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Migrants

By Issa Watanabe
Illustrated by Issa Watanabe

A vital and powerful wordless picture book of courage, loss and hope—everything it takes to migrate to a new land

This book narrates, with extraordinarily powerful images, the journey of a group of animals that leaves behind a leafless forest. It is the story of a great and unique migration, a journey where borders must be crossed, sacrifices made, loved ones left behind. With forceful simplicity, Migrants shows us the courage migration takes. Death looms throughout the journey. And arriving may mean burying a portion of the past.

  • A powerful, thought-provoking book about migration with ultiple layers backing up a simple story
  • Readers can’t fail to be moved by the journey of these migrants
  • A continuingly relevant and important topic: the International Organization for Migration estimates 258 million immigrants in the world: almost 4% of all humanity

About the author

Issa Watanabe was born in Peru in 1980, the daughter of an illustrator and a poet. She studied Literature and Fine Arts and Illustration. Watanabe has led and developed several projects to promote social integration through art. She has published a number of books and was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Book Fair 2018.

ISBN: 9781776573134
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 2, 2020
Dimensions: 230 x 230mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $26.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 07/09/20 at 16:57:20
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