A beautiful intergenerational story about love and loss.
WENDY MEDDOUR is the author and illustrator of A Hen in the Wardrobe which won the John C Laurence Award for writing that improves relations between races. It was also shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for an outstanding first novel. Wendy was brought up in Aberystwyth and spent many years teaching English at Oxford University. She is also the author of the Wendy Quill books and writes and paints from her home in Wiltshire. Daniel Egneus is a multiple award-winning artist known for his rich, magical and vibrant illustration style. He has successfully collaborated with writers such as Neil Gaiman on his American Gods quartet, as well as regularly illlustrating for fashion labels such as Chanel.
`Egneus's warm, rich light-filled collages and Meddour's perfectly judged, very simple text effortlessly convey sorrow and abiding love.' The Guardian `Well-paced and closely structured, this story works on every level, with Egneus' watercolors showing a range of emotion and activity, balancing clutter with space...Peaceful and heartfelt. and The larger-than-life, almost dreamy illustrations show readers what Lubna sees and feels, and the rawness of both text and images penetrates the heart. . . . A true celebration of the endless creativity and resilience of children.' Kirkus Reviews `This warm and touching picturebook, about a child's kindess to another, features children who have crossed a sea from a war to live in a world of tents. Evocative drawings express sadness and hope. - One to Watch Out For' The Sunday Times `A timely story of displacement, loss, friendship and kindness-universal messages with timeless appeal.-' Booklist, starred review `A truly important story about the refugee crisis and the power of friendship. Highly recommended.-' School Library Journal `This is a beautiful book, all rich colour and unusual angles, with some clever touches. ' Books for Keeps