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* 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Displaced by war and conflict, a refugee family sets out on a voyage into the unknown. Told in only a few words (one word per page) this is the powerful story of a family fleeing their war-torn country and making a dangerous trip across the ocean to a new life in a new land. 'Chaos' begins the story, as the family escapes. 'Wild' is the midway point, as the small boat battles through a storm. 'Companion' marks the sighting of a whale that briefly keeps them company as their voyage continues. 'Beauty' is the sight of a green, beautiful land ahead of them. 'Safe' is the beginning of their new life in their new home. Simple, yet evocative, The Voyage gives new meaning to the phrase a picture is worth a thousand words, as Robert Vescio's sparse text and Andrea Edmond's beautiful illustrations encourage young readers to create their own background story and thus identify more deeply with the plight of refugees and those less fortunate.
|Publication date:||1st October 2019|
|Publisher:||EK Books an imprint of Exisle Publishing|
|Categories:||Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Picture storybooks,|
Robert Vescio has worked as a photo editor and production manager in the publishing industry and is now a full-time children's author. As a Books in Homes role model, his aim is to enthuse and inspire children to read and write and leave them bursting with imaginative ideas. His picture books with EK Books include Finn and Puss (2017; illustrated by Melissa Mackie), The Voyage (2019; illustrated by Andrea Edmonds) and The Box Cars (2020, illustrated by Cara King). Robert lives in Sydney and enjoys spending time with his children, who are an endless source of humor and inspiration. Andrea Edmonds is an ...More About Robert Vescio