When Stars are Scattered

Omar Mohamed
Illustrated by Victoria Jamieson

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

138 in stock

£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571363858
Date Published
02.07.2020
Delivery
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Summary

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

Critic Reviews

This engaging, heartwarming story does everything one can ask of a book, and then some.

Kirkus
Critic Reviews

A personal and poignant entry point for young readers trying to understand an unfair world

Publishers Weekly
Critic Reviews

'Fantastic graphic novel . . . Jamieson's lively charismatic art and Mohamed's remarkable life story will make young readers care about Omar and Hassan.

Alan Gratz, The New York Times Book Review
Critic Reviews

With this sensitive and poignant tale, Jamieson and Mohamed express the power of the human spirit to persevere.

School Library Journal
Critic Reviews

Poignant and heart-wrenching... Beautifully illustrated... A book that will stick with you long after you finish reading

The Scotsman
Critic Reviews

Revealing, memorable and ultimately hopeful, [this] book not only widens our understanding, it demands our engagement and reponse

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OmarMohamed

Omar Mohamed spent his childhood at the Dadaab camp, after his father was killed and he was separated from his mother in Somalia. He devoted everything to taking care of his younger brother, Hassan, and to pursuing his education. He now lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife and five children, and works at a center to help resettle other…

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