This remarkably moving picture book follows first-grader Hassan through his first few days at school. Hassan has only recently arrived in the United States after he and his family were forced to flee Somalia, and he deeply misses the colorful landscape of his former home in Africa. But with the help of his parents, an understanding teacher, and a school art project, Hassan finds that by painting a picture of his old home and sharing his story, his homesickness and the trauma of leaving a war-torn country are lessened. And he finds that there are many things to like about his new home in America. The colorful, impressionistic illustrations are a perfect complement to the wonderful text by Mary Hoffman, author of the highly acclaimed Amazing Grace. Together art and text make this poignant story accessible and affecting for a young audience.
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Mary Hoffman has written over 90 books for children, that range from picture books to novels. Amazing Grace, first published in 1991, was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has since become a modern classic. Together with its sequels, Grace and Family and Princess Grace, and the storybooks Starring Grace, Encore Grace and Bravo, Grace, it has sold around 1.5 million copies. Mary has also written the hugely successful Great Big Book of Families, illustrated by Ros Asquith, which is now in 15 editions worldwide. Her other books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home, Kings and Queens of the Bible and An Angel Just Like Me. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and three Burmese cats, and has three grown-up children, all working in the arts. To visit Mary Hoffman's website click here To read an interview with Mary Hoffman click here Karin Littlewood studied Graphic Design at the University of Northumbria, followed by an MA in illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked in editorial, packaging, design and advertising, as well as publishing. Her work has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal three times.About the Author:
Mary Hoffman has written over 70 books for children. Her titles for Frances Lincoln include An Angel Just Like Me, A Twist in the Tail, Women of Camelot, Three Wise Women, Parables: Stories Jesus Told, Miracles: Wonders Jesus Worked and Animals of the Bible, as well as the Grace series of stories and picture books Karin Littlewood studied Graphic Design at Newcastle University, followed by an MA in illustration at Manchester University. She has worked in editorial, packaging, design and advertising, as well as publishing. Her previous titles include Swallow Journey (Zero to Ten), which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2001, and for Frances Lincoln, Home for Christmas, written by Sally Grindley.
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Book Description Dial, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110803728417