When Saoussan immigrated with her family from war-torn Lebanon, she was only seven years old. This picture book tells the story of how she had to adjust to her new home in Canada. She describes the frustration of not understanding the teacher when she started school, not knowing how to ask to go to the bathroom, and being terrified of a Hallowe’en skeleton. This is the perfect book to help kids empathize with immigrant children whose experiences are very similar to Saoussan’s.
|Publisher:||Annick Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Robert Munsch is one of North America's best-selling children's authors.
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.
Rebecca Green is an illustrator whose work has a home in young adult and chapter books. From Far Away is her very first picture book.