Category: Book
By (author): Gay, Marie-Louise
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Published: August 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 10.50in x 8.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Mustafa and his family traveled a long way to reach their new home. Some nights Mustafa dreams about the country he used to live in, and he wakes up not knowing where he is. Then his mother takes him out to the balcony to see the moon - the same moon as in their old country. In the park, Mustafa sees ants and caterpillars and bees - they are the same, too. He encounters a "girl-with-a-cat," who says something in a language that he can't understand. He watches an old lady feeding birds and other children playing, but he is always looking in from the outside and he feels that he is invisible. But one day, the girl-with-the-cat beckons to him, and Mustafa begins to become part of his new world.

Marie-Louise Gay's remarkable ability to write and illustrate from the perspective of a young child is movingly exhibited in this gentle, thoughtful story about coming to feel at home in a new country.

From The Publisher*Young Mustafa feels invisible in his adopted home until a "girl-with-a-cat" extends a welcoming hand - a new book from world-renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay.
Review Quote*A touching story about adjustment, recovery, love, and friendship, told of a boy whose family moves to a new country due to war. . . . An invaluable resource for those working with children from resettled refugee families as well as host communities.
Review Quote*

Praise for Short Stories for Little Monsters: "Original, inventive, pore-overable, and child-pleasing …" Horn Book, starred review "This volume is worth reading multiple times to enjoy the humor and to revisit the witty illustrations and snappy dialogue." School Library Journal, starred review "… funny and unique, graced with the fabulous illustrations by Marie-Louise Gay." Youth Services Book Review, starred review

Praise for Any Questions: "A delightful and interactive step into the world of creating engaging picture books for children." Kirkus, starred review

Biographical Note

MARIE-LOUISE GAY has achieved international acclaim as an author and illustrator of children's books. She has won many awards, including two Governor General's awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise's very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. Her recent books include Any Questions? and Short Stories for Little Monsters. She lives in Montreal.