Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey by Margriet RuursStepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey by Margriet Ruurs

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey

byMargriet RuursBy (artist)Nizar Ali BadrTranslated byFalah Raheem

Picture Books | October 18, 2016 | Arabic

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This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children's writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr's work, and, using many of Mr. Badr's already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. Nizar Ali Badr's stunning stone images illustrate the story.

Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.
Title:Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's JourneyFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:28 pages, 7.75 × 9.5 × 0.31 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 9.5 × 0.31 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:Orca Book PublishersLanguage:Arabic

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459814908

ISBN - 13:9781459814905

Appropriate for ages: 6

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From the Author

This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children's writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr's work, and, using many of Mr. Badr's already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. Nizar Ali Badr's stunning stone images illustrate the story.Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.

Editorial Reviews

Tender and eloquent pictures fashioned from water-smoothed stones illustrate a wrenching yet hopeful refugee story.