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Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders

Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders (Hardback)

Foreword by Tan, Shaun
Edited by International Centre for the Picture Book in Society

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A stunning, unique book of postcards created by illustrators from 28 countries on the theme of human migration

ISBN 9781910959800
Barcode 9781910959800
Published 1 June 2019 by Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781910959800
ISBN-10 1910959804
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Imprint Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 June 2019
International Publication Date 9 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Foreword by Tan, Shaun
Edited by International Centre for the Picture Book in Society
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal, Health & Social Education (Phase)
Refugees & Political Asylum
Gift Books
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 135mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 260g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Emigration and immigration - Juvenile literature, Emigration and immigration - Pictorial works - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 304.82
Catalogue Code 980243

Description of this Book

Based on the exhibition of postcards at the Bibliana exhibition in Bratislava in 2017, curated by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. A stunning, unique book of 50 images created by illustrators from 28 countries on the theme of human migration. All highlight the positive impact of the migration of peoples, and show brilliantly how cultures and ideas flow despite borders, barriers and bans. Illustrators include Shaun Tan, Neal Layton, Jackie Morris, Christopher Corr, Nicola Davies, Petr Horacek, Axel Scheffler, Jane Ray, Marie Louise Gay, Isol, Roger Mello from 28 countries across the world. The book is divided into themes of Departures, Long Journeys, Arrivals and Hope for the Future. The facsimile postcard text includes personal messages of hope from the illustrators, as well as quotes from writers including Maya Angelou, WB Yeats, John Clare, Anita Desai and Robert Macfarlane. With an introduction by Shaun Tan.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Books Are My Bag Readers Award 2019 (UK)
NZ Review Really lovely...A very important and timely book. * Angels and Urchins * This extraordinary book comes from the innovative imprint Otter-Barry whose though-provoking titles never fail to surprise and delight...There is so much here to see, absorb and scrutinise as well as the profoundly important message: the images, words, stamps, handwriting. It has huge potential for children to generate their own images and words. There should be a copy of this book in every classroom in the country. * Reading Zone 5 star review * Both thought-provoking and utterly beautiful, with the strong message of acceptance and the dissolution of our preconceptions about nationality and borders emanating from every page. This really is something stunning and well worth picking up. * Read it, Daddy! * A poignant book which collates artwork from across the world to express solidarity and support with the migrants who face great danger and struggle to find a better place. * picturebooksblogger * Everyone needs a copy of Migrations; it reaches out to us all, offering another beacon on the uphill climb towards the creation of a better world for everyone, young, old and in-between. * Red Reading Hub * A source of pride, beautiful to hold and a showcase for the work of illustrators. * Books for Keeps * Wonderful, poignant...a truly heartfelt read. This book would be a wonderful resource in a learning setting...and the artwork throughout is stunning. * Mama Filz * There seem to be endless possibilities for the use of this book...and it certainly opened my heart. * Books for Topics * Exceptional and stimulating...The differing styles of illustration are fascinating to study, and the accompanying texts are thoughtful and perceptive. * Parents in Touch * 'It has hope pulling the strands of the journey together, a dream of something better. Each journey and illustration is an individual act, but very much part of a whole. -- Recommended for Refugee Week * Minerva Reads *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Migrations, an exhibition of the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society, was first shown at BIBIANA, Bratislava, in September 2017. The ICPBS, founded at the University of Worcester, England, by Piet Grobler and Tobias Hickey, emphasises and celebrates the power of illustration to engage with society, particularly by focusing on issues of cultural diversity and the inclusivity of minorities and socially disenfranchised people.

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