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Anthony Robinson writes children's books and teaches. He has lived and travelled all over the world, from his original home in Australia to Asia, Southeast Asia and Europe, from Japan to Edinburgh, and now lives in Cambridge. He is keen to give a voice to the voiceless, be they refugees who have fled their own countries, children living normal lives in vastly different cultures, or children living in difficult circumstances. Annemarie Young writes books for children and works with educational publishers. She has lived and travelled all over the world, from her original home in Australia to Southeast Asia and Europe, from Egypt to Edinburgh, and now lives in Cambridge. She has worked with over 100 children's authors and illustrators from all corners of the globe. She loves the whole process of publishing, and still finds it exciting to open the first copy of one of the books she has written or worked on. June Allan was born in Edinburgh and can't remember a time when she didn't love drawing: in her pram, in lessons at school, in Art College, in teacher training college! She has illustrated many children's books. She still lives in Edinburgh with her husband, two children, three guinea pigs and lots of goldfish. To visit June Allan's website click here

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With photos and realistic illustrations, this is a tribute to the resilience of people who fight against all odds for a better life. Irish Examiner A harrowing tale which should make readers proud of the welcome our country extends to people desperately in need of safety and freedom. Northern Echo June Allan's poignant illustrations are supplemented by photographs and there's a spread about the recent history of Iraq. This thought-provoking story would make a useful teaching aid. Glasgow Herald The concept is excellent and it is important for children to understand what life as a refugee would be like. School Librarian The full import of this [situation] can hardly be conveyed in a book that is intended for a pre-teen audience, although it is good to see it attempted. The matter-of-fact text and the restrained illustrations resist the exploitation of suffering and indignity and offer enough support to the text to provoke the reader's empathetic imagination. Colour photographs mounted as if in a scrapbook of snap shots, remind us that this is happened not so long ago and is still happening to children who sit in British classrooms. Books for Keeps Children living in more politically stable countries can learn a lot from these books and appreciate better what it means to be free. The clever combination of photographs and watercolour illustrations, plus the useful glossary of facts, provide a wealth of authentic detail. Carousel This book is a 'must' for KS2 and early teenage readers, to help them understand that behind the word 'refugee' there is a suffering person who wants to be safe and free. For children who have suffered similarly, it provides a shared experience with which they can readily identify. English 4-11

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