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Migrants - Issa Watanabe

Migrants

By: Issa Watanabe

Hardcover | 2 September 2020

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Hardcover


RRP $26.99

$25.75

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Product Description
A vital and powerful wordless picture book of courage, loss and hope—everything it takes to migrate to a new land

This book narrates, with extraordinarily powerful images, the journey of a group of animals that leaves behind a leafless forest. It is the story of a great and unique migration, a journey where borders must be crossed, sacrifices made, loved ones left behind. With forceful simplicity, Migrants shows us the courage migration takes. Death looms throughout the journey. And arriving may mean burying a portion of the past.

About the Author

Issa Watanabe was born in Peru in 1980, the daughter of an illustrator and a poet. She studied Literature and Fine Arts and Illustration. Watanabe has led and developed several projects to promote social integration through art. She has published a number of books and was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Book Fair 2018.
Industry Reviews

"I don't think I can come up with enough superlatives for Watanabe's superb illustrations. She captures a range of emotions in the faces of the anthropomorphic animals."

-- The Pirate Tree

"This book is perfect for exploring with children. It will open conversations around migration and what it means to leave home to seek refuge."

-- Scottish BookTrust

"It's a rare feat: a wordless picture book in which the absence of text intensifies the stories it tells. With its stark dearth of color, seen only where necessary, and evocative imagery, the artist's pictures make the migrant's journey - distinct yet everyday - feel palpable. A raw, startling portrait of migration."

-- Kirkus Review, starred.

"Magnificent illustrations with black backgrounds and vibrant colors effectively tell this wordless tale about migration...The weight of their experience and message is powerful.
Outstanding International Book 2021"

-- USBBY

"An important story, told with sensitivity and a firm understanding of the form, this is an excellent wordless picture-book."

-- Books Ireland

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