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Story Boat by Kyo Maclear
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Feb 04, 2020 | ISBN 9780735263598

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One of NPR’s 100 Favorite Books For Young Readers
One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens Fall 2020

PRAISE FOR Story Boat:

“A timely and uplifting book about and for refugees.” STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

“Elegantly composed and beautifully depicted, Story Boat is the perfect vehicle to spark sensitive discussions and foster compassion for newcomers.” —STARRED REVIEW, Quill & Quire

“Luminous and thought-provoking, Story Boat contains deep layers of meaning that are sure to spark conversations from young readers.” STARRED REVIEW, BookPage

“Even among many excellent recent picture books about refugees, Maclear’s story stands out . . . Kheiriyeh’s gorgeously playful illustrations add to the human hopeful message.” —New York Times

“An utter masterpiece, Story Boat tackles a very serious issue that affects many children today . . . . [A]n immensely enjoyable read.” —CM Reviews

“The creators tell a refugee story in simple language with everyday objects, making it graspable for young readers.” —Publishers Weekly

“A timely story that will allow parents and teachers to open a discussion with young readers about the experiences of refugees.” School Library Connection

“Maclear’s poetic text and Kheiriyeh’s mixed media illustrations explore the continuing refugee crisis in this gentle picture book.” —Globe and Mail

“[A] beautifully illustrated picture book.” —Tablet

“A lyrical picture book about the migrant experience through a child’s eyes, dedicated to Syrian refugee children.” —49th Shelf


Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable – Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year Award WINNER 2021

USBBY-CBC Outstanding International Trade Book NOMINEE 2021

Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books RECOMMENDED 2020

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