Story Boat

Kyo Maclear (Author) Rashin Kheiriyeh (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.98  $16.54
Publisher
Tundra Books (NY)
Publish Date
February 04, 2020
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.2 X 0.6 X 10.1 inches | 0.92 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780735263598

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About the Author

KYO MACLEAR is an essayist, novelist, and children's author. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages and published in over twenty countries. She has earned multiple awards, including a Governor General's Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award, a USBBY Outstanding International Book (Virginia Wolf), the IODE Ontario Jean Throop Award (Yak and Dove), the Trillium Book Award (Birds Art Life), and the White Raven Award (Virginia Wolf and The Liszts). She has received nominations for the Kate Greenaway Medal (The Liszts), several Forest of Reading nominations, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award (The Good Little Book), and the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize (Birds Art Life). Kyo holds a doctorate in environmental humanities and is on faculty at the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA and the Humber School for Writers.

RASHIN KHEIRIYEH is an internationally recognized, award-winning illustrator/author, animation director, and painter who has published over seventy children's books in countries such as the United States, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, Spain, South Korea, China, Brazil, India, and Iran. She has received fifty national and international awards
for the books and animations including recently being winner of the 2017 Sendak Fellow Award. She was also the winner of the Bologna Book Fair six times and the winner of Golden Apple Award at the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia. She has an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Illustration and an MFA in Graphic Design from Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran. She also studied at School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. She is a lecturer at Department of Art, University of Maryland and has contributed illustrations to the New York Times, Google, and many other publication houses around the world.

Reviews

"Even among many excellent recent picture books about refugees, Maclear's story stand out . . . Kheiriyeh's gorgeously playful illustrations add to the human hopeful message." --New York Times

"Elegantly composed and beautifully depicted, Story Boat is the perfect vehicle to spark sensitive discussions and foster compassion for newcomers." --STARRED REVIEW, Quill & Quire

"A timely and uplifting book about and for refugees." --STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

"An utter masterpiece, Story Boat tackles a very serious issue that affects many children today. . . . [A]n immensely enjoyable read." --CM Reviews

"The creators tell a refugee story in simple language with everyday objects, making it graspable for young readers." --Publishers Weekly

"A timely story that will allow parents and teachers to open a discussion with young readers about the experiences of refugees." --School Library Connection

"Luminous and thought-provoking, Story Boat contains deep layers of meaning that are sure to spark conversations from young readers." --STARRED REVIEW, BookPage

"Maclear's poetic text and Kheiriyeh's mixed media illustrations explore the continuing refugee crisis in this gentle picture book." --Globe and Mail

"[A] beautifully illustrated picture book." --Tablet