From Far Away

byRobert Munsch, Saoussan AskarIllustratorRebecca Green

August 8, 2017|
From Far Away by Robert Munsch
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When Saoussan immigrated with her family from war-torn Lebanon, she was only seven years old. This picture book tells the story of how she had to adjust to her new home in Canada. She describes the frustration of not understanding the teacher when she started school, not knowing how to ask to go to the bathroom, and being terrified of a Hallowe’en skeleton. This is the perfect book to help kids empathize with immigrant children whose experiences are very similar to Saoussan’s.

Robert Munsch, author of such classics as The Paper Bag Princess and Thomas’ Snowsuit, is one of North America’s bestselling authors of children’s books. Saoussan Askar was born in Lebanon during the civil war, and immigrated with her family to Toronto in 1989. From Far Away was first published when she was in grade five. Rebecca Gree...
Title:From Far AwayFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9 X 9 X 0.1 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 9 X 9 X 0.1 inPublished:8 août 2017Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:155451939X

ISBN - 13:9781554519392

Appropriate for ages: 5

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