Story boat

by Maclear, Kyo, 1970-

Format: OverDrive Read 2020 2020
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When a little girl and her younger brother are forced along with their family to flee the home they've always known, they must learn to make a new home for themselves -- wherever they are. And sometimes the smallest things -- a cup, a blanket, a lamp, a flower, a story -- can become a port of hope in a terrible storm. As the refugees travel onward toward an uncertain future, they are buoyed up by their hopes, dreams and the stories they tell -- a story that will carry them perpetually forward.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Maclear (Operatic) captures in lyrical verse the lives of two young refugees, for whom "here" is a different place every day. In warm, childlike drawings on blue pages, Kheiriyeh (Saffron Ice Cream) portrays a group of people dressed in thick overcoats, their belongings loaded in carts and suitcases, helping each other. A girl in the group speaks to a smaller boy about the few treasured belongings that give meaning to their existence. Their teacup is one: "Every morning,/ As things keep changing,/ We sit wherever we are/ And sip, sip, sip.../ From this cup." A page turn corresponds to a new perception: "And this cup is a home." Kheiriyeh draws the children within the cup underneath a bright orange sun. More cherished objects--the family's blanket ("patterned and soft"), their lamp, a field of flowers--become the children's "here." And as the blanket becomes a sail, the lamp a lighthouse, and so on, the objects combine, becoming a boat that carries everyone over the waves, and a story that takes the group at last to a welcoming place. The creators tell a refugee story in simple language with everyday objects, making it graspable for young readers. Ages 3--7. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Refugee children Juvenile fiction
Refugees Juvenile fiction
Home Juvenile fiction
Homelessness Juvenile fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Picture Book Fiction
Electronic books.
Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Tundra,2020
Contributors Kheiriyeh, Rashin, illustrator.
Walker, Tara, editor.
Blankier, M., 1986- editorial assistant.
OverDrive, Inc.
Audience P-2.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Read
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780735263604
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