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When Stars are Scattered

When Stars are Scattered

ISBN
9780571363858
Published
02/07/2020
9780571363858
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
264

About the Book

A heart-wrenching true story about life in a Kenyan refugee camp that will restore your faith in real-life happy endings.

Omar and his brother Hassan, two Somali boys, have spent a long time in the Dadaab refugee camp. Separated from their mother, they are looked after by a friendly stranger. Life in the camp isn’t always easy. The hunger is constant . . . but there’s football to look forward to, and now there’s a chance Omar will get to go to school . . .

With a heart-wrenching fairytale ending, this incredible true story is brought to life by Victoria’s stunning illustrations. This book perfectly depicts life in a refugee camp for 8-12 year olds.

‘Does everything one can ask of a book, and then some.’ Kirkus

‘Fantastic graphic novel.’ The New York Times Book Review

‘Sensitive and poignant.’ School Library Journal

‘Not to be missed.’ Booklist

A heart-wrenching true story about life in a Kenyan refugee camp that will restore your faith in real-life happy endings.Omar and his brother Hassan, two Somali boys, have spent a long time in the Dadaab refugee camp. Separated from their mother, they are looked after by a friendly stranger. Life in the camp isn’t always easy. The hunger is constant . . . but there’s football to look forward to, and now there’s a chance Omar will get to go to school . . .With a heart-wrenching fairytale ending, this incredible true story is brought to life by Victoria’s stunning illustrations. This book perfectly depicts life in a refugee camp for 8-12 year olds.‘Does everything one can ask of a book, and then some.’ Kirkus‘Fantastic graphic novel.’ The New York Times Book Review‘Sensitive and poignant.’ School Library Journal‘Not to be missed.’ Booklist
“This engaging, heartwarming story does everything one can ask of a book, and then some.”
- Kirkus
“A personal and poignant entry point for young readers trying to understand an unfair world”
- Publishers Weekly