A Long Way from Home


Product Details

Second Story Press
Publish Date
5.2 X 7.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.0 pounds

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About the Author

Alice Walsh writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. A number of her books have been listed as Best Books for Children and Teens in Canada. Alice studied early childhood education, has an MA in English and has worked as a preschool teacher and creative writing instructor. Alice grew up in Newfoundland and currently lives in Nova Scotia.


"Part refugee story, part 9/11 remembrance, this is a welcome addition to a small shelf."--Kirkus Reviews
"These youngsters are all engaging characters, and readers will be drawn into their stories, truly caring about them and their problems, and seeing how easily negative prejudices are formed and how much it takes to overcome them. A Long Way From Home is a good story and a fine addition to the growing collection of September 11 novels...Recommended."--CM Magazine
"The narrative is compelling, and readers will find themselves rooting for Rabia's life to take a happier turn. This novel helps broaden the experiences covered in the small coterie of 9/11 books and will appeal to readers looking for information about that event, as well as those interested in books that include a South Asian voice."--School Library Journal
"Walsh has created real characters, places and situations that are all reachable and believable by the reader. Her tone and development of plot illustrate care and kindness and will attract empathetic readers. I would highly recommend this book to young readers, and to many classroom teachers for it's many cross-curricular links and for it's historical subject matter."--Resource Links
"Walsh provides young readers with a timely tale that helps to put a very real and human face on an event that shook all of North America...A thoughtful and compelling narrative that will give children much to think about."--Atlantic Books Today