The Journey

The Journey

Book - 2016
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With haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book will stay with you long after the last page is turned.
Publisher: London : Flying Eye Books, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781909263994
1909263990
Call Number: jPS SANN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 cm

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What if war came to your home? In this story, when bad things begin happening all around, a family leaves everything behind. Simple and powerful.

A child chronicles the difficult journey they must take as refugees.


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AL_STEFFEN Jul 19, 2017

Expressive, unique, and sometimes scary drawings narrate the journey of a refugee family.
Well told and not to long, this is a book that would spark a meaningful conversation afterwards.

Prepare to get emotional reading this.

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isabel_0
Jul 08, 2017

i feel sad reading this book. a beautiful story and illustrations.

VaughanPLTamara Jul 06, 2017

A beautifully illustrated book that brings to light the journey of refugees; it shows the behind the scenes and harrowing story of the challenges and sorrows migrants face, but brings hope that finding a new home and happy beginnings are possible as the journey continues.

PMPL_AnaC Jan 07, 2017

I had never seen a picture book that talks about refugee issues. Big bonus points just for that! And the illustrations are amazing.

VaughanPLAngelaC Dec 21, 2016

A hauntingly beautiful collage of migration and refugee stories, The Journey shows the deeply personal side of the escape from war and violence. Sanna’s stunningly detailed illustrations are extremely expressive, and made me very emotional throughout this read.

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BWilsoned
Nov 30, 2016

Beautiful book, but for me, it really was too much of a mishmash of stories. I get what the author is trying to do, but for me it didn't work.

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marthabwaters
Sep 19, 2016

This is a lovely, sad, extremely timely picture book about a family fleeing a war in an unspecified country. The parallels to the Syrian civil war and the refugee crisis in Europe will be unmistakable to adults, but the story is told simply enough to be extremely accessible to children who might not understand the real-world conflicts the book draws upon. It has the feeling of a fairy tale, and the artwork is absolutely beautiful -- I'm so glad this book exists, and hope that it will find a wide audience.

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