Delighted to share that The Voyage has been selected for the 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. A cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council.
Published by EK Books October 2019
'Displaced by war and conflict, a refugee family sets out on a dangerous voyage into the unknown. This near wordless picture book (one word per page) and evocative illustrations, combine powerfully to encourage young readers to create their own background story and thus identify more deeply with the plight of refugees and those less fortunate'.
My wonderful friend, Author & Librarian Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg
was so kind to give The Voyage this heartfelt review....
"The Voyage is heartbreaking and hopeful. It is so simple in text but so deep in meaning and story. The illustrations are absolutely, divinely exquisite. I got goosebumps reading it and couldn’t help but ‘Oh’ softly and hug the book to myself at the end.
It is THE perfect book to introduce the concept of refugees to very young children (I’m talking from toddlers onwards), as it is gentle in its approach and a child’s understanding of the book will grow as they do... a stunning addition to the amazing selection of books the Australian market has to offer. It is truly a gem".
Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg
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