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Rebecca Young, illustrated by Matt Ottley
In a stunning book that subtly addresses the current refugee crisis (or any of life’s big journeys), a boy must leave his home and find a new one.
A boy sets out in a rowboat on a journey to find a new home, bringing with him a teacup filled with earth from the place he grew up. His expedition is long and filled with obstacles—treacherous storms and endless nights. But the journey also brings him moments of great beauty and joy—the sea gently rocking him to sleep, and the unexpected shelter and comfort that comes from a sapling that sprouts in his cup and grows into a mighty tree. At last, the boy finds land and makes a home, but it doesn’t feel complete…until another traveler joins him, bearing her own bit of hopeful magic and the seed to build a new home.
Heartwarming and poetic, with breathtaking illustrations, this poignant picture book about surviving tough times and weathering change is reassuring and inspiring for children and adults alike.
Publish Date: 10/04/2016
ISBN: 9780735227774, 0735227772