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Lubna and Pebble

by Meddour, Wendy,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
** TIME magazine "10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2019" selection**
**New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2019 selection**
**Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books 2019 selection**

In an unforgettable story that subtly addresses the refugee crisis, a young girl must decide if friendship means giving up the one item that brings her comfort during a time of utter uncertainty.

Lubna's best friend is a pebble. Pebble always listens to her stories. Pebble always smiles when she feels scared. But when a lost little boy arrives in the World of Tents, Lubna realizes that he needs Pebble even more than she does.

This emotionally stirring and stunningly illustrated picture book explores one girl's powerful act of friendship in the midst of an unknown situation.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Some children have security blankets, some have teddy bears, others have invisible friends. Lubna has Pebble. It is telling that this child would rely on so ordinary and ubiquitous an object for comfort: she has nothing else. Before we can wonder why a little girl's best friend is a pebble, we learn that she found it when she and her father arrived in a World of Tents. Night skies make silhouettes of the hulls of boats that dwarf tiny Lubna on the beach from where she and her father make their way to their new tent home. The fact that they are refugees might be lost on the youngest readers as this significant fact is only subtly conveyed in the text. But a quiet sense of loss pervades the story and is amplified when another small child, Amir, arrives. Close-up renderings of Lubna's face, her father's strong arms, and Amir's drooped shoulders convey the weight of trauma the children carry. Yet there is also a tenderness and optimism in their playful delight and shared love of Pebble. A warm palette of indigo and ocher, with occasional blasts of glowing orange and red, mirrors the cocoon of security that the children build for each other. Lubna and Pebble is a timely story of displacement, loss, friendship, and kindness universal messages with timeless appeal.--Amina Chaudhri Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lubna and her father have come ashore in a new country, where they're housed in a tent city. Lubna's best friend is a pebble she picked up on the beach, "shiny and smooth and gray," made cheerier by the happy face she draws on it with a marker: "Lubna told Pebble everything. About her brothers. About home. About the war." After a small boy named Amir arrives, Lubna and Pebble befriend him. Then Lubna's father announces that they're leaving for a new home, and Amir despairs. Following a sleepless night, the girl knows what she must to do to comfort him. Spacious, soaring spreads by Egnéus (Raven Child and the Snow-Witch) add flashes of imaginative escape to the poignant story by Meddour (The Glump and the Peeble). He shows the action from Lubna's point of view, rendering interactions between her and Pebble in intimate close-ups, while Lubna's father and other adults tower protectively above them. In a particularly inventive touch, Amir's shadow appears as a pomegranate tree; when he receives Lubna's gift, it bursts into color in a magical expression of gratitude. The story addresses a difficult subject but stays focused on hope. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Imaginary companions -- Juvenile fiction.
Refugees -- Juvenile fiction.
Refugee children -- Juvenile fiction.
Rocks -- Juvenile fiction.
Fear -- Juvenile fiction.
Immigrant children -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Empathy -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Contributors Egnéus, Daniel, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9780525554165
0525554165
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