From beloved Australian author Mem Fox comes a timely picture book about how all of our lives are enriched by the vibrant cultural diversity immigrants bring to their new communities.
What journeys we have travelled, from countries near and far! Together now, we live in peace, beneath the Southern Star.
Inspired by the plight of immigrants around the world, Mem Fox was moved to write this lyrical and rhyming exploration of the myriad ways immigrants have enriched her home country of Australia. Young readers everywhere will see themselves—and their friends and neighbors—in this powerful and moving picture book.
Mem Fox is an educator and international literacy expert, and her many acclaimed picture books for young children include Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!; Hello Baby!; Baby Bedtime; I’m an Immigrant Too; the bestselling modern classics Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Time for Bed; and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit her at MemFox.com.
Ronojoy Ghosh has been an art director in the advertising industry for the past eighteen years, which has included stints in India, Indonesia, Singapore, and New Zealand. He currently lives in Australia with his wife and son. His first children’s picture book Ollie and the Wind was shortlisted for Book of the Year by the Children’s Book Council of Australia in 2016. His second book No Place Like Home, a story about a grumpy polar bear, is available in Australia. Ghosh is also the illustrator of Mem Fox’s I’m an Immigrant Too. His books have been translated into German, Chinese, Spanish, and Korean.
Publisher: Beach Lane Books (October 23, 2018)
Length: 40 pages
Grades: P - 3
Lexile ® 570L
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