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You're about to go to a place where thousands, even millions, of kids live every day. You're about to enter a war zone.

       

There's been an attack. Grabbing his camera, a newspaper photographer rushes to the nearest clinic. What he finds there will change the way he thinks forever. Inspired by real events in the Middle East, this groundbreaking and acclaimed picture book
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2015 by Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd (first published 2012)
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Jon Nakapalau
Captures the horror of war by focusing on an item owned by a wounded child - powerful.
Jennifer Hendzlik
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A picture book geared towards "older readers" this short story takes the reader into a war zone where a school bus has just been attacked from the viewpoint of a war journalist. Subtle, somber and non-graphic despite what has happened-you won't shake this one anytime soon.
Marta Timbrook
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful yet haunting. Geared at upper elementary or middle school. Perfect for units on symbolism, war and conflict, and comparing and contrasting.
Alice
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Haunting.
Jennifer B.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I feel like I'm missing something here. Maybe it's the translation (I read this in Spanish), but it isn't very clear what actually happened, even with the illustrations.
Joanna
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
A grisly picture book for older readers, the reader steps into the shoes of a journalist as he experiences the horrors of war first-hand. The jolt of that one red shoe makes way for critical thinking, reflection, and connection to a world many students [hopefully] never have to live in. The illustrations are "beautifully haunting" as another GR reviewer puts it.
Donna Smith
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very short, very sobering picture book of how different life can be for a school child living in the Gaza strip compared to a child in the United States. Shows the horror of war and violence on the innocent. The illustrations and use of grays, blacks, and reds provide a haunting and striking interpretation.
Tanja
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Definitely a picture book for older readers - very powerful and thought-provoking. It brought tears to my eyes. The illustrations are kept in shades of grey with only the shoes in red, which further underlines the story's mood and message.
The Styling Librarian
One Red Shoe by Karin Gruss, illustrated by Tobias Krejtschi – Upsetting beautiful book about conflict, impact of conflict on a community, and much more. Told from the perspective of an adult, still poignant and touching.
Beth Parmer
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Definitely an intense read. For older students.
Tracy Bailey
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story of how tough it is to be a war correspondent and how close to home things can get.
Jen
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
WOW. Hauntingly beautiful.
Karen Wales
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019
Not very well written and/or translated. The story seems to start part way through and is a disjointed. The narrator's little "daydream" of the boy getting up and playing basketball doesn't read well either. The idea of commonality with other children that the author is trying to convey, while laudable, didn't, in my opinion, work.

It is also unclear what age the book is geared for. The content is too old and graphic for traditional picture book readers while the format seems too young for those
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Cat Fithian
War in the Gaza Strip, originally published in Germany. Stark, sad, harsh, beautiful. Not for storytimes.
Edward Sullivan
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A devastating portrait of child vicitms from an attack in a Middle East war zone. Originally published in Germany.
Cheryl
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hmmmmm............
Dale
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
A darker look at conflict in war and the effect it has, and can have on children.
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