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The Journey Home

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013 (winner announced in March 2013), Junior Magazine Design Awards (best Picture Book and Best New Talent categories) and the Cambridgeshire Picture Book Award 2013! 'A thought-provoking story with a powerful message about conservation' says The Guardian's Julia Eccleshare Other titles from Frann Preston-Gannon includ ...more
Paperback, 30 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Pavilion Books Ltd
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Maria Thermann
The book is about a small polar bear who is looking for a new home because the ice is melting away where he lives and there is no food. Along the way he meets a series of animals who become his friends.

After discovering a small boat, Polar Bear sets out across the sea. He discovers a big city and drifts into a harbour full of huge ships and little tug boats. Here he meets a panda which watches him from the docks. The panda decides to join the bear and they set off together across the sea. When
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Kahil St aimee
This book won the Sendak fellow - an award named after the author of ‘Where the wild things are’. The book is has a clear and powerful message of conservation – the pictures in the book aren’t very colour, but they portray the bleak future of a world which fails to converse its environment. The book shows the grey images of polluted cities, and the clear cutting of rainforest.

The story begins with a polar bear on a tiny bit surrounded by only the sea – all the ice has melted. Since he can no lo
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ISLN (Int'l School Library Network) Singapore
"The ice is melting so Polar Bear sets off in search of a new home. Join him on his adventures across the seas and discover the many friends he meets along the way." (UK)
Karrina
Book has a powerful message in it, i was in tears as I read it! Beautiful illustrations and very thought provoking. I would recommend it for probably 4 year olds and up.
Laura Carter
Brief Plot Summary:

When four different animals find that they have nowhere to live anymore, they set off on a journey of discovery to find a new home. Along the way they meet each other and set sail across the high seas. Coming across a deserted island they decide to remain there, with no other option but to sit and wait for the world to realise its mistakes and for their homes to go back to normal again. This book is about the impact humans have on wildlife as a result of global warming, defore
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Ben Cameron
My 4-year-old relly loves this book! It is a serious book and there are lots of conversations to be had as you read through it, but it makes a welcome change from galloping through a funny or repetitious picture book (not that there is anything wrong with those). My son really 'gets' the message and as an animal lover he is determined that he is going to save the animals. The illustrations are incredibly beautiful. A book to sit down with your kids and take your time over.
Youngmi
Beautiful illustrations and a sad but hopeful story. This had me tearing up in a London bookstore. The story may be a little too heavy and mature for the littlest readers but hopefully they'll ask questions, take the message to heart and grow up with an understanding of how important it is to take care of our little planet. I'm still kicking myself for not buying it in London when I had the chance.
Juliette
A thought provoking read, this book has a quite serious tone and worked well with a year 2 class, but I would recommend it with 5+. A picture book that would be great to link into environmental projects, it contemplates the effect of global change on endangered animals, with beautiful illustrations.
Rachael
Simple, eloquent drawings to stress a valid point.
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