The Journey - Francesca Sanna

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Author/illustrator Francesca Sanna has succeeded in an intricate balancing act, creating a heartfelt, beautifully illustrated fable about a refugee family’s harrowing flight. The Journey (Flying Eye, $17.95) that takes two children and their widowed mother step by dangerous step away from war—and home— brings them closer to a more peaceful land, but walls and security guards stand in their way. Two-page spreads propel the story forward with cinematic force, while dramatic turns of the page show sudden losses and dangers as well as a hopeful ending. Sanna’s vividly colored illustrations, which include hidden animal witnesses, are full of magic and help to tell an all-too-timely story with remarkable sensitivity. Ages 7-10.

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By Francesca Sanna (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781909263994
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Nobrow Press - September 13th, 2016

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