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Mirror

By Jeannie Baker
Illustrated by Jeannie Baker

Two diverse countries and cultures are linked with warmth and charm in this two-in-one picture book.

This innovative picture book comprises two stories designed to be read simultaneously – one from the left, the other from the right. Page by page, we experience the lives of two little boys – one from an urban family in Sydney, Australia, the other from Morocco. From busy motorways to desert landscapes, these worlds couldn't be further apart. Yet with the journey of a homemade Moroccan carpet into the Australian boy's home, we can see how these separate lives become intertwined. At the book's conclusion, the family in Sydney can be seen enjoying their new purchase together while the Moroccan family are surfing the internet. A powerful book, Mirror illustrates how our lives reflect each other and that we are all, even in some small way, connected.

  • Innovative dual-book format, effectively communicating the way people's experiences and values are shared, despite geographical and cultural differences.
  • The essential story is conveyed wordlessly, while the short introduction and author's note appear in both English and Arabic.
  • A keystone in the vital bridge across the East-West gap.

About the author

Jeannie Baker is the author and illustrator of a number of children's picture books, including the award-winning Where the Forest Meets the Sea. Her characteristic use of mixed media to create detailed and elaborate collages is stunning and unique. She lives in Australia.

Awards

: English 4-11 Book Awards

Key Stage 1 Non Fiction - Winner

ISBN: 9781406309140
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2010
Dimensions: 270 x 250mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $39.99
New Zealand RRP: $45.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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