|aWhat is it like to have to leave everything behind and travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange? A mother and her two children set out on such a journey; one filled with fear of the unknown, but also great hope. Based on the author's interactions with people forced to seek a new home, and told from the perspective of a young child.
得獎記錄 ☆ 2017年 國際特赦組織特別獎 (Amnesty CILIP Honour) ☆ 2017年 以撒．傑克．濟慈圖書獎榮譽獎 (Ezra Jack Keats Book Award of 2017) ☆ 2017年 美國兒童圖書館協會推薦童書 (ALSC Notable Children’s Book of 2017) ☆ 2017年 青少兒圖書協會國際圖書榮譽選書 (2017 USBBY Outstand International Books List) ☆ 2017年 美國聯合童書中心選書 (CCBC Choices 2017) ☆ 2016年 紐約公共圖書館最佳兒童選書 (The New York Public Library’s Best Book for Kids) ☆ 2016年 《紐約時報》傑出童書 (New York Times’ Notable Children’s Book of 2016) ☆ 2016年 《華爾街日報》最佳童書 (The Wall Street Journal’s Best Children’s Books of 2016) ☆ 2016年 《出版人週刊》最佳圖書 (Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2016) ☆ 2016年 《柯克斯評論》最佳繪本 (Kirkus Review’s Best Picture Books of 2016) ☆ 2016年 《學校圖書館週刊》最佳繪本 (School Library Journal’s Best Picture Books of 2016) ☆ 2016年 《衛報》最佳兒童圖書 (The Guardian’s Best Children’s Books of 2016)
----中文簡介擷取自中譯本《旅程》，字畝文化出版 ". . . a wonderful teaching tool for those who are welcoming refugees into their community."--The New York Times With haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book will stay with you long after the last page is turned. From the author: The Journey is actually a story about many journeys, and it began with the story of two girls I met in a refugee center in Italy. After meeting them I realized that behind their journey lay something very powerful. So I began collecting more stories of migration and interviewing many people from many different countries. A few months later, in September 2014, when I started studying a Master of Arts in Illustration at the Academy of Lucerne, I knew I wanted to create a book about these true stories. Almost every day on the news we hear the terms "migrants" and "refugees" but we rarely ever speak to or hear the personal journeys that they have had to take. This book is a collage of all those personal stories and the incredible strength of the people within them.
Francesca Sanna: Francesca is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer based in Switzerland. After she finished her studies In Caligari, the main city of her beloved Mediterranean island (Sardinia) she said goodbye to her family and her cat (Berta) and moved to Germany before and Switzerland after, in order to follow her dream and be able to work as an illustrator. She graduated in 2015 from the Lucerne School of Art and Design with a Master of Design, focusing on Illustration. The Journey is her first picture book.