My Two Blankets

Irena Kobald (Author) Freya Blackwood (Illustrator)
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Description

Cartwheel moves to a new country with her auntie, and everything is strange: the animals, the plants--even the wind. An old blanket gives Cartwheel comfort when she's sad--and a new blanket just might change her world.

This multicultural story of friendship is about leaving home, moving to a foreign and strange place, and finding a new friend. It's a story for all who have experienced change. Irena Kobald's poetic text, paired with Kate Greenaway medalist Freya Blackwood's powerful paintings, renders an emotional and heart-warming story about two children from diverse backgrounds coming together to become new friends.

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
September 01, 2015
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.5 X 0.5 X 9.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544432284
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About the Author

This is Irena Kobald's debut picture book, inspired by a friendship that developed between her own daughter and a Sudanese child. She lives in Australia with her family.

Freya Blackwood earned the 2010 Kate Greenaway Award for Harry and Hopper. She lives in Australia with her family. Visit her website at www.freyablackwood.com.au.

Reviews

* "Loneliness, cultural displacement, tentative friendship, and an explosion of sharing and kindness are accessible even to very young readers...An amazingly lovely import."
--Kirkus, starred review

"With its bold visual metaphors, "My Two Blankets" ingeniously captures a child's efforts to weave the old with the new."
--New York Times Book Review

"The blanket metaphor is powerful, and the way that sounds are depicted through shape and line works well."
--School Library Journal

"The illustrations, a combination of watercolor and oils, heighten the effect of the thought-provoking story. Just the right format for children to think about immigrants and friendship."
--Booklist