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by George, Angela May,
[ 03. English Easy Reading ] Authors: Swan, Owen--illustrator. Physical details: pages cm. Subject(s): Empathy --Refugees --Fear --Personal Narrative 03. English Easy Reading Item type : 03. English Easy Reading
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Englewood School E GEO Available

Previously published: Australia: Scholastic Australia, 2016.

"We came here on a boat. Our trip took so long, sometimes I wondered if I would ever walk on grass again. A brave little girl and her mother escape a war-torn land. On the difficult sea voyage there is little to eat, but there is abundant love and caring. Her adopted country offers a safe place to live, a new school, and supportive friends. There are also hurtful labels, flashbacks, and the ever-present ache of a missing father. Over time there's a new job for her mother, time for play, music - even dancing! - and hope for the future. At the story's end a joyous reunion rewards this remarkable little girl's strength and belief that everything will be okay. Timely, powerful and moving, Out celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the darkest times, and the many paths people take to build a new life. Soft, evocative illustrations portray this family's escape and reunification with sensitivity, warmth and understated beauty - a perfect complement to the simple, eloquent text."--