "refugees" but we rarely ever speak to or hear the personal journeys that they have had to take. This book is a collage of all those personal stories and the incredible strength of the people within them.’

The debut picture book from Italian author Francesca Sanna, The Journey has been translated in multiple languages, and has been awarded with the gold medal of the Society of Illustrators (US) and the Premi Llibreter (Spain).

Publisher: Flying Eye Books
ISBN: 9781911171348
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 208 x 280 x 5 mm

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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“War Is Chaos!”

In a week where Childline has reported an increase in calls this year from children with anxiety about what they have seen on television, a lot of parents will be wondering how to tackle the refugee and Syrian war... More

Hardback edition
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1st November 2016
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“Marvellous book for talking to children about refugees”

This is a marvellous book. The words are spare and the illustrations are extraordinary. It is a phenomenal tool to use with children when discussing the journey of a refugee because it helps them to *FEEL* it and... More

Paperback edition
16th August 2018
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