"Dear Reading Buddy,
My teacher suggested that I write to you.
I will tell you about myself.
My name is Saoussan. I am seven years old and I am in grade two now.
I come from far away."
Saoussan tells the true story of her family’s flight from war-ridden Lebanon. She wrote a letter to Robert Munsch, and together they made her letter into this book.
“... takes on a difficult theme and communicates it effectively on a child’s level. A good choice for classes discussing the immigrant experience.” —School Library Journal