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Children's Nonfiction Middle East

From Far Away

by (author) Robert Munsch & Saoussan Askar

illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Publisher
Annick Press
Initial publish date
Feb 1995
Category
Middle East
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550373974
    Publish Date
    Feb 1995
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550373967
    Publish Date
    Feb 1995
    List Price
    $7.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554519408
    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
    List Price
    $18.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554519392
    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
    List Price
    $11.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554519422
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $18.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
  • Reading age: 5 to 8

Description

"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.

About the authors

El reconocido narrador ROBERT MUNSCH ha escrito decenas de libros para niños, entre ellos: Paper Bag Princess y Mortimer. Él vive con su familia en Guelph, Ontario.

Robert Munsch's profile page

 

MICHAEL MARTCHENKO est né à Carcassonne, en France. Il s'installe au Canada avec sa famille alors qu'il a 7 ans. En 1966, il décroche son diplôme du Collège des arts de l'Ontario et devient bientôt directeur d'une agence publicitaire. C'est lors d'une exposition d'art graphique que Robert Munsch découvre le travail de Michael Martchenko. Michael a reçu le prix Libris 2006, Illustrateur de l'année.

 

MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books, and is most famous for his work with Robert Munsch, including Smelly Socks (Tes chaussettes sentent la mouffette!), Makeup Mess (Maquillage à gogo) and We Share Everything! (On partage tout!). He lives in Burlington, Ontario.

 

Michael Martchenko's profile page

Saoussan Askar was born in Lebanon during the civil war, and immigrated with her family to Toronto in 1989. From Far Away was first published when she was in grade five.

 

Saoussan Askar's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“... 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

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