The Refuge

Sandra Guen (Author) Stéphane Nicolet (Illustrator)
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Description

A story about finding refuge in a new friendship and a new home.

"There's a new girl at school. She never stops looking up at the sky! She likes the stars and comets."

Jeannette tells her mom about her new classmate, who also loves astronomy but seems sad. She realizes it's not easy to move to a new place. So the next day, at recess, Jeannette asks Iliana to play.

At first, it's a little hard to communicate because Iliana is learning a new language. The girls have to use their hands and their drawings. But they keep trying, and, soon, Iliana tells Jeannette about her difficult journey as a refugee who had to leave her country. Then their families meet, and Iliana's parents share their story too. The girls' friendship blooms, as limitless as the sky and their imaginations.

Originally published in France and brought to life with wonderfully expressive artwork, this is a book about sharing stories and finding refuge in friendship, family, and a new home.

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Amazon Crossing Kids
Publish Date
June 01, 2020
Pages
36
Dimensions
7.3 X 0.5 X 10.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781542020503

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About the Author

Sandra le Guen is the author of numerous picture books and novels in France. She created a photo exhibition around her writing process and her perception of the world: I write, I create? Learn more online at www.sandraleguen.blogspot.com.

Daniel Hahn is a writer, an editor, and a translator with some fifty books to his name, including novels by José Eduardo Agualusa, Eduardo Halfon, and Juan José Millás. His translations from Portuguese, Spanish, and French include fiction from Europe, Africa, and the Americas and nonfiction by writers ranging from Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago to Brazilian footballer Pelé. He is also the editor of the new Oxford Companion to Children's Literature. He lives in Lewes, England

Reviews

"Le Guen has managed to take a complex plot and difficult message and combine them into an easy-to-follow story from an outsider's point of view. The words are clear, and the plot flows well. Hahn's translation is excellent. Nicolet's illustrations reinforce the child's perspective, showing the emotions and difficulty behind Iliana's family's journey to a new home. Le Guen, Nicolet, and Hahn tell a powerful tale about refuge and refugees, helping readers make sense of a complex crisis. A great story to help children understand a refugee's perspective." --School Library Journal