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
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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JCLBetM Aug 06, 2019

Stunning illustrations and a few simple yet well-chosen words give a glimpse into the journey a refugee family experiences in search of a safe home. A good book to help kids start to grapple with the harsher realities of life.

ArapahoeLaura Jun 26, 2018

Gorgeous illustrations! I'm always impressed by Flying Eye Publishers!
This tells the story of a refugee family risking everything for their safety.

EvaELPL Feb 13, 2018

This book is a timely, effective, and emotional look at one refugee family's experience as they flee war and look for a new home. The language is simple enough for children to easily grasp, although it pulls no punches about the grim realities refugees face. I love how the fairy tale-esque illustrations contribute to a sense of both fear and hope, and the open-ended conclusion is the perfect segue into important questions for kids and families to discuss, including who belongs and who deserves to be welcomed and safe.

ArapahoeSteffen 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.

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.

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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