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Record details

  • ISBN: 1909263990
  • ISBN: 9781909263994
  • Physical Description: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: London ; Flying Eye Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Text in English.
Summary, etc.: What is it like to have to leave everything behind and travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange? A mother and her two children set out on such a journey; one filled with fear of the unknown, but also great hope. Based on the author's interactions with people forced to seek a new home, and told from the perspective of a young child.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 3-7.
Language Note:
Text in English.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 September #2
    *Starred Review* Based on interviews she conducted with families at an Italian refugee center, Sanna's debut picture book uses powerful yet fanciful imagery to tell the story of one family's flight from danger in an unnamed country. In a bright palette and playful visual style belying the serious subject matter, the story begins on a beach, where the family of four happily plays. War comes in the form of a pitch-black wave attacking the shore, knocking down sand castles and causing havoc. That oppressive black wave continues inland, taking their father and following them home. The now-smaller family then sets off in a series of vehicles, headed for a land with high mountains and friendly creatures. The landscapes, animals, and people they meet on their journey begin to resemble fairy tales—a large bearded man angrily leans over a wall, practically swallowing it with his huge body, to turn them away from a border—which helps soften some of the inherent danger. The straightforward text from the children's perspective contrasts compellingly with images of the mother, who cries when they're not looking. By the end, the family has still not reached safety, and a train on the endpapers emphasizes that their journey is ongoing. Simultaneously heartbreaking, scary, and brightly hopeful, this timely tale with simply captivating artwork will spur little ones to ask questions that lack easy answers. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Francesca Sanna is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer who moved to Switzerland to follow her dream to work as an illustrator. She graduated in 2015 from the Lucerne School of Art and Design with a Master of Design with focus on Illustration. The Journey is her first picture book.

Subject: Refugees Juvenile fiction
Fathers Death Juvenile fiction
Mother and child Juvenile fiction
Children and war Juvenile fiction
Refugees Fiction
Emigration and immigration Fiction
Travel Fiction
Genre: Picture books for children.
Juvenile works.
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