An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home
Product Code: 8836
ISBN: 9781338305890
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Orchard Books
Published Date: 05/24/2021
Pages: 40
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Price: $18.99

Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on one of the youngest members of the family.

Inspired by actual events in the author's life, this is a narrative that is both timely and timeless. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the story chronicles a family's difficult and powerful journey to pack up what they can carry and to leave their world behind, traveling to a new and unknown place in a crowded boat.

With sparse, poetic, and lyrical text from acclaimed author Muon Thi Van, thoughtful back matter about the author's connection to the story, and luminous, stunning illustrations from Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree Victo Ngai, Wishes tells a powerful and timely story in a gentle and approachable way for young children and their families.

Wishes is a must-have book for every child's bookshelf.

Ages 4 to 8


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"A seamless interweaving of elegant prose and atmospheric art marks this affecting immigrant narrative." ? Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This story of escape makes refugees’ experiences more lucid and will summon deep feeling from readers." ?Booklist, starred review

"A superb, beautifully moving collaboration of text and illustration." ?Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This rich and nuanced tale illuminates the closely held wishes of refugees the world over. It’s unforgettable." ? BookPage, starred review

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