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Wisp: A Story of Hope

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Published 2018 by Hachette
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Tim Roast
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Normally I don't get emotional with a little picture book, but with this one there is a moment where I did.

The book follows Idris who is a boy in a refugee camp, the refugee camp being painted beautifully by the words. In fact the words used in the story are great throughout, with poetic licence used to make up some words, e.g. gentlied, softlied, to make the story stand out.

Everyone in the camp is sad and alone. Wisps fall from the night sky but only Idris seems to notice th
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Stephen Connor
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, loneliness, refugees
Grahame Baker-Smith is a wonderful illustrator, and Zana Fraillon a wonderful writer. Put them together and of course you will get a simply stunning book.

Fraillon continues on from her two YA novels, themed around the crises concerning displacement, namely in detention camps (The Bone Sparrow) and child trafficking (The Ones That Disappeared). This picture book is much more accessible to younger readers, but as thought-provoking to an older audience as her novels are.

A Wisp appears in a refugee
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Aimee
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Refugee
naz
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful story with stunning illustrations.
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Zana Fraillon was born in Melbourne, but spent her early childhood in San Francisco.

Zana has written two picture books for young children, a series for middle readers, and a novel for older readers based on research and accounts of survivors of the Forgotten Generation. She spent a year in China teaching English and now lives in Melbourne with her three sons, husband and two dogs.

When Zana isn't
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