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The Suitcase (Hardcover)

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Can there ever be enough stories about kindness and friendship? Never! Especially when the story's written in such a fun, accessible manner. I love this book! Hooray for Chris Naylor-Ballesteros!

— Susan

Description


A powerful story about immigration, trust, and new beginnings, full of heart and humanity, for anyone who has ever felt unwelcome or out of place. Perfect for fans of Allen Say, Francesca Sanna, and Yuyi Morales. 

When a weary stranger arrives one day, with only a suitcase, everyone is full of questions:

Why is he here?
Where has he come from?
And just what is in that suitcase?
 
To learn the answers, they can either trust the newcomer or discover what they risk by not believing him. 
 
A story about hope and kindness, truth and perception—and most importantly, about how we treat those in need.

"At a time when over 65 million people are forcibly displaced around the world, this beautifully illustrated and wise, gentle tale of tolerance and kindness for fellow humans resonates deeply. I hope all parents share The Suitcase with their children." - Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner
 
"A simple, powerful way to introduce the idea of kindness to strangers to young children" - Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo
 

About the Author


Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is a picture book creator who lives in France.
Website: chrisnaylorballesteros.com
Twitter: @Chris_Naylor_B

Praise For…


"At a time when over 65 million people are forcibly displaced around the world, this beautifully illustrated and wise, gentle tale of tolerance and kindness for fellow humans resonates deeply. I hope all parents share The Suitcase with their children." - Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner
 
"A simple, powerful way to introduce the idea of kindness to strangers to young children" - Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo

★ "A heartwarming lesson in empathy and kindness."—Kirkus, STARRED review

"This picture book packs an emotional wallop for anyone who has sought a new life in a new land, delivering a powerful lesson on treating newcomers with kindness."—Booklist

"Naylor’s designs truly bring life to the text, while the emotions of all the animals, especially the exhaustion of the stranger, is evident as they work through their feelings and come to understand one another. An accessible, beautiful story of trust and acceptance for every collection."—School Library Journal
 


Product Details
ISBN: 9780358329602
ISBN-10: 0358329604
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 29th, 2020
Pages: 32