“I look up to the birds that seem to be following us. They are migrating just like us. And their journey, like ours, is very long, but they don’t have to cross any borders.”
What is it like to have to leave everything behind and travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange?
A family sets out on such a journey; one filled with fear of the unknown, but also great hope.
Published by Flying Eye Books in 2016, The Journey has been translated into more than 20 languages.
48 pages | 27 × 23 cm | Hardback | 6 – 10 years
Winner of the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Author Honor and New Illustrator Honor Awards
Selected as an ALSC notable children’s book of 2017 NOTABLE CHILDREN’S BOOK OF 2017
Selected for the 2017 USBBY Outstanding International Books List
Included in CCBC choices 2017
A The New York Times‘ Notable Children’s Book of 2016
A Wall Street Journal’s Best Children’s Books of 2016
A Publisher’s Weekly‘s Best Books of 2016
A Kirkus Reviews‘ Best Picture Books of 2016
A School Library Journal‘s Best Picture Books of 2016
A Guardian’s Best Children’s Books of 2016
A New York Public Libary’s Best Book for Kids 2016
“[Francesca Sanna’s artwork] is both realistic and fantastical, done in a striking, graphic style. “The Journey” will be a wonderful teaching tool for those who are welcoming refugees into their community.”
– New York Times
You can buy a signed copy of The Journey in my shop, or at your favorite local independent bookshop.