A moving, poetic narrative and child-friendly illustrations follow the heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful journey of a little girl who is forced to become a refugee.
The day war came there were flowers on the windowsill and my father sang my baby brother back to sleep.
Imagine if, on an ordinary day, after a morning of studying tadpoles and drawing birds at school, war came to your town and turned it to rubble. Imagine if you lost everything and everyone, and you had to make a dangerous journey all alone. Imagine that there was no welcome at the end, and no room for you to even take a seat at school. And then a child, just like you, gave you something ordinary but so very, very precious. In lyrical, deeply affecting language, Nicola Davies’s text combines with Rebecca Cobb’s expressive illustrations to evoke the experience of a child who sees war take away all that she knows.
|Product dimensions:||11.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and award-winning author whose numerous books for children include King of the Sky, illustrated by Laura Carlin; Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes, illustrated by Emily Sutton; and many others. She lives in Wales.
Rebecca Cobb has illustrated several picture books, including The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson. She has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She lives in England.
Help Refugees is a grassroots project that supports more than seventy projects benefitting refugees worldwide. www.helprefugees.org