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On the Move: Home Is Where You Find It

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On the Move: Home Is Where You Find It
Written by Michael Rosen
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536218107
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On the Move: Home Is Where You Find It

author: Michael Rosen

Thatís why
it can happen again.
It does happen again.
It has happened again.

Some of Michael Rosenís relatives were lost before he was born, in the Holocaust. First, he wondered about them. And he wrote poems. Next, he searched for their stories. And he wrote poems. Then he found their stories. And he wrote poems. Now, in a companion book to The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II, Michael Rosen has brought together forty-nine of his most powerful poems, exploring the themes of migration and displacement through the lens of his childhood in the shadow of World War II, the lives of his relatives during that war, and migration, refugees, and displacement today and tomorrow, here, there, and everywhere. Throughout, atmospheric watercolors from master illustrator Quentin Blake evoke the hardship, exhaustion, isolation, and companionship of being on the move. At once intimate and universal, On the Move probes the power of art to adapt, bear witness, and heal.

In a masterful new collaboration, personal poems and poignant art illuminate the experience of refugees and immigrants everywhere.
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1536218103 /  9781536218107
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Poetry Anthology / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
144 / 5 1/4" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
History; Poetry; Social Topics;
author’s comments:
Michael Rosen is the internationally acclaimed author of The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II and Michael Rosen's Sad Book, both illustrated by Quentin Blake, and many other books. A former British Childrenís Laureate, he lives in London.
illustrator’s comments:
Sir Quentin Blake has illustrated more than 250 books by writers from Roald Dahl to Michael Rosen, in addition to his own picture books. In 1999, Sir Quentin Blake became the first British Children's Laureate. He lives in London.
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