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About the Author
ANNE LAUREL CARTER has published over twenty books, including The Shepherd's Granddaughter, winner of the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the Society of School Librarians International Best Book Award. It was also named a Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book and a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Anne's picture books include Rocky Waters, illustrated by Marianne Dumas, and Under a Prairie Sky, illustrated by Alan and Lea Daniel, winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award.
AKIN DUKAZIN is an illustrator and author who studied industrial design in Turkey before moving to Norway where he majored in visual communication at Oslo's National Academy of Craft and Art Industry. Since then Duzakin has illustrated fifty children's books. He has received a number of awards for his work, including a Special Mention for the BolognaRagazzi Award for the original Norwegian edition of Why Am I Here? by Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen. He has been nominated twice for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
In a word, powerful. STARRED REVIEW
Simple text and vivid, emotion-filled imagery.
[T]hought-provoking and haunting.
[A] penetrating, enduring story of not only the atrocities of war, but also the resiliency of the human spirit and the power of imagination.
This is a beautiful and moving story about finding strength through creativity and imagination and offers many lessons about empathy and compassion.